Causes of Pelvic Pain

You will experience pelvic pain in the pelvic region or lower abdomen. Most reported cases are from women, but there have been a few men affected as well. It is possible to experience it in the lower back and thighs too. The conditions that cause pelvic pain are plenty, and have it as one of their symptoms.

It comes in two categories; chronic and acute. Acute pain is the more prevalent type. While it is intense, it does not last long. Those who have undergone surgery tend to show it more. Chronic pain on the other hand will last longer. The degree of this pain varies, and can be either mild, moderate or severe. You may feel a sudden intense attack, or an ever present and dull one in the background. You will see more of them during menstruation, when passing urine or while having sex. It usually means you have a urinary system, reproductive system, nervous or lower intestinal tract complication. For women, the pain is mostly due to their menstrual cycle or reproductive system. If it turns acute, there are more reasons to it. A miscarriage has it as one of its symptoms. Another cause is an ectopic pregnancy. You will feel cramping and abdominal pain. There is also pelvic inflammatory disease. Ovarian cysts are the other cause, and they also come with pain in the lower back and thighs. Endometriosis is another cause, where you will notice the pain just in the pelvic area. Ovarian cancer and menstrual cramps are the other causes, but with the cramps proceeding up to the lower back area. Uterine fibroids can be another cause, but there is also the presence of a sensation o pressure on the pelvic area.

Pelvic pain has other causes, from conditions such as constipation, kidney stones, urinary tract infection, appendicitis, to colon cancer or ulcerative colitis.

In case you feel pelvic pain coming on, it is advisable to go to the doctor’s and get checked out. There are many things that can cause pelvic pain, and so you need the doctor to do a few tests to diagnose what the particular cause is. You will most likely have to do an MRI, and ultra sound imaging, or go through computed tomography to enable the doctor know what the cause is, by the disqualification of the known causes. It is after knowing what the cause was that a doctor can give you medication. In some cases, all you need is an anti-inflammatory drug, an oral contraceptive pill, or an anti-depressant. There are others that are not so simple and require you to undergo surgery, such as hysterectomy or a laparoscopy. Others yet need muscle relaxants, exercises, heat therapy, or nerve blocks. Ensure you get the right treatment, as per the diagnosis.

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