Symptoms of chronic pelvic pain include:
- Severe and steady pain
- Pain that comes and goes
- Dull aching
- Severe cramping during periods
- Pain during intercourse
- Pain during long periods of sitting and/or standing
Because there are many causes of chronic pelvic pain, diagnosing the problem is a process of elimination. Typical diagnosis begins with a review of symptoms and medical history.
Along with pelvic exams and ultrasounds, doctors may utilize laparoscopic surgery, a minimally invasive surgery used to look at the uterus and surrounding area for infections.
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