Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) presents an etiology that is often unknown, difficult to classify and multifactorial, which leads to difficult therapeutic management. The symptoms often suggest dysfunction of one or more systems in the pelvis, accompanied by negative consequences from a cognitive, behavioral, sexual and emotional point of view, with a significant impact on the quality of life. In a patient with CPP, there are many factors involved, a number of different pathologies or phenomena of peripheral and central sensitization, so it is recommended to initially focus the study on the location and characteristics of the pain, without ruling out the study of other organs, Hence the importance of an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach for a correct diagnosis and treatment. Myofascial pelvic pain should be considered in all women who consult for pelvic pain. Musculoskeletal changes may be related to CPP, either as the primary problem or as a secondary reaction to pelvic pain. The importance of musculoskeletal pain is often underestimated. Considering myofascial syndrome early in the management of pelvic pain may prevent the performance of certain unnecessary procedures.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1002/nau.23072, hdl.handle.net/1765/108448
Journal DOLOR
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Suárez Vázquez, A. (A.), Vara Paniagua, J. (J.), Borobia Perez, A. (A.), & Romero Culleres, G. (G.). (2017). Etiology, classification and diagnosis of chronic pelvic pain Etiología, clasificación y diagnóstico del dolor pélvico crónico. DOLOR, 32(2), 55–64. doi:10.1002/nau.23072