Women often describe their chronic pelvic pain as relentless and overwhelming. It threatens their ability to lead a normal life. Unpredictable symptoms can make them feel powerless, and women struggle to understand why they feel so much pain without identifiable pathology. The hidden nature of pelvic pain generates a culture of secrecy which can isolate and embarrass, causing feelings of low self-esteem and mood. Chronic pelvic pain may create tension at work and at home, and have a profound effect on relationships. ~ Bpac Medicine article published 2015