The pelvis is the part located between the abdomen and the legs. This area provides support for the intestines and contains the bladder and reproductive organs; namely the uterus; fallopian tubes and ovaries.
If you feel pain in this region and if it has lasted for 6 or more months; it is called chronic pelvic pain. If you are suffering from this type of pain; see your gynecologist as most of the time; it is associated with gynecological conditions; although few nongynecological conditions may also cause pain in the pelvis.
Dr. Dimple Doshi at Vardaan Hospital; believes prevention is better than cure, and thus apart from the precise treatment guidelines; preventive measures are an essential part of our consultations with the patients who have either had it or want to know more about it.
Nongynecological causes like irritable bowel syndrome; painful bladder syndrome; diverticulitis; fibromuscular causes may lead to chronic pelvic pain.
As a number of conditions cause chronic pelvic pain; your gynaecologist examination will be aimed to find out the reasons of chronic pelvic pain so that you can be given appropriate treatment to improve the quality of life.
Psychotherapy involves combined involvement of a psychologist; psychiatrist and social workers who can help you cope up with the chronic pain and improve the quality of life.