Pelvic pain

pelvic pain

pain in the pelvic region of genital and non-genital origin and of organic or psychogenic aetiology. Frequent causes of pain are distension or contraction of hollow viscera, rapid stretching of the capsule of a solid organ, chemical irritation, tissue ischemia, and neuritis secondary to inflammatory, neoplastic, or fibrotic processes in adjacent organs. (kase, weingold & gershenson: principles and practice of clinical gynecology, 2d ed, pp479-508)


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