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How can pelvic pain in women be described to a doctor here?
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Use your own words
Pain is best described in your own words.
We are concerned about the nature of pain ( sharp, dull, stinging, achy, etc.), intensity (1-10 scale), duration and time course ( progressive, waxing, intermittent, etc.), location, radiation, associated symptoms, aggravating, provoking and palliating factors. Most importantly functional limitations. You make up your own story and we interpret.

In brief: Use your own words
Pain is best described in your own words.
We are concerned about the nature of pain ( sharp, dull, stinging, achy, etc.), intensity (1-10 scale), duration and time course ( progressive, waxing, intermittent, etc.), location, radiation, associated symptoms, aggravating, provoking and palliating factors. Most importantly functional limitations. You make up your own story and we interpret.
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