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Noncyclic Chronic Pelvic Pain Therapies for Women

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Background: Uncertainties Associated With Therapeutic Strategies for Noncyclic CPP

For patients in whom a definite etiology for their CPP has been identified (such as IBS, IC/PBS, endometriosis), treatment is frequently based on consensus guidelines. Empirical treatment, or treatment based on clinician experience and observation as the basis for decision-making rather than systematic logic or solid evidence, for CPP as a symptom is increasingly recommended as standard initial management.

Multiple surgical and non-surgical interventions are used in clinical practice to manage potential etiologies and to treat pain symptoms. However, the benefits and/or potential harms of these interventions have not been systematically assessed in studies.