Pelvic pain is pain that occurs in the lower abdomen and pelvis. The pelvic region is the area between the umbilicus (belly button) and the groin in the front and between the buttocks at the back. Pelvic area mainly consists of reproductive, urinary and digestive systems such as uterus, bladder, and intestines.
Chronic pelvic pain lasts for more than six months and does not show any improvement with treatment.
Pelvic pain may be dull or sharp; persistent or intermittent; mild to severe and can extend to your lower back or thighs. The common symptoms with pelvic pain are:
- Pain in the hip and groin area
- Pain and cramps during menstruation
- Pain during urination, bowel movements, and intercourse
- Fever or chills
- Constipation or diarrhoea
Usually, pelvic pain is considered as an indication for infection or problem in the pelvic area. It is observed most commonly in women but can also occur in men.
Common chronic pelvic pain disorders are:
- Postoperative condition
- Coccyx pain
- Pelvic Floor pain
- Sacroiliac dysfunction
- Sacral Insufficiency Fracture
- CT guided injection
- Ablative therapy
- Structural enhancement procedure
- Peripheral Nerve Stimulation