Pelvic pain is pain in the lowest part of your abdomen and pelvis. In women, pelvic pain may refer to symptoms arising from the reproductive or urinary systems or from musculoskeletal sources. Depending on its source, pelvic may be dull or sharp; it may be constant or off and on (intermittent); and it may be mild, moderate or severe. It can sometimes radiate to your lower back, buttocks or thighs.
Pelvic Pain Definition
- Pain perceived in the area of the pelvis, the lower part of the abdomen located between the hip bones. The term pelvic pain is most commonly used to refer to pain arising from reproductive organs (uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, vagina) in women.
What Causes Pelvic Pain?
Possible causes of pelvic pain in both men and women may include:
- Bladder disorders
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Kidney infection or kidney stones
- Intestinal disorders
- Nerve conditions
- Pelvis disorder
- Broken pelvis
- Psychogenic pain