Pelvic pain generally refers to the pain in women’s reproductive organs. However, it may be present in males as well and have other causative factors. It may be a symptom of an infection, or it may arise from pain occurring in the internal organs or the pelvis bone in the body.
According to a study, the prevalence rate of pelvic pain in women of reproductive age alone was reported to be 39%. Also, every 1 in 7 women gets some kind of pelvic pain at one point in their lives, at least.
The Signs and Symptoms of Pelvic pain
Some of the symptoms related to pelvic pain include the following
- Menstrual pain and cramps
- Bleeding, discharge, or spotting in the vagina
- Difficulty in urination or pain during urination
- Gas or bloating
- Blood for bowel movement
- Pain during sex
- Chills or fevers
- Pain in the groin or hip area
The Causes of Pelvic pain
Most causes of pelvic pain happening in both men and women include appendicitis, bladder issues such as seen in UTIs, STDs, kidney stones or infection, intestinal disorders, conditions of the nerve, hernia, pelvic disorders, broken bones of the pelvis, and pain related to psychological traumas occurring in the past. In women specifically, the causes of pelvic pain include menstrual pain, cramps, fibroids, cancer, or ectopic pregnancy.
The Treatment Options for Pelvic pain
The treatment of pelvic pain is related to first figuring out the root cause of the pelvic pain. For example, if the cause is related to hormonal imbalance, the patient might be given therapy in the form of Estrogen Replacement Therapy, for example. Some other treatment routes according to the root cause of the pelvic pain include the following:
Antibiotics to control the disease-causing pathogens and pain relievers are included. Examples include ibuprofen, aspirin, and acetaminophen. In some cases, prescription pain relievers might be necessary. Sometimes, antidepressants such as tricyclic antidepressants are also given.
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