A number of possible issues can cause pelvic pain. Everything from bladder issues and appendicitis to endometriosis and STDs can cause the pelvis to hurt. In women, some of the most common causes of pelvic pain include:
Pregnancy also causes pelvic pain. As pregnancy progresses, the pelvis has to support a great deal of additional weight, which is located directly above the pelvis. The pelvis can hurt at any time during pregnancy. Because the additional weight of a child contributes to the pain, though, pelvic pain is most common during the third trimester.
Diagnosis begins with a patient history and a thorough examination, including a pelvic exam. More extensive examinations and testing may also be performed, including blood tests, ultrasound or CT scans. In some cases, a hysteroscopy may be necessary to look inside the uterus. If a gastrointestinal tract problem is suspected, a referral can be made to a doctor who can perform the appropriate testing.
Treatment for pelvic and abdominal pain depends on the cause of the pain as well as other factors like the health and medical history of the patient. Some mild types of transient pain may be treated with medication to relieve symptoms or resolve inflammation and irritation, or to treat an infection. Other types of pain may be treated with hormone replacement therapy, physical therapy, or minimally-invasive surgical procedures to correct underlying issues like fibroids or endometriosis. If you are suffering from pelvic pain, especially if it interferes with your normal activities, make an appointment at Midwifery Women’s Care for diagnosis and treatment.
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