Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - Exams and Tests
Chronic pain can have a
wearing effect on the mind and emotions, which can in turn make pain management
more difficult. Your doctor may recommend a
mental health assessment. You will be asked questions
to find out whether such conditions as
insomnia, or stress are contributing to or being
caused by your chronic pain. For the best chance of recovering from pain, these
conditions must be treated along with any known physical causes of pain.
What to think about
A laparoscopy or other test
that reveals no apparent problems (negative test result) does not necessarily
mean that no physical cause is present. Exams and tests for causes of female
pelvic pain are not yet able to detect all causes.