Chronic Female Pelvic Pain
You can try these steps at home to ease pelvic pain:
- Try Reference nonprescription medicine, such as ibuprofen (for example, Advil or Motrin) or acetaminophen (for example, Tylenol).
- Try heat. Put a heating pad, a hot water bottle, or a warm compress on your lower belly, or take a warm bath. Heat improves blood flow and may relieve pain.
- For back pain, lie down and elevate your legs by placing a pillow under your knees. When lying on your side, bring your knees up to your chest.
- Try relaxation techniques, such as:
- Exercise regularly. It improves blood flow, increases pain-relieving endorphins naturally made by the body, and reduces pain.
- Try sexual activity, which may relieve pelvic cramping and backache. If your pain is related to endometriosis, though, sex may make it worse.
|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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