Chronic pelvic pain is a broad term that describes any pain in the pelvic region. Typically, pain must be present for at least 6 months to be described as chronic.


Pelvic pain can be very difficult to describe and pinpoint as it is often diffuse or in more than one area. Your providers may use fancy words like dyspareunia (pain with intercourse) or vulvodynia (pain around the opening of the vagina) but don’t be intimidated.