Diagnosing Chronic Pelvic Pain
The diagnosis of Chronic Pelvic Pain involves a variety of physical exams. However, the most important piece to diagnosing is a thorough review of medical, family and personal histories.
Your provider will ask you questions including:
- When the onset of pain began?
- Has the pain changed over time?
- Have there been aggravating or alleviating factors?
- What other medical conditions are you dealing with?
Your provider will also inquire about all tests and surgeries that have been used to diagnose or treat the pain in the past. Additionally, they will ask you about medications used, providers seen and natural or homeopathic remedies utilized to date.
An extensive physical exam will lead our team of experts toward further laboratory or radiologic testing needs and the need for additional health care specialists.
The physical exam will include:
- A thorough pelvic exam
- An evaluation of the tissue and muscles surrounding the pelvis
- Evaluation of the internal and external pelvic muscles and nerves
- An exam of the pelvic organs including the uterus, tubes, ovaries, bladder and urethra and rectum.