Possible causes of chronic pelvic pain


Pelvic pain is located in the lower abdominal area and can be continuous or intermittent. Normally, this pain in women is related to the menstrual cycle, increasing the days that we have our period.

It may be a sign that we have a problem in one of our sexual organs, such as the uterus, fallopian tube, and ovaries, among others, or it may also be a symptom of an ailment in the intestine, rectum, muscles, or the bone structure.

If the pain is constant and has exceeded 6 months, we find ourselves with chronic pelvic pain.

Chronic pelvic pain

Chronic pelvic pain appears in the area below the navel and on the hips, it does not need to be located in a specific point, but it can be distributed throughout that area and, in addition to being continuous or intermittent, it can be mild or acute, so much as to interfere with the performance of daily activities.

The causes of this condition can be very diverse and be related to various organs.

Possible causes of chronic pelvic pain

  • Irritable bowel syndrome. This disorder affects the large intestine and at the same time as abdominal pain, it can cause constipation, diarrhea and colic.
  • Fibroids. They are benign tumors formed by muscle mass or other tissues within the matrix.
  • Endometriosis. It occurs when the endometrium is outside its original place, the uterus, and is usually implanted in the ovary or fallopian tubes. It is detected because pain begins in the pelvic part before the arrival of menstruation, in addition, bleeding during the period is very abundant.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease. It appears due to an infection in the female sexual organs. Normally, the cervix prevents bacteria from the vagina from entering the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries, but if you are infected with a sexually transmitted disease, such as chlamydia, the bacteria can go to those organs.

We must go to the doctor if we notice pain in the pelvic area, since only he can know, with the relevant tests, what it is due to and thus provide the appropriate treatment.


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