What Causes Pelvic Pain?

What Causes Pelvic Pain?

Pelvic pain can have many causes. It usually occurs in the lower abdomen. The pain can come and go or it may be steady. For women, their monthly period normally causes pain in the lower abdomen and this can be lessened with over-the-counter medications.

Other causes include gynecological conditions, such as uterine fibroids and endometriosis. Gastrointestinal issues like irritable bowel syndrome may alsocause women pelvic pain, along with urological conditions like interstitial cystitis. If you’ve been experiencing unusual or severe pelvic pain, then it’s important to see a urologist right away.

Sometimes pelvic pain can signal a problem or infection in the ovaries, cervix, uterus, or vagina. For men, pain in the pelvic area may be caused by a prostate condition and these should be diagnosed and treated right away. If you have been noticing pelvic pain that occurs at specific times such as when you have sexual activity or when you urinate, then this may be caused by a condition like urinary tract infection.

Pelvic Pain

Certain exercises can also cause temporary pelvic pain but this should subside within a few days. If your pelvic pain is accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, nausea, or vomiting then it is best to see a doctor right away. There are a number of other conditions that can cause pelvic pain including:

  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Miscarriage
  • Ovarian cysts or cancer
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Constipation
  • Diverticulitis
  • Kidney stones

All Women Urology Treats Pelvic Pain

Pelvic PainWhen severe pelvic pain comes on suddenly, you should seek medical attention promptly. Dr. Nancy Lobby has worked with many patients experiencing pelvic pain. Regardless of the cause, her background and training equip her to diagnose and treat any type of condition with success.

The staff at All Women Urology is completely comprised mostly of women and Dr. Lobby believes that this makes her patients more comfortable while in her office. Sometimes women are embarrassed about discussing pelvic pain with a male doctor. At All Women Urology, patients can relax and speak openly to the doctor, female nurse or staff members about any female condition.