Discussion Question 1188

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Please answer the below DQ 250 words with 3 Scholarly source less than 5 years old with citation in APA format

Chronic pelvic pain can be defined as intermittent or constant pain in the lower abdomen or pelvis of a woman of at least 6 months in duration, not occurring exclusively with menstruation or intercourse and not associated with pregnancy. It is a symptom, not a diagnosis. Chronic pelvic pain presents in primary care as frequently as migraine or low-back pain and may significantly impact a woman’s ability to function.

Discuss the common causes of pelvic pain and who, when, and why you would decide to refer the patient for diagnostics and second opinions.

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