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    What characterises chronic pelvic pain?

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  • Dr David Rosen

    Gynaecologist, Laparoscopic Surgeon

    Dr David Rosen is a Specialist Endoscopic (Keyhole) and Robotic Surgeon with expertise in; Prolapse and Incontinence surgery, Endometriosis, menstrual disorders including complicated Hysterectomies by … View Profile

    Chronic Pelvic pain (CPP) is defined as  the prescence of symptomatic, intractable non-cyclical pelvic pain of at least 6 (some use 3) months duration causing functional disability (ie - it stops you doing your normal activity). Some add the proviso that it is not treatable by simple analgaesia. A numvber of causes for CPP  exist;

    • endometriosis
    • adhesions from previous open surgery
    • chronic pelvic inflmmatory disease
    • pelvic congestion (dilated pelvic veins)
    • ovarian pathology
    Many of thse causes can only be accurately diagnosed or managed by a laparoscopy looking at the pelvis in conjunction with a good history by your doctor.

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