Though pelvic pain can be an issue in both men and women, the causes can differ slightly. While some pelvic pain can be the result of an infection or an abnormality in the bones or organs, pelvic pain can also be caused by issues in the reproductive system for women.
When reproductive organs are contributing to pelvic pain, women might experience one or a combination of the following symptoms:
- Cramps or pain associated with menstruation
- Discomfort while urinating
- Pain during intercourse
- Vaginal discharge, spotting, or bleeding
- Constipation or diarrhea, with or without blood
- Bloating and/or gas
- Pain in the hips or groin
- Fever and/or chills
While it might be tempting to try and “tough it out”, it is important to address any of these symptoms as they could be indicative of a serious condition that may require medical attention. This is particularly important if you are or think you could be pregnant. Though some pelvic pain may be normal in pregnancy, intense pain accompanied by bleeding should be addressed immediately. Other conditions outside of pregnancy that could be the cause of pelvic pain include:
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Ovarian cysts or disorders
- Cancer of the cervix, uterus, or ovaries
Pelvic pain can also be caused by ovulation or menstruation.
If you are experiencing pelvic pain or for more information about our treatment options, contact us today at (714) 378-5552.