||Podcast: Treatment Options for Chronic Pelvic
Pain in Women
Debra: From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, I’m Debra
James with Healthcare 411: Information for better health.
If you’re a woman and you’ve been experiencing pain in the area between your
hips and below your belly button for at least three months, you may have a
condition known as chronic pelvic pain. Your clinician will need to do a
complete evaluation to identify the cause of your pain.
AHRQ’s Dr. Shilpa Amin explains:
Dr. Amin: Chronic pelvic pain can have many causes, including irritable
bowel syndrome, endometriosis or painful bladder syndrome. And the pain can keep
you from being able to do regular activities. AHRQ has a brochure that explains
several effective treatment options, including medicines, hormone therapy and
surgery, as well as exercise or dietary changes.
Debra: For your free copy of Treating Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Review of
the Evidence for Women, call 1-800-358-9295. Healthcare 411 is a production of
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.