Chronic Pelvic Pain Center

Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is one of the most common medical problems among women. It is defined as pain in the pelvis that lasts more than six months and affects quality of life. At the UCSF Chronic Pelvic Pain Center, we believe it is important to consider all aspects of health – body, mind and spirit – when caring for women with CPP.

There are many potential sources of pelvic pain. CPP may involve the urinary, reproductive, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, neurological and psychological systems. When all the different sources of CPP are explored and treated, many women find relief. For some women, that means complete remission of their pain; for others, it means a significant improvement in their quality of life.

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We'll begin by asking you to complete a comprehensive history form (available in English and Spanish) ahead of time to bring to your first visit. This form was created by experts in the field of chronic pelvic pain and addresses many aspects of health. Please take your time filling it out. We will review this form with you at your first visit.

After reviewing your history and health records, we will conduct a physical exam that pays particular attention to the health problems common among women with pelvic pain. At the end of the visit, we will develop a treatment plan together, addressing all aspects of your health that are affected by living with CPP.

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    What to Bring

    • Your completed CPP history form (English or Spanish version)
    • Medical records, including diagnostic test results and surgery records
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
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    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

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