Objective: To establish the prevalence of voiding symptoms in CPP patients. Study design: Sixty women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP), aged 23-79 (mean: 48) years completed a questionnaire mainly addressing lower abdominal pain and voiding symptoms. Symptoms occurring often, almost always, or always for more than 6 months were considered present and serious. A group of 31 consecutive cases of non-CPP women aged 18-77 (mean: 49) years were selected to serve as controls. Results: The following symptoms were found in the CPP group: incontinence: 43%; inadequate voluntary control of the urethral sphincter: 50%; inability to postpone: 37%; urge: 37%; nocturia ≥2x: 18%; dysuria: 12%; cystitis: 37%; urge-induced pain: 20%; pain-induced urge: 18%; strain to initiate voiding: 6%; strain to continue voiding: 17%; incomplete voiding: 37%. Two or more voiding symptoms were present in 63% of the CPP group. All urinary symptoms were more often present in the CPP group than in the controls. Conclusion: A substantial subgroup of CPP patients has voiding symptoms.

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doi.org/10.1016/S0301-2115(02)00363-9, hdl.handle.net/1765/69322
European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Department of Gynaecology & Obstetrics

van Os-Bossagh, P, Pols, T, Hop, W.C.J, Bohnen, A.M, Vierhout, M.E, & Drogendijk, A.C. (2003). Voiding symptoms in chronic pelvic pain (CPP). European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 107(2), 185–190. doi:10.1016/S0301-2115(02)00363-9