Chronic Pelvic Pain | Treatment

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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

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

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

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