Chronic Pelvic Pain

The prevalence of chronic pelvic pain in women appears to be about 10%, but only about one-third of women seek medical care. Chronic pelvic pain is a common reason for referral to a gynecologist and the principal reason for about 20% of all hysterectomies and 40% of gynecological laparoscopies in the U.S each year. On this edition of Line One, Your Health Connection Dr. Woodard interviews pelvic pain specialist Dr. Bradford Fenton to learn more about the causes and remedies for chronic pelvic pain.
  • Bradford W. Fenton, M.D., Ph.D. – is in private practice as part of Independence Park Medical Services. Previously he has been an Associate Professor at Northeast Ohio Medical University, an Adjunct and Ad-hoc professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular engineering at the University of Akron, the Medical Director for the Summa Health System Pelvic Pain Specialty Center, and the Director of the NASA-Summa Neuroscience Center. He has a research interest in chronic pelvic pain and related diagnoses including interstitial cystitis and endometriosis. He has published extensively in the fields of chronic pain measurement, gynecologic laparoscopic surgery, and the neuroscience of chronic pain. He completed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Georgetown University, received his MD and PhD in Anatomy and Neurobiology from Boston University, and his SB from MIT. He is a member of the board of directors for the International Pelvic Pain Society.



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LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, December 05, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Monday, December 05, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. AKDT


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