Topic: Lower Abdominal Pain, Pelvic Pain
Fact Sheet: Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Chronic Pelvic Pain and the Overlap of Chronic Pelvic Pain Disorders315
Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner – Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is the key element comprising several disorders that are all characterized by intermittent or continuous pain of at least 6 months duration localized to the pelvic area, the lower part of the abdominal cavity. Bowel, lower urinary tract, sexual, and/or gynecologic function are often affected. Chronic pelvic pain disorders affect 15% of both men and women, and include disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); interstitial cystitis (IC); chronic inflammation of the prostate gland; rectal pain that lasts for hours or even days; and vulvodynia. A discussion of "cross-sensitization," whereby acute or chronic irritation of one pelvic organ can lead to abnormal activity, sensitivity, or even inflammation in another, non-irritated organ or structure.Topics: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Lower Abdominal Pain, Pelvic Pain, Pain Management, Pelvic floor disorders, Rectal Pain, Research
In this issue:
- GERD Awareness Week
- Babies Spitting Up – Normal in Most Cases
- Clinical Corner: A Question on Functional Abdominal Pain
- A Conversation with Douglas A. Drossman, M.D.
- Functional Abdominal Pain Syndrome
- About Clinical Trials
- Treatment News
- Legislative Updates
- Community of Digestive Health Champions at DHA.org
Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.Topics: DHM Magazines, GER, GERD, Lower Abdominal Pain, Pelvic Pain, Nausea, vomiting, Pain Management
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