Yeditepe University Hospitals Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis Clinic aims to produce the right solutions for pelvic pain that seriously affects the quality of life of the person. Each patient is examined with a multidisciplinary approach by our women's health specialists who specialize in pelvic pain, together with the departments of urology, gastroenterology, general surgery, physical therapy, and psychiatry.
In order to understand the nature and cause of pain in the Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis Clinic, the most appropriate pain diagnostic tests are used for the patient's symptoms. Then, the planned treatments are applied by following the current developments. Our goal is to ensure that your quality of life, which is impaired by pain, feels the same as before.
Helpful Questions in Identifying Chronic Pelvic Pain
- When did you first experience pelvic pain, how often do you have pelvic pain?
- When and where does the pain occur? Is it always in one place?
- How long does the pain last?
- Has your pain changed/spread over time?
- If you had to compare the most intense pain you felt in your life, what would be the value of this pain between 1 and 10?
- Does pain limit your ability to work?
- Is pain related to menstrual cycle, urination, and/or sexual intercourse?
- Sharp or blunt, dull, etc., how would you describe the pain you experienced?
- Under what circumstances does the pain begin?
- Does pain have to do with activities such as eating, sleeping, sex, and movement?
- Did you notice anything that triggered the pain (such as movement, toilet, sexual intercourse, medication)?
- Is there anything that made your pain better or worse?
- Have you ever had pelvic surgery?
- Have you ever been treated for a urinary tract or vaginal infection?
- Have you felt bad, depressed, or hopeless recently?