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Pelvic Pain

Chronic pelvic pain is pain in the lower abdomen that has lasted for at least six months. Many different conditions can cause chronic pelvic pain.

To learn more about conditions related to pelvic pain, please refer to the following articles, some of which go to our Dartmouth-Hitchcock Healthwise® Health Encyclopedia website:

  • Adenomyosis: A definition of adenomyosis, a condition that occurs when the cells that normally line the uterus grow into the muscular tissue of the uterine wall.
  • Adhesions: Description of adhesions or scar tissue that forms between two structures or organs inside the body that are not normally connected to each other.
  • Endometriosis: Topic overview of endometriosis, a problem that many women have during their childbearing years.
  • Ovarian Cysts: Information about functional ovarian cysts.
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID): Overview of PID, which encompasses many types of infection in the uterus, fallopian tubes, or ovaries.
  • Polycystic Ovary Disease: Details about polycystic ovary syndrome, a problem in which a woman's hormones are out of balance.
  • Uterine Fibroids: Treatment informaton for uterine fibroids, which are non-cancerous tumors inside the uterus.
  • Vulvodynia: Topic about vulvodynia, a chronic vulvar pain.
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