Chronic Pelvic Pain
Pelvic pain is located between the belly button and hips. 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 organs
- Prostate (in men)
- Retroperitoneal space (space between the diaphragm and pelvis)
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If you have chronic pelvic pain, it’s important to see your doctor.
Chronic pelvic pain can be caused by a wide variety of conditions, including:
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Pain when ovulating
- Pain during menstrual period ( dysmenorrhea)
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Pelvic congestion syndrome
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- Gastrointestinal conditions
- History of being abused (physically or sexually)
Last reviewedDecember 2011by Marcin Chwistek, 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.