Chronic Pelvic Pain | Treatment


How is chronic pelvic pain treated?

Treatment depends on your individual problem. Your doctor will help you determine which form of treatment is right for you. Some treatment options include:

  • Stopping ovulation (release of eggs from the ovary) with birth control pills or injections
  • Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pain relievers such as ibuprofen (one brand name: Motrin) or naproxen (brand name: Aleve)
  • Relaxation exercises, biofeedback (treatment to control emotional states using electronic devices) and physical therapy
  • Abdominal trigger point injections. A trigger point is a tender area in the lower wall of the abdomen. Pressure that is put on this area causes pain. Injecting medicine into the trigger point can block this pain
  • Antibiotics
  • Psychological counseling
  • Rarely, surgery is necessary if abnormalities in the pelvis are seen

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 01/96