Chronic Pelvic Pain Accounts for 40% Of Laparoscopies and 12% Of Hysterectomies in the Us Annually Even Though the Origin of Cpp Is Not Gynecologic in 80% Of Patients1

Invasive Treatments for Pelvic Pain

When it comes to the surgical treatments for pelvic pain, they are mostly focused on other underlying conditions such as other conditions such as endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, polycystic ovary syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, menorrhagia and pelvic congestion syndrome, all of which are outside the scope of this website. In relation to surgical treatments for pelvic pain specifically for pelvic floor dysfunction, again the treatments would be specific to the symptoms of the dysfunction. For example, if you have pelvic organ prolapse with pelvic pain, you may be offered a surgery to treat the prolapse in the hope that it can help to alleviate the pain. Likewise, if you have vaginismus caused by an imperforate hymen, you may be offered surgery to repair the hymen (a hymenectomy).

Other surgeries that may be offered, outside the treatment of the other underlying conditions, include scar revision surgery, perineal repair and anal sphincter repair. These are repair surgeries treat anatomical abnormalities following childbirth or a previous surgery. Occasionally the anatomical abnormality may be genetic. The final invasive treatment for pelvic pain is botox injection, which is generally administered under local or general anaesthetic for the treatment of vaginismus when other treatments have been tried without success for an extended period. Your doctor or gynecologist can confirm if any of these treatments could be helpful for you.

Conservative Treatment Options for Pelvic Pain

Having viewed the invasive (surgical) treatments for pelvic pain, you may also be interested in the conservative (non-surgical), which you can get to from the button below. If you did not find what you were looking for, you can search this site using the search bar at the bottom of the page.

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  1. Lamvu G, Carrillo J, Ouyang C, Rapkin A. Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women: A Review. JAMA. 2021 Jun 15;325(23):2381-2391. doi: 10.1001/jama.2021.2631. PMID: 34128995.