Chronic Pelvic Pain
Pelvic pain is located between the belly button and the hips and groin. If it lasts for six months or more it is called chronic pelvic pain. It is often difficult to figure out what is the source of the pain. Pelvic pain can be caused by problems in the:
- Female reproductive organs
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Chronic pelvic pain can be caused by a wide variety of conditions.
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Pain when ovulating
- Menstrual pain
- Pelvic congestion syndrome
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- Gastrointestinal conditions
- Psychological conditions, such as depression, or a history of physical or sexual abuse
- Pudendal neuralgia
- Muscle pain
- Nerve pain
- Lower back pain
- Joint and bone pain
- Muscle strain
Last reviewedJune 2013by Marcin Chwistek, MD; Brian Randall, MD
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.