Chronic Pelvic Pain: ACOG Practice Bulletin Summary, Number 218.

Chronic Pelvic Pain: ACOG Practice Bulletin Summary, Number 218. Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Mar;135(3):744-746 Authors: Abstract Chronic pelvic pain is a common, burdensome, and costly condition that disproportionately affects women. Diagnosis and initial management of chronic pelvic pain in women are within the scope of practice of specialists in obstetrics and gynecology. The challenging complexity of chronic pelvic pain care can be addressed by increased visit time using appropriate coding modifiers, as well as identification of multidisciplinary team members within the practice or by facilitated referral. This Practice Bulletin addresses the diagnosis and management of chronic pelvic pain that is not completely explained by identifiable pathology of the gynecologic, urologic, or gastrointestinal organ systems. When evidence on chronic pelvic pain treatment is limited, recommendations are extrapolated from treatment of other chronic pain conditions to help guide management. The evaluation and management of potential gynecologic etiologies of pelvic pain (ie, endometriosis, adenomyosis, leiomyomas, adnexal pathology, vulvar disorders) are discussed in other publications of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1-4). PMID: 32080045 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

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