According to the Mayo Clinic, chronic pelvic pain is pain in the area below your bellybutton and between your hips that lasts six months or longer. Chronic pelvic pain can have multiple causes. It can be a symptom of another disease, or it can be a condition in its own right. However, in many cases it’s not possible to identify a single cause for chronic pelvic pain. In that case, the goal of treatment is to reduce your pain and other symptoms and improve your quality of life.

It is estimated by Women’s Health Queensland that 15% of women suffer from CPP and many continue suffering for a number of years. Chronic pelvic pain can have an enormous impact on a person’s life, affecting their appetite, sleep, work and social life. Many women with CPP also have sexual issues such as pain during or after sex, which can impact relationships. Consequently, women dealing with CPP can also experience psychological issues such as depression and anxiety.

Compass provides compassionate care by providers who have specialized training in the unique needs of those experiencing chronic pelvic pain. Please contact the office for more information.