The pelvis is a large structure encompassing many different organs and systems, and pain in this area can have a variety of causes and symptoms.
Some common symptoms of pelvic pain include:
- Persistent or chronic pain: Pelvic pain that lasts more than a few days or occurs regularly may be a sign of an underlying problem.
- Pain during sexual intercourse: Pain during or after sexual activity can be a symptom of a variety of conditions, including sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or reproductive organ problems.
- Painful urination: Pain or discomfort while urinating can signify a urinary tract infection (UTI) or other issue with the urinary system.
- Constipation or diarrhea: Changes in bowel movements or difficulty passing stools can be a sign of digestive issues, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
- Painful periods: Women may experience pelvic pain during their menstrual cycle due to endometriosis or uterine fibroids.
Many unique conditions can cause pelvic pain, and the symptoms may vary depending on the underlying cause. For example, ovarian cysts may cause abdominal pain, bloat, and pelvic pain. Kidney stones may cause pain in the side or back in addition to pain during urination.
It's also important to remember that a medical condition causes not all pelvic pain. Stress or emotional issues may contribute to pelvic pain in some cases.
At Atlas Pain Specialists, we can help you identify the root cause of your pain and provide the appropriate treatment, whether it be medical or psychological in nature.