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Chronic Pelvic Pain

Chronic pelvic pain is pain in the area below your bellybutton and between your hips that lasts six months or longer.

Chronic pelvic pain can have multiple causes. It can be a symptom of another disease, or it can be a condition in its own right.

If your chronic pelvic pain appears to be caused by another medical problem, treating that problem may be enough to eliminate your pain.

However, in many cases it's not possible to identify a single cause for chronic pelvic pain. In that case, the goal of treatment is to reduce your pain and other symptoms and improve your quality of life.


Symptoms of chronic pelvic pain may include:

Severe and steady pain
Pain that comes and goes (intermittent)
Dull aching
Sharp pains or cramping
Pressure or heaviness deep within your pelvis

You can also experience:

Pain during intercourse
Pain while having a bowel movement or urinating
Pain when you sit for long periods of time
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