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Pelvic Pain in Females

Alternate Names : Lower Abdominal Pain, Abdominal Cramping

Pelvic Pain in Females | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the treatments for the condition?

Specific treatment for pelvic pain depends on the cause of the pain. Treatment may include:

  • antibiotics
  • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naproxen
  • pain medication
  • oral contraceptives to stop pain caused by ovulation
  • surgery
  • relaxation exercises
  • physical therapy
  • What are the side effects of the treatments?

    Side effects to treatment will depend on the treatment used. There may be stomach upset, diarrhea, or allergic reaction to antibiotics. There may be stomach upset, ulcers and bleeding, or allergic reaction to NSAIDs. NSAIDs may also affect the liver and kidneys. Treatments that require surgery pose a risk of bleeding, infection, and allergic reaction to anesthesia.

    What happens after treatment for the condition?

    What happens after treatment depends on the success of the treatment and the cause of the pain. For example, those who pass a kidney stone on their own or have it removed may not need any further treatment. Those with cancer may need long-term treatment for the cancer and may die if treatment is unsuccessful.

    How is the condition monitored?

    Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the healthcare provider.

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    Author: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 07/05/01

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