Office Evaluation of Pelvic Pain

Stacey Bennis, Sarah Hwang*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The history and physical examination are important keys to diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic pelvic pain. The comprehensive history should include questioning regarding patient's pain complaint and a thorough history and review of any body system that may be involved, including neuromusculoskeletal, obstetric, gynecologic, gastrointestinal, urologic, dermatologic, infectious, oncologic, and psychiatric. The physical examination should also follow a focused systems-based approach and includes examination of gastrointestinal, dermatologic, neurologic, and musculoskeletal (including lumbosacral spine, sacroiliac joints, pelvis, and hips) systems, and the pelvic floor (internal and external examination, including neuromuscular anatomy).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-476
Number of pages16
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Clinical evaluation of pelvic pain
  • Musculoskeletal examination of pelvic pain
  • Pelvic floor examination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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