Chronic Pelvic Pain

Chronic pelvic pain refers to pain in the patient’s pelvic region (the area below the bellybutton and between the hips) that lasts six months or longer. Common causes of chronic pelvic pain are interstitial cystitis (i.e., inflammation of the bladder wall) in women and chronic prostatitis in men. However, chronic pelvic pain may be a symptom of another disease such as cancer. The SUS experts will diagnose the problem then recommend a treatment that relates to the cause of the pain, such as pelvic physical therapy, oral medicines, and bladder instillations, and/or help you better manage the pain.