Chronic pelvic pain can often be challenging to diagnose. But challenging doesn’t mean impossible. Finding the right diagnosis is the first step toward lasting relief.
Chronic pelvic pain is not a symptom. It is a disease, stresses Joseph Abdelmalak, MD, a specialist in Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Pain Management. “I compare it to hypertension or diabetes,” he says. “It is chronic but treatable.” More than 80 percent of patients with chronic pelvic pain are women, says Dr. Abdelmalak. In fact, … Read More