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Pelvic Pain

What is pelvic pain?

The intensity and type of pelvic pain vary from woman to woman. For some, intercourse, inserting a tampon or a gynecological checkup can be painful. For others, pelvic pain may refer to pressure or discomfort around the vaginal opening that makes sitting, walking or wearing pants or underwear irritating. Pelvic pain can also be felt in the abdomen, lower back and hips. The level of pain can range from mild and fleeting to persistent and severe.

What are the causes of pelvic pain?


What treatments are available?

Effective treatments for pelvic pain may include physical therapy, topical creams, anti-inflammatory medications, diet modification, pain medications and surgery. 

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