The first management plan for this patient is to prescribe pain relieving medications such as aspirin, Ibuprofen or acetaminophen to provide partial relief from her pelvic pain. The pain relieving medications should be accompanied by antidepressants such as amitriptyline to help improve her pain as well as provide antidepressant effects. Also, it would be important to encourage her to use protections (condom) every time she has sex to help prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Physical therapy such as stretching exercises, massage and other relaxation techniques would also help improve her pain (Mayo Clinic, 2021). The patient needs to be referred to a physical therapists to help her develop coping strategies for the pain and a psychiatrist to help her cope with possible intimate partner violence.
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