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There can be few medical problems that cause as much anguish and suffering or are the subject of as much confusion as pelvic pain.

You may well have been given different diagnoses by various consultants for your problem, as this part of the body can relate to a number of different mainstream medical departments (gynecology, urogenital, gastroenterology, orthopedic and others). The fact that there are nearly 50 names or syndromes for chronic pain or problems area below the belly button supports this.


Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome may be called or due to:

  1. Abdominal adhesions
  2. Bladder pain syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis (BPS/IC)
  3. Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CP/CPPS )
  4. Clitoral Pain Syndrome
  5. Clitorodynia
  6. Coccydynia / Coccygodynia
  7. Cystalgia
  8. Dyspareunia
  9. Dysuria
  10. Endometriosis Associated Pain Syndrome
  11. Epididymal Pain Syndrome
  12. Erectile dysfunction (impotence)
  13. Hyper–mobility Syndrome (Ehlers–Danlos Syndrome, or Cutis hyperelastica)
  14. Interstitial cystitis (IC)
  15. Irritable Pelvis Syndrome (IPS)
  16. Non-bacterial cystitis / prostatitis
  17. Orchialgia
  18. Overactive Bladder Syndrome (OBS)
  19. Painful Bladder Syndrome (PBS)
  20. Pelvic congestion syndrome (varicose pelvis)
  21. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD) (pelvic floor dyssynergia, Anismus)
  22. Pelvic Pain of Gastrointestinal Origin
  23. Pelvic Pain Organic Dysfunction Syndrome (PPOD)
  24. Penile Pain Syndrome
  25. Perineal Pain Syndrome
  26. Period pain
  27. Perpetual Arousal Syndrome (PAS)
  28. Phallodynia
  29. Post-vastectomy Pain Syndrome
  30. Pregnancy-Related Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)
  31. Proctalgia
  32. Prostate Pain Syndrome (PPS)
  33. Prostatodynia
  34. Pudendal Nerve pain / neuralgia
  35. Pudendal Pain Syndrome
  36. Reproductive pelvic pain
  37. Scrotal Pain Syndrome
  38. Sacral-Iliac Joint (SIJ) dysfunction
  39. Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD)
  40. Urethral Pain Syndrome
  41. Urgency-Frequency Syndrome (UFS)
  42. Vaginal Pain Syndrome
  43. Vaginismus
  44. Vestibular Pain Syndrome
  45. Vestibulitis
  46. Vulvar Pain Syndrome
  47. Vulvodynia


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