Tenderness as measured by pressure pain thresholds extends beyond the pelvis in chronic pelvic pain syndrome in men.

@article{Davis2011TendernessAM,
  title={Tenderness as measured by pressure pain thresholds extends beyond the pelvis in chronic pelvic pain syndrome in men.},
  author={Seth N P Davis and Caroline A Maykut and Yitzchak M. Binik and R Amsel and Serge Carrier},
  journal={The journal of sexual medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={232-9}
}
INTRODUCTION Urological Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (UCPPS) in men is a common complaint, and causes significant impairment in quality of life. Until recently, the focus of research has primarily been on pain symptoms or underlying prostate pathology. However, new clinical phenotyping demonstrates pelvic tenderness to be an important component of UCPPS. Unfortunately, mechanisms underlying tenderness remain to be understood, and tenderness itself has not been well quantified. AIM To validate… CONTINUE READING

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