Chronic Pelvic Pain


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Expiration Date

31 Dec 2025

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2023

Estimated Time To Finish

75 Minutes

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Activity Description

Chronic pelvic pain can be a disabling, chronic, persistent pain, within the pelvis in women. Relatively common, chronic pelvic pain is associated with comorbidities such as irritable bowel syndrome, major depressive disorder, or pelvic inflammatory syndrome. One in seven women in the United States is affected. Chronic pelvic pain is considered a form of chronic regional pain syndrome. The diagnosis of chronic pelvic pain is made after three to six months of pelvic pain and is often based on history or physical; there are numerous associated symptoms or precipitating factors that help establish the diagnosis. While imaging and laboratory findings are often inconclusive in making the diagnosis of chronic pelvic pain, often, they are useful in the diagnosis of a comorbid condition responsible for the development of chronic pelvic pain. An estimated fifty percent of cases remain undiagnosed. This activity reviews the evaluation and treatment of chronic pelvic pain and explains the role of the interprofessional team in managing patients with this condition.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of individuals in nursing.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the etiology of chronic pelvic pain.
  • Review the appropriate evaluation of chronic pelvic pain.
  • Outline the treatment and management options available for chronic pelvic pain.
  • Summarize interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination and communication to enhance the care of chronic pelvic pain and improve outcomes.


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  4. Choose the best answer to each activity test question. To receive credit, you must pass the test questions with a minimum score of 100%.
  5. Complete the post-activity assessment.
  6. Obtain a certificate.

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    Misinformation- physical therapy would NOT focus on strengthening in women with myofascial pelvic floor pain. Down training would be the focus.

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