What is Pelvic Pain?
Pelvic pain can be mild, moderate, or severe and is located in the lower portion of the abdomen. The pain can arise suddenly or wax and wane depending on the condition. Medical professionals will have to perform tests to verify the source of the pain as many urinary, digestive, and reproductive organs are located around or within the pelvic area.
- Shooting pain
- Intermittent (comes and goes)
- Sharp pain
- Dull aches
Locations of Pelvic Pain
- Pelvic Pain
- Groin Pain
- Uterine Pain
- Ovarian Pain
- Fallopian Tube Pain
- Cervical Pain
- Vaginal Pain
- Bladder Pain
- Intestinal Pain
- Rectal Pain
- Testicular Pain
- Prostate Pain
Conditions Related to Pelvic Pain
Adenomyosis a condition in which the endometrial tissue grows through the uterus wall causing extreme pain and a heavy period.
Endometriosis is a painful condition in which the inner layer of the uterus grows outside the uterus.
Uterine Fibroids are benign growths within the uterus that can cause painful menstruation.
Crohn’s Disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causing extreme pain in the digestive tract.
Diverticulitis is an infection in the intestines that causes inflammation and pain.
Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects the joints and muscles with chronic, widespread pain.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a condition that affects the large intestine causing pain and inflammation.
Prostatitis is the irritation or inflammation of the prostate gland.
Urinary Tract Infection is an infection within the urinary tract that can cause painful urination.
Cancer Symptoms is the presence of a benign or malignant tumor on the spine that can affect nerves causing severe or mild pain.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is an infection in the reproductive organs of a woman that can cause pain and discomfort in the lower abdomen.
Inguinal Hernia is a condition in which fatty tissue or an organ has broken through the fascia in the pelvis.