Persistent pelvic pain: Rising to the challenge

Jackie Stacy, Helena Frawley, Gail Powell, Roger Goucke, Timothy Pavy

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Persistent pelvic pain is a common condition, with up to 20% of those affected reporting severe pain. Once end organ disease has been assessed, further investigations should be minimised. Persistent pelvic pain as a hyperalgesic neuropathic pain condition must be considered in the differential diagnosis. A multidisciplinary assessment and management plan, prepared by the co-ordinating gynaecologist in consultation with the general practitioner, physiotherapist and psychologist (with gastroenterological, urological and pain medicine specialist input as deemed appropriate), is strongly recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)502-507
Number of pages6
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • multidisciplinary
  • pelvic pain

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