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Does anyone know about Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome?

By August 10, 2009 - 6:41am
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After undergoing surgery to excise a Urethral Diverticulum over a year ago, my 20 year old daughter, a vibrant athlete, has had numerous trips to the hospital with severe pain. They have finally diagnosed it as Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome for which, it seems, the only effective way to deal with it (so they say) is through pain management and physical therapy. It is debilitating and quite painful, driven by anxiety, it seems.

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I'm sorry your daughter is suffering from this condition. My first reaction was that too many doctors, in my experience, have chalked unexplained pains suffered by women to stress or anxiety. Whether or not they really understand root cause, who knows.

You mentioned that your daughter is an avid athlete. I imagine she was probably asked whether or not she suffered any unusual injuries during her sports activities. Has she been examined by an orthopedic specialist for possible bone fractures, by any chance? Has she ever been tested by a physical therapist or trainer for weak abdominal muscles? I'm just asking from an athlete's point of view.

Or, has she ever suffered irritable bowel syndrome or problems with her period?

You might be interested in:

Chronic pelvic pain: Diagnosis and Treatment, EmpowHer News
The Mayo Clinic's information on possible causes of chronic pelvic syndrome.

Hope this helps.

August 11, 2009 - 8:02pm
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