Chronic Pelvic Pain
Chronic pelvic pain men and women
Chronic pelvic pain is persistent pain in the lower abdominal and/or the vulva, vagina or perineum, testicular, penis and scrotal area that lasts for more than six months.
There are many possible causes of chronic pelvic pain, it can be a symptom of another underlying disease or a condition on its own. It is often not possible to identify a single cause of pain, therefore, a multidisciplinary approach is necessary, with treatment focusing on reducing your pain and other symptoms.
What are the causes of pelvic pain?
Pain can be caused by many different reasons:
- Chronic anal fissures
- Birthing injury
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Pelvic congestion syndrome
- Proctalgia fugax
- Levator ani syndrome
- Pelvic trauma
- Interstitial cystitis
- Bladder pain syndrome