Chronic pelvic pain: an integrated approach to diagnosis and treatment.

@article{Gunter2003ChronicPP,
  title={Chronic pelvic pain: an integrated approach to diagnosis and treatment.},
  author={Jennifer Gunter},
  journal={Obstetrical & gynecological survey},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 9},
  pages={
          615-23
        }
}
UNLABELLED Chronic pelvic pain affects upward of 15% of women and is a frustrating condition for both patients and physicians. Chronic pelvic pain is not a disease, but a syndrome that results from a complex interaction between neurologic, musculoskeletal, and endocrine systems that is further influenced by behavioral and psychologic factors. Traditional approaches to this disorder have been surgical, although long-term success rates have been disappointing. Placebo response to surgery is… CONTINUE READING

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