Pelvic Pain In Women : Symptoms

Definition
Chronic pelvic pain may be defined as the pain occurring below the umbilicus that persists for at least six months. Pelvic pain is one of the common distressing complaints of females across the world. The condition is more commonly seen in reproductive-aged women, around 26-30 years of age.

The pelvic region is the area lying between umbilicus to the groin in the front and between the buttocks at the back. It chiefly contains the organs of reproductive, urinary and digestive systems like uterus, bladder and intestines.

Pelvic pain can be constant or intermittent. Constant pain is the outcome of a number of problems while intermittent pelvic pain is usually due to a specific cause.

The persistent pelvic pain can be a source of mental, physical and emotional distress and it can adversely affect the daily routine.

Symptoms:

  • Suprapubic pain, genital pain, rectal pain, pain in bladder region
  • Coccygeal Pain- pain in tail bone
  • Low backache
  • Groin discomfort and pain
  • Perineum discomfort and pain
  • Discomfort in sitting position
  • Reduced libido
  • Urinary symptoms like increased frequency, urgency, hesitancy, burning micturition, Nocturia, etc.
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Pain during and after the sex

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