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About Chronic Pelvic Pain

Chronic pelvic pain is a complex disorder that can have a singular cause or multiple causes. Pain may be described as severe and consistent, intermittent, dull and aching, sharp and cramping, or with pressure and heaviness. Woman with chronic pelvic pain may also experience pain during intercourse, pain during bowel movements or urination, or pain while sitting for long periods of time. Depending on the severity and progression of your condition, your care team will evaluate you for the best interventions customized for you and designed to promote the highest quality of care and outcomes.

Pelvic Pain Treatment at UT Health Austin

Because there can be a number of different conditions that can cause chronic pelvic pain, a thorough history and physical examination of the abdomen and pelvis are essential components of the initial appointment for patients with pelvic pain. Other lab tests, screenings or imaging may also be recommended to aid in proper diagnosis. Depending on the cause of your chronic pelvic pain a variety of treatments may be recommended as a part of your care plan including medications, pelvic floor physical therapy or surgical intervention. Regardless of your treatment, your care team will work with you to understand the risk and benefits and what you can expect throughout your care and recovery.

About Women’s Health Institute

The Women’s Health Institute is dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate care and ongoing support all women deserve to live healthier more fulfilling lives. Our care team delivers a coordinated, whole-woman approach to care focusing on the goals that matter to you. The Women’s Health Institute practices mutual respect and care for all patients including transgender individuals. Whatever your needs, your specialized care team is here to listen and work with you to develop a treatment plan that is right for you.