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Chronic pelvic pain is experienced by about one in ten adults. It is a catchall term for pain and other symptoms that last for more than three months.

Common symptoms of chronic pelvic pain include a generalised feeling of pain which may be described as steady, intermittent, dull, sharp, cramping, or a heaviness deep within the pelvis. People may also experience pain in the genitals, pain during intercourse, when having a bowel movement or urinating, or pain on sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time. Other associated symptoms can include urinary frequency, urgency or hesitancy.