Pelvic pain is a condition affecting many women. For some women, the pain may be mild and lasts only a few days. While in the others, the pain may be chronic and last for a long time. There are many causes of pelvic pain South Charleston. Visiting your doctor for a thorough examination may help identify the cause of your pelvic pain for appropriate treatment.
Below are common causes of pelvic pain in women;
- Ovary cysts
The majority of ovarian cysts are asymptomatic. If they are big, you may have a mild or intense discomfort on one side of your abdomen or pelvis. You may also experience bloating or tightness in your lower abdomen.
If the cyst ruptures, you will experience sharp, acute pain. Although the ovarian cysts usually go away on their own, you should seek medical attention. A huge cyst may require removal by your doctor to avert rupture.
- Fibroids in the uterus
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in the uterus. Symptoms of uterine fibroids may differ depending on the size of the tumor. Many women show no signs or symptoms at all.
Large fibroids in the pelvis or lower abdomen might produce pressure or mild aching pain. They may also cause:
- Bleeding during a sexual intercourse
- Heavy menstrual periods
- Bladder problems
- Back pain
Fibroids can also make it difficult to conceive.
During ovulation, some women suffer a brief, intense pelvic pain when an egg is released from an ovary. It usually only lasts a few hours and reacts well to over-the-counter pain relievers.
Endometriosis can strike at any point in your reproductive age. Endometriosis occurs when the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus develops outside of the womb. This tissue responds to the menstrual cycle in the same manner, as it would if it were still in the uterus, thickening and shedding.
Endometriosis can produce various symptoms, ranging from moderate to chronic and persistent. This discomfort is frequently the most intense during menstruation. It can also happen during sexual activity or during bowel or bladder motions. The pain is commonly situated in the pelvic area, although it can sometimes spread to the abdomen. Endometriosis may cause infertility or sub infertility.
Appendicitis is a condition in which the appendix, a tiny organ in the lower right abdomen, becomes inflamed. An infection causes this disease, and while it is common, it can be dangerous.
If you are experiencing intense pain in your lower-right abdomen and other symptoms like fever, and vomiting, you should seek medical attention immediately, as this might be a warning of appendicitis.
Pelvic discomfort, often characterized as cramps in the pelvis or lower abdomen, can occur before and during menstruation. The severity of the pain might change from month to month.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is pain that occurs before menstruation. When your discomfort is so great that you cannot enjoy your typical daily activities, you have a premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
Other signs accompanying PMS and PMDD include: bloating, irritability, insomnia, anxiety, headache, joint pains, and mood swings.
If you are suffering from pelvic discomfort, it is always a good idea to consult your doctor. They can conduct tests to determine the source of the problem.
Call Patel & Patel, M.D., Inc. to book your appointment for pelvic pain treatment.