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Chronic Pelvic Pain - Common Causes Behind It + Related Symptoms!

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Dr. Sagar Bumb 91% (38 ratings)
DGO , MBBS
Gynaecologist, Pune  •  24 years experience
Chronic Pelvic Pain - Common Causes Behind It + Related Symptoms!

Are you suffering from chronic pelvic pain? Well, then it is time to consult your doctor. Chronic pelvic pain can be the indication or symptom for other serious disorders. It is often difficult to figure out the exact cause of the pain. Chronic pelvic pain refers to the persistent pain in the pelvic region that has been lasting for over six months. Your doctor needs to carefully examine your symptoms to know the source of the pain.

Here are some of the causes that lead to chronic pelvic pain:

Endometriosis: In this disease, cells that form the lining of the uterus grow abnormally. These cells grow on organs like the ovaries, urinary bladder or rectum. Symptoms that can be accompanied with pelvic pain in Endometriosis.

  • Pelvic pain or cramps before or during your period
  • Pain during or post sex
  • Pain at the time you ovulate
  • Pain during bowel movements
  • Rectal bleeding during period
  • Pain during urination
  • Lower back pain
  • Infertility
  • Spotting in between periods
  • Bloating

AdenomyosisThis disease is similar to endometriosis. Cells lining the uterus tend to invade the uterus and muscle tissues of the uterine wall. In many cases, women with adenomyosis are devoid of any symptoms. Some of the common symptoms are:

  • Pain during period
  • Pressure on bladder or rectum
  • Massive periods
  • Long periods

Interstitial CystitisWomen suffering from interstitial cystitis have inflammation of the urinary bladder. The inflammation is due to any infection. This affects women as a result of their aging. Symptoms:

Bacteria cause urinary tract infections. This, in turn, leads to pelvic pain. Infections can affect any part of the urinary tract. It can also affect the kidneys, bladder, and urethra. Urinary tract infections are common in women mainly. Symptoms:

  • Pressure in lower pelvis
  • Pain or a burning sensation during urination
  • Needing to urinate frequently
  • Cloudy urine
  • Blood in urine

When to visit a doctor?
It is difficult to know and assess the right time to visit the doctor. But the pain may be very irritating. It can also lead to fatal and chronic disorders. Therefore, it is best to consult a doctor if the pain persists for a long period and doesn’t vanishes with the home-based remedies or medication. The doctor may conduct lab tests, laparoscopy, or radiological tests to come to a conclusion.

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