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Chronic Pelvic Pain

Chronic pelvic pain plagues many women per year. It is not a single disease entity, but a collection of symptoms with a variety of causes. Some of the causes are:

  • Endometriosis
  • Adenomyosis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal dismotility, or chronic constipation
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Chronic low back and disc disease
  • Fibroid uterus
  • Recurrent ovarian cysts
  • Nerve entrapment or adhesive disease
  • Chronic vulvovaginitis

At the Johns Hopkins Center for Chronic Pelvic Pain, we have a variety of specialists who evaluate and treat the above symptoms. Using state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities, causes for chronic pelvic pain are sought and treatments developed.