Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Recurrent Pelvic Pain Treatment

The treatment of chronic pelvic pain focuses on the underlying cause. However, sometimes a cause is not found. In these cases, treatment may include acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and antidepressant medications. Physical therapy may reduce pain by relieving muscle tension, or strengthening muscles that support the pelvis and lower spine. Mental health counseling may be helpful if the pelvic pain is associated with depression, anxiety, or sexual abuse. In some cases, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) may relieve chronic pelvic pain. A TENS unit delivers electrical impulses to nerves under the skin. As a last resort, the doctor may recommend surgery to remove your uterus.

Treatment may include:

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Last Updated: Jun 2, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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