Pelvic pain is normally in the pelvic region or lower abdomen. It is common in women, but less so in men. It is possible to experience it in the lower back and thighs too. Pelvic pain is usually a symptom to an underlying cause, as one of them.
It comes in two categories; chronic and acute. Acute pain is the more prevalent type. While it is intense, it does not last long. Those who have undergone surgery tend to show it more. Chronic pain lasts longer. Chronic pain manifests itself as mild, moderate or severe, with a steady increase in intensity. It may be sudden and sharp that keeps fluctuating, or constant but dull. It shall show up during sexual activity, or the periods, or if you are in the toilet on a short call. It normally signals the presence of a urinary system, reproductive system, nervous or lower intestinal tract trouble. This normally means a woman has a menstrual cycle or reproductive system problem. If it turns acute, there are more reasons to it. Miscarriages manifest themselves this way. So does an ectopic pregnancy. You will feel cramping and abdominal pain. There is also pelvic inflammatory disease. Ovarian cysts are the other cause, and they also come with pain in the lower back and thighs. Endometriosis can also be detected, when the pain is stuck in the pelvic area only. Ovarian cancer and menstrual cramps are the other causes, but with the cramps proceeding up to the lower back area. Uterine fibroids usually cause the pelvic area to have pain, as well as some pressure.
You will feel this pelvic pain due to a number of other causes, such as constipation, kidney stones, urinary tract infection, appendicitis, colon cancer or ulcerative colitis.
It is normally the case that anyone who feels like they might be having pelvic pain to immediately seek a doctor’s intervention. There are many things that can cause pelvic pain, and so you need the doctor to do a few tests to diagnose what the particular cause is. You may have to undergo an MRI, an ultra sound scan, or a computed tomography to identify the problem by the process of elimination of causes. After they find out what the problem is, you shall receive treatment. There are some cases that are simple enough to be handles by an anti-inflammatory drug, an oral contraceptive pill, or an anti-depressant. Others are tougher, and may need you to undergo surgery, such as hysterectomy or laparoscopy. Others yet need muscle relaxants, exercises, heat therapy, or nerve blocks. Only accept the right treatment or the root cause of your pain.