According to the National Pain Foundation, researchers estimate that 12-20% of women suffer from chronic pelvic pain. Reports indicate that chronic pelvic pain is most common in women; however it is important to note that men also suffer from chronic pelvic pain that can be related to a chronic condition.
Like chronic pelvic pain, fibromyalgia statistics report that the majority of those diagnosed with FM are women. However, it is suspected that many cases of men who suffer with Fibromyalgia are often gone unreported and/or undiagnosed. I wonder if it is a similar situation with chronic pelvic pain.
Chronic pelvic pain is yet another complex condition, which can be a symptom an illness, yet it can be entirely its own condition all together.
Chronic pelvic pain can affect each person very differently. Some people may experience severe and constant pain, where as others may have pain that comes and goes.
Yesterday, the U.S. News & World Report published an article that I thought was interesting, and thought some of you may be interested in reading as well.
To read “Origin of Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women Can Be Elusive” by January W. Payne, please click the following link http://www.usnews.com/health/family-health/pain/articles/2010/03/08/origin-of-chronic-pelvic-pain-in-women-can-be-elusive.html?PageNr=1
Do you suffer from chronic pelvic pain? Is it a symptom of another condition, or has it been diagnosed as a condition in itself?
I look forward to reading your comments!
~ Gentle Hugs