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Located on the campus of Sentara. Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia Beach

Chronic Pelvic Pain

Chronic pelvic pain is pain that has been present for 6 months or more. Chronic pelvic pain can severely affect a patient’s quality of life and can be a challenge for treating providers. A systematic and thorough evaluation is the best approach. There is a many gynecologic and non-gynecologic conditions that can cause a patient to suffer from chronic pelvic pain. It is important to assess for bowel, urinary, and musculoskeletal disorders that can contribute to a patient’s pelvic pain.

Once your physician has evaluated for possible causes of your pain a treatment plan can be made. These treatments may include physical therapy, medications that change the sensitivity of the nerves(neuromodulation), hormonal therapy, injections, or referral to another specialist. For more information please visit any of the following websites: www.ipps.org