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Be prepared to answer these questions

Help your doctor determine the cause of ongoing pelvic pain.

It may help to keep a diary in which you chart and describe the pain. As you make your notations, keep the following questions in mind:

  1. What does the pain feel like?
  2. When did you first notice it?
  3. Is the pain continuous, or does it come and go?
  4. If it comes and goes, when does it occur?
  5. How is the pain related to your menstrual cycle?
  6. Is the pain affected by any of your daily activities (bowel or bladder habits, exercise, sexual intercourse)?
  7. Has the pain or the pattern it follows changed since you first noticed it?

Remember, the more specific the information you provide, the better.