Pelvic Pain 
 

Pelvic Pain – An Overview


The region below the lower abdomen and the thighs are called the pelvic region. Pain in this region can trigger due to a wide variety of reasons like inflammation of the ligaments and connecting tissues. It also can be a symptom of any other underlying condition. Pelvic pain affects both men and women but albeit in distinct ways due to anatomical differences.

Cause of Pelvic Pain


There are connecting tissues and ligaments present in the pelvis region of our body; if they are irritated then it can trigger pain in the pelvis. However, when it comes to gender, the causes of the pain might be different. In women, pelvic pain can be caused by problems in the sex organs like the uterus, whereas, in men, it might be an internal organ issue.

 

There can be many other causes that might be triggering the pain in the pelvis. Some factors might affect both men and women while some might be applicable only for women. They are:

The Symptoms


Symptoms of occipital neuralgia hold some similarity with migraine. It often happens that occipital neuralgia is misdiagnosed because of its “not so obvious” nature; this leads to the wrong treatment being administered to the patient. The symptoms of occipital neuralgia include: Common for both men and women

  • Irritable bowel syndrome and Colitis: It causes bloating, constipation, or diarrhea.

  • Psychological reason: Anxiety and depression might trigger pelvis pain.

  • Fibromyalgia: Pelvis nerves can become inflamed if one suffers from it.

  • Kidney Stones: Stones present in the kidney can cause pelvic pain.

  • Muscle disorders: Pain in the pelvis can be triggered if the pelvic muscles are stiff and tight.

  • Nerve disorders: Inflamed or pressed nerves in the spine can lead to pelvic pain.

Causes affecting only women

 

  • Endometriosis: This condition causes the tissue lining of the uterus to invade the womb. Due to this, the menstrual blood is not able to properly flow out of the vagina causing cysts that are painful.

 

  • Menstruation: Though a natural process, it can cause cramps and pain in the pelvis region.

  • Miscarriages: Often miscarriages and their trauma cause pain in the pelvis.

  • Ovarian Cancer: It is the cancer of the uterus that can happen due to HPV infection. This condition can be a reason for pelvic pain.

  • Adenomyosis: This is a condition in which the tissue lining of the uterus grows into its muscular region.

Symptoms of Pelvic Pain


It is time to seek help from a medical expert if:

  • You are experiencing cramping and pain deep in your pelvis.

  • Chronic pain that is dull or sharp.

  • Urinary and gastrointestinal problems.

  • Gas formation or bloating.

  • Painful bowel movements sometimes having blood.

  • Pain during intercourse.

  • Uneasiness and pressure in the pelvis.

 

Diagnosis and Treatment at Dunes Pain

At Dunes Pain Clinic, our medical specialists will do a thorough physical examination of your body and know your complete medical history. After this, various tests or scans might be performed; this includes blood and urine tests, tests to check for STDs, imaging scans like X-Rays/CT-Scans/MRIs/Ultrasounds of the pelvis region.

 

Treatment at Dunes Pain includes a host of different therapies of both invasive and non-invasive type. You might be administered pain killing medication and antibiotic drugs in case of infection. Physiotherapy and massage might be performed to ease the pain and relax the body. Psychological counseling and alternative therapies like meditation/deep breathing are critical to the treatment as it reduces the trauma and relaxes the mind.

 

Call Dunes Pain Clinic for a holistic treatment!