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Some Reasons & Symptoms For Pelvic Pain

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Various different conditions can be the reason behind pelvic pain. Usually we experience the pain underneath our belly buttons, which is called pelvic pain. You could develop more than one reason behind this pain. However the following guidelines will help you to get some idea, but the professionals are the best people to guide you or treat your ailment.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

IBS or irritable bowel syndrome is known as a digestive disorder, which can cause belly pain or even bloating, cramps etc. Sometimes doctors follow some strategies, like stress management or diet change etc. to treat such conditions.

Some symptoms are

  • Flatulence
  •  Constipation
  •  Diarrhea
  •  People can feel pain during bowel movements.

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This disease is characterized by abnormal growth of cells the line the inner parts of the uterus. They grow abnormally on the outside of organs like ovaries, bladder or rectum. For some women the endometrial tissue grows on the outer side of the uterus. In some cases growth happens on the ovaries, bladder and intestine and even on other parts of the body. During periods they break down and do not find a way to leave the body. Although they are not very dangerous, they can be painful and cause problems in pregnancy. There are medicines for treating them but no actual cure.

Some indications are

  •  Lower back pain
  •  Having pain after or during sex
  •  Pain while urinating
  •  Experiencing rectal bleeding during period
  •  Painful ovulation
  •  Some spotting in between periods
  •  Infertility etc.


In this condition which has some similarities to that of endometriosis, the cells that line the uterus encroaches the muscle tissues on the uterus wall. Normally women do not show symptoms of this disease.

Some symptoms are

  • Heavy periods
  •  Having pain during your period
  •  Periods last quite longer than usual
  •  Feeling a kind of pressure over your rectum or even your bladder

Urinary Tract Infection

Usually bacteria are the reason behind such ailment. You can get infection in your urethra as well as kidneys, urinary tract & also bladder. Mainly women are believed to have a greater risk than men of getting infected by urinary tract infection.

Some indications are

  •  Blood in urine
  • Painful urination
  •  Feeling pressure in your lower pelvis
  • Frequent urge for urination
  • Painful or burning sensation while urinating etc.

Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is considered as a chronic painful situation, which is linked to the inflammation of your bladder. Women in their 30’s or even 40’s are more prone to experience such ailment.

Indications are

  • Frequent urination
  • Painful intercourse
  •  One can feel pressure over your pubic area.


Vulvodynia is a chronic vulvar pain, which has no such known reason. Usually you can experience the pain around the opening of your vagina. Sometimes it is described as a throbbing or burning like sensation. Having sex or even riding a bake can make the situation worse.

Some symptoms of Vulvodynia are:

  •  Having pain in your inner thighs
  • One can experience more pain when something is pressing on your vulva.
  •  One can also feel a stinging or even burning sensation into your vulva.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

One of the most severe problems of STD’s is known as PID (pelvic inflammatory disease). Depending on the intensity of such ailment your ovaries as well as uterus & fallopian tubes can get permanently damaged. Sometimes such a problem can even lead to infertility.

Symptoms are

  •  Experiencing vaginal discharge abnormally
  •  Fever
  • Nausea
  •  Irregular or missed periods
  •  Having pain during sex & even during urination
  •  Belly pain etc.

Uterine Fibroids

Fibroids sometimes known as fibroid tumors can be found on the walls of the uterus. However they are not malignant. This problem is quite common among women in their 30’s as well as 40’s.

Some indications that can be experienced are as follows

  • Painful intercourse
  •  Lower back pain
  •  Having difficulties in getting pregnant
  •  Heavy mensuration etc.

Some more reasons behind pelvic pain can be as follows

Mittelschmerz (Painful Ovulation)

When you are experiencing some sharp pain sometimes halfway between your periods, you might be feeling like your body is ovulating. During this ovulation your ovary discharges an egg as well as some fluid, which can cause problems to your abdominal lining. Such situation is also popularly known as mittelschmerz.

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

Normally varicose veins appears in legs, however they can spread to the pelvic area also. The pelvic veins get swollen and become really painful as blood somehow backs up in them. Such condition is known as pelvic congestion syndrome. The pain usually turns worse when people (suffering from this ailment) stand or even sit. Sometime lying down can give you some temporary relief.

Ovarian Cysts

Normally mature eggs are housed in follicle during the menstrual cycle and then they are released when the person ovulates. However in some circumstances the follicles remain closed and hence the eggs are not released or in some circumstances they get closed after the eggs are released. In such circumstances the follicle gets swollen with fluid and thus ovarian cysts get created. Normally they are harmless and go away automatically. But large cysts can cause pelvic pain, gain in weight and urination in frequent intervals. They can be detected through ultrasound or pelvic scan.

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