Pelvic Pain: More Possible Culprits

Friday 30 March 2012

Pelvic or lower abdomen pain can be related to reproductive system, digestive system or urinary system. The article Pelvic Pain: Some Possible Culprits lists down 8 possible causes. This article elaborates on another 9 more potential causes of pelvic pain.

1. Endometriosis

Endometriosis is when endometrial cells grow outside the uterus and form growths on the ovaries, bowel, rectum, bladder and lining of the pelvic area. The symptoms are:
  • pain in the lower abdomen or lower back, before, during or after menstruation
  • cramps and pain during or after sexual intercourse
  • pain with bowel movements
In severe cases, surgery is carried out to remove all endometrial implants and scar tissue, or more drastically, to remove your uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries.

2. Vulvar Pain

Vulvodynia is chronic pain around the opening of the vagina. There is no known cause. The pain could be a burning, stinging or throbbing sensation. It may be there constantly or come and go. Certain activities like sexual intercourse or riding a bicycle may make the pain worse.

3. Interstitial Cystitis

This pain relates to long-term inflammation of the bladder wall. There is no known cause. The pain is felt:
  • during urination. You may feel the need to urinate multiple times every hour throughout the day.
  • during sex.
  • as a sensation of pressure above the pubic area.

4. Pelvic Organ Prolapse

This is when the bladder or uterus slips out of their normal place and drops into a lower position. This happens when the ligaments or muscles supporting the organs weaken, usually due to age. The symptoms include:
  • pain or pressure in the groin or lower back and against the vaginal wall.
  • a feeling of fullness in the lower belly
  • pain during intercourse.
5. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

No known cause. Symptoms include:
  • recurring stomach pain that comes with cramps
  • stomach bloating
  • diarrhea or constipation.

6. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Symptoms include:
  • pain while urinating
  • frequent urge to urinate
  • feeling of pressure in the lower pelvis.

UTI is caused by bacteria getting into the urinary tract and causing infection to the urethra, bladder, ureters or the kidneys.

7. Kidney Stones

The size can range from a grain of sand to a golf ball. Symptoms include:
  • pink or red color urine
  • sudden sharp pain in the stomach or pelvic area.

8. Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

This is caused by pelvic veins that become swollen and painful especially when you sit or stand.

9. Scar Tissue or Adhesions

Surgical procedures can cause scar tissue to form between organs in the pelvic area, causing them to stick to each other instead of shifting easily as the body moves. These adhesions can cause long-erm abdominal or pelvic pain in some people, and even blockage of the intestines.

As you can see, pelvic pain can be caused by a wide range of conditions, some of which are not easily treated.

(Source: StarFit4Life, Pain in the Pelvis by Dr Nor Ashikin Mokhtar 8 January 2012)

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