Chronic Female Pelvic Pain
What Increases Your Risk
Risk factors are things that increase your chances of getting a certain condition or disease. Risk factors for pelvic pain that becomes chronic include:
- Pregnancy and childbirth that put stress on the back and pelvis, such as delivery of a large baby, a difficult delivery, or a forceps or vacuum delivery.
- History of physical or sexual abuse. About half of women with chronic female pelvic pain report abuse in their past.Reference 1
- History of Reference pelvic inflammatory disease Opens New Window.
- History of radiation treatment or surgery of the abdomen or pelvis. This includes some surgeries for urinary incontinence.
- History of depression. Pain and depression seem to be related.
- Alcohol or drug abuse.
- Something abnormal in the structure of the female organs.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference February 17, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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