Dealing with pelvic pain can severely interrupt your normal routine. It can cause issues with your digestive, reproductive, or urinary system and can be incredibly disruptive. There are many issues that might cause pelvic pain and it’s essential to note your symptoms to your OBGYN so that they can narrow down what might be causing your pelvic pain and get to the root of the problem immediately.
What Could Be Causing Your Pelvic Pain?
Pelvic pain could be caused by many different issues in the female reproductive system. Many of these issues may be followed by similar symptoms and it’s important to identify if there’s a severe issue that could be causing your pain.
Some common causes of pelvic pain include:
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Menstrual cramps
- Ovarian cancer
- Ovarian cysts
- Uterine fibroids
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
Pelvic pain might come in different forms, so it’s important to be able to identify what type of pain you feel. Pain could be sharp, stabbing, dull, heavy, cramping, throbbing, or a twisted, knotted feeling. Pelvic pain could also be accompanied by vaginal bleeding, pain during sex, or pain while urinating.
Pelvic pain could also be caused by certain sexually transmitted infections or bladder disorders, and both need to be treated immediately. If either one goes untreated, it could lead to severe complications in the future that could be even harder to treat.
Your OBGYN may need to prescribe antibiotics to treat an infection, or you may want to consider physical therapy to help ease some of your pain. In severe cases, surgery may be needed to treat your pain.
Contact Your OBGYN Today
Pelvic pain can be serious and it’s important to understand what could be causing your pain. Contact your OBGYN for more information about pelvic pain and how you can start treatment as soon as possible.