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A Tool to Classify Pelvic Postpartum Pain

A New Classification Scheme Proposed

From the Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction.


Introduction: To classify persistent perineal and pelvic postpartum pain using the classification usually employed in chronic pelvic pain.

Material and method: The principal objective of this study is to assess the prevalence of each painful disorder. The secondary aims were the description of socio-demographic factors and clinical characteristics of this population, identify the related symptoms and the impact on daily function associated with the chronic pelvic or perineal postpartum pain.

Results: Postpartum pain impacted participant’s sexual activity (80 %), micturition (28 %) and defecation (38 %). In the sample, 17 cases of neuroma, 6 patients with pudendal or cluneal neuralgia, 13 patients with pelvic sensitization and 2 cases of fibromyalgia were identified. Complex regional pain syndrome was diagnosed...


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