Evaluation and management of chronic pelvic pain.

@article{Duleba1996EvaluationAM,
  title={Evaluation and management of chronic pelvic pain.},
  author={Antoni J. Duleba and Martin D. Keltz and David L. Olive},
  journal={The Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists},
  year={1996},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={205-27}
}
Evaluating patients with chronic pelvic pain is complex. A detailed medical history should be ideally supplemented by psychologic evaluation and assessment of the woman's social background. At the time of physical examination, the location and intensity of the pain should be mapped. Assessment of pain relief with the administration of a local anesthetic to trigger points or selected nerves may be useful in predicting the potential efficacy of surgical interventions such as uterosacral nerve… CONTINUE READING

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