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Topic: Lower Abdominal Pain, Pelvic Pain

  1. Fact Sheet: Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Chronic Pelvic Pain and the Overlap of Chronic Pelvic Pain Disorders


    By: Michael Pezzone, MD, PhD

    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.


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  2. DHM: Digestive Health Matters Vol 22 Issue 2 - ELECTRONIC PDF


    By: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    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

    Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.

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