Chronic Pelvic Pain
Chronic pelvic pain is characterized as pain below your belly button, between your hips that lasts six months or longer.
About Chronic Pelvic Pain
Chronic pelvic pain is a complex disorder that can have a singular cause or multiple causes. Depending on the severity and progression of your condition, your care team will evaluate you for the best interventions customized for you and designed to promote the highest quality of care and outcomes.
Symptoms of Chronic Pelvic Pain
Pain may be described as severe and consistent, intermittent, dull and aching, sharp and cramping, or with pressure and heaviness. Woman with chronic pelvic pain may also experience pain during intercourse, pain during bowel movements or urination, or pain while sitting for long periods of time.
Treating Chronic Pelvic Pain
Because there can be a number of different conditions that can cause chronic pelvic pain, a thorough history and physical examination of the abdomen and pelvis are essential components of the initial appointment for patients with pelvic pain. Other lab tests, screenings or imaging may also be recommended to aid in proper diagnosis. Depending on the cause of your chronic pelvic pain a variety of treatments may be recommended as a part of your care plan including medications, pelvic floor physical therapy or surgical intervention. Regardless of your treatment, your care team will work with you to understand the risk and benefits and what you can expect throughout your care and recovery.
Care Team Approach
Patients are cared for by a dedicated multidisciplinary care team, meaning you will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines. Our team of board-certified obstetricians and gynecologists, fellowship-trained subspecialists, pelvic floor physical therapists, advanced practice providers, and more work together to provide unparalleled care for patients every step of the way. We also work closely with referring physicians and other partners in the community to schedule and coordinate any additional care services you may need.
We collaborate with our colleagues at the Dell Medical School and The University of Texas at Austin to utilize the latest research, diagnostic, and treatment techniques, allowing us to deliver comprehensive, compassionate care and provide a seamless experience for women from adolescence to menopause and beyond.