Chronic Pelvic Pain and Associated Clinical Characteristics among Women in a Tertiary Care Center in Indonesia

  • Kanadi Sumapradja
  • Thomas Chayadi


Objective: To determine the prevalence and various aspects associated with female chronic pelvic pain.
Methods: During the period of January to March 2016, a crosssectional study was conducted at the Women’s Health Clinic of Dr.
Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia. Subjects were female who complained of pelvic pain for more than 6 months. We performed history taking, physical examination, and laboratory investigations including hs-CRP serum examination. We calculate the prevalence and describe the clinical characteristics and diagnosis of the patient. Quality of life and levels of hs-CRP were compared between the group of mild and severe pain.
Results: In this study, the prevalence of CPP was 9.78%. We found 96.9% of gynecological disorders, 1% of urological disorders, and 2.1% of musculo-skeletal disorders. The most common diagnosis is endometriosis. The Clinical characteristics of patients were found 62.9% suffer for 6 months - 1 year with the intensity of pain (VAS) 7-10 as much as 51.5%. Levels of hs-CRP serum was around 1.99 (0.00 - 404, 53). We found a decreased in the quality of life of the patient. The physical domain score was 56 (38-81); the psychology domain score was 56 (31-100); the domain of social relationships was 59 (25-75); and the environmental domain score was 56 (31-94).
Conclusion: Endometriosis is the most common diagnosis in female chronic pelvic pain of reproductive age. The pain causes a
decreased in quality of life who suffer from it.
[Indones J Obstet Gynecol 2017; 5-3: 154-159]
Keywords: chronic pelvic pain, hs- CRP, intensity of pain, quality of life
How to Cite
SUMAPRADJA, Kanadi; CHAYADI, Thomas. Chronic Pelvic Pain and Associated Clinical Characteristics among Women in a Tertiary Care Center in Indonesia. Indonesian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (INAJOG), [S.l.], p. 154-159, nov. 2017. ISSN 2338-7335. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 16 dec. 2017.
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