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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
  • Endometriosis 
  • Adenomyosis 
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease 
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome 
  • Proctalgia fugax 
  • Levator ani syndrome 
  • Constipation 
  • Pelvic trauma  
  • Prostatitis 
  • Interstitial cystitis 
  • Bladder pain syndrome 
  • Other