Functional and Chronic Anorectal and Pelvic Pain Disorders

Adil Eddie Bharucha, Emanuel Trabuco

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Abstract

Several organic and functional disorders of the urinary bladder, reproductive tract, anorectum, and the pelvic floor musculature cause pelvic pain. This article describes functional disorders in which chronic pelvic and anorectal pain cannot be explained by a structural or other specified pathology. Currently, these functional disorders are classified into urogynecologic conditions or cystitis and painful bladder syndrome, anorectal disorders, and the levator ani syndrome. Although nomenclature suggests that these conditions are distinct, there is considerable overlap of their symptoms and these disorders have much in common.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)685-696
Number of pages12
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2008

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Somatoform Disorders
Pelvic Pain
Chronic Pain
Rectal Diseases
Interstitial Cystitis
Pelvic Floor
Cystitis
Terminology
Urinary Bladder
Pathology
Levator syndrome

Keywords

  • Anorectal pain
  • Chronic prostatitis
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Levator ani syndrome
  • Pelvic pain
  • Proctalgia fugax

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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Functional and Chronic Anorectal and Pelvic Pain Disorders. / Bharucha, Adil Eddie; Trabuco, Emanuel.

In: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, Vol. 37, No. 3, 09.2008, p. 685-696.

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