Below the belt: approach to chronic pelvic pain.

  title={Below the belt: approach to chronic pelvic pain.},
  author={Risa Bordman and Bethany Jackson},
  journal={Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien},
  volume={52 12},
OBJECTIVE To present a practical approach to the symptom complex called chronic pelvic pain (CPP). Chronic pelvic pain is defined as nonmenstrual pain lasting 6 months or more that is severe enough to cause functional disability or require medical or surgical treatment. SOURCES OF INFORMATION MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were searched from January 1996 to December 2004. MAIN MESSAGE While the source of pain in CPP can be gynecologic, urologic… CONTINUE READING