Pelvic pain is normally in the pelvic region or lower abdomen. It is common in women, but less so in men. It can spread to the lower back and thighs. There are several diseases that can lead to pelvic pain, which manifests as a symptom.
It comes in two categories; chronic and acute. The acute pain is more common. It is intense and lasts for a shorter period. Those who have undergone surgery tend to show it more. Chronic pain lasts longer. The degree of this pain varies, and can be either mild, moderate or severe. It can be either sudden and harsh, or dull and mild but present throughout. 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. For women, the pain is mostly due to their menstrual cycle or reproductive system. When it gets acute, you can expect it to be due to certain factors. Miscarriages manifest themselves this way. Ectopic pregnancies tend to do the same. You will feel cramping and abdominal pain. Pelvic inflammatory disease can lead to it as well. Ovarian cysts can cause it, where it also leads to pain in the lower back and thighs. Endometriosis is another cause, where you will notice the pain just in the pelvic area. Ovarian cancer and menstrual cramps are similar causes, but you will notice the presence of lower back pain when it comes to the cramps. Uterine fibroids can be another cause, but there is also the presence of a sensation o pressure on the pelvic area.
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.
When you start to feel pelvic pain, you should head to the doctor’s for an examination. 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 will most likely have to do an MRI, and ultra sound imaging, or go through computed tomography to enable the doctor know what the cause is, by the disqualification of the known causes. You shall be given relief medication once the doctor knows what the root cause was. There are some cases that are simple enough to be handles by an anti-inflammatory drug, an oral contraceptive pill, or an anti-depressant. There are others that are not so simple and require you to undergo surgery, such as hysterectomy or a laparoscopy. There are some where you only need a muscle relaxant, exercises, heat therapy, or nerve blocking. Ensure you get the right treatment, as per the diagnosis.