1.) Chronic pelvic pain in women... (patients.uptodate.com) 2.) Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Tricky Diagnosis... (www.womenshealthmatters.ca ) 3.) Pelvic Pain... (healthywomen.org ) 4.) Chronic pelvic pain... (mayoclinic.com) 5.) All About Pelvic Pain... (isge.org) 6.) Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Patient Educational Booklet... (pelvicpain.org) 7.) Chronic Pelvic Pain is not " all in your head."... (Url is not found)
1.) Patient information: Chronic pelvic pain in women... Current through August 2005 http://www.patients.uptodate.com/topic.asp?file=wom_issu/4999&title=Pelvic+pain&session=GTgjmFHas36mp1GsgKoGKWs0O4
WHAT CAN CAUSE CHRONIC PELVIC PAIN? • Gynecologic causes • Other causes
HOW IS THE CAUSE OF CHRONIC PELVIC PAIN IDENTIFIED?
HOW IS GYNECOLOGIC PELVIC PAIN TREATED? • Medical treatment • Surgical treatment
2.) Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Tricky Diagnosis... A Canada-based web site... http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca/facts/quick_show_d.cfm?number=567&session=GTgjmFHas36mp1GsgKoGKWs0O4
"The difficulty of obtaining a proper diagnosis and adequate treatment is due in part to the fact that many doctors are not well informed about the causes of pelvic pain."
3.) Pelvic Pain... http://www.healthywomen.org/content.cfm?L1=3&L2=124
- Overview - Diagnosis - Treatment - Prevention - Facts to Know - Questions to Ask
Key Q&A - Lifestyle Tips - Test Your Knowledge
4.) Chronic pelvic pain...
- Overview - Signs and symptoms - Causes - When to seek medical advice
Screening and diagnosis - Treatment - Self-care
5.) All About Pelvic Pain... http://isge.org/pshowp.php?pid=80
- What Defines Pelvic Pain? - What Are the Causes of Pelvic Pain? - Diagnosing Pelvic Pain - Some Potential Causes of Pelvic Pain - Treatment Options - Additional Treatment Options - Conclusion
6.) Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Patient Educational Booklet...
Understanding the Principles of Chronic Pelvic Pain
- Chronic Pelvic Pain: An Introduction - What is Chronic Pelvic Pain? -
Can CPP Start One Place and End Up Somewhere Else? - How Is Pain Perceived? -
What Are the Basic Elements of CPP? - How Do They Apply to Pain Therapy? -
How Do I Find Out If I Have CPP?
Appendix A - Sample Drug Contract
7.) Chronic Pelvic Pain is not " all in your head." (Url is not found)
"Many women are held captive by a recurring or constant pain in the abdomen. The pain can be intense and sometimes debilitating. It may last for months or even years, leading some women to jump from physician to physician in search of a cure.
"Chronic pelvic pain is defined as a pain in the pelvic or lower abdomen area, not related to the menstrual cycle, which persists for six months or more. Because of its vague and inconsistent symptoms, chronic pelvic pain is difficult to diagnose. But it is real, and in most cases it can be treated.
"There may be one factor causing the pain or there may be many. If the pain is gynecological, it could be caused by such conditions as pelvic adhesions, endometriosis, or pelvic inflammatory disease. Other common causes of pelvic pain are not gynecological, including irritable bowel syndrome, appendicitis or inflammation in the urinary tract.
"Because pelvic pain can be caused by a myriad of disorders, it is important to find a doctor who is sensitive to your needs and willing to take the time to solve the problem. Don't let anyone dismiss it as being " all in your head.". The solution may require time and energy, but most causes of pelvic pain can be treated successfully."