Chronic Pelvic Pain is a symptom, not a diagnosis. It is seen in both male and female populations. The patient has deep pain (colicky, aching, cramping and burning), could be unilateral, bilateral or in the midline; may radiate to low back, anterior abdominal wall, buttocks, hips, perineal area and anterior thighs. They may also have associated symptoms of dyspareunia, changes in bowel /urinary habits & may be associated with psychological depression.
Treatment includes identifying the cause and treating it.Because of the complex interacting mechanisms, multimodal approach provides best therapeutic success