5 Common Causes of Pelvic Pain
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Pelvic pain is a common complaint that many women report, but men also can experience this. In most cases, women who are experiencing pelvic pain have problems with reproductive organs, such as the uterus, ovaries, and vagina. This kind of pain may be a signal of other problems from your digestive, reproductive or urinary system. Some studies say that pelvic pain can be caused by nerve irritation or even ligaments. In this article, we want to explain the several causes of pelvic pain.

1. Adenomyosis

Adenomyosis is a disorder in which the uterus thickens and increases in size. It leads to abnormal bleeding and pelvic pain during periods. During this condition, the endometrium breaks through the uterus muscle wall. Doctors have no clue, even nowadays what causes adenomyosis, but in most cases, women have it after menopause. A large number of women can have this condition and not know about it, because it does not always show symptoms. From 20 to 65 percent of all women may have adenomyosis. Women who have severe pain can try a hormonal treatment. Here are the symptoms of adenomyosis:

- Pelvic pain

- Heavy bleeding during periods

- Painful sex

- Constant pain

2. Appendicitis

This medical condition means that the appendix that is located on the right side of the abdomen is inflamed. Appendicitis causes a sharp pain that starts in the middle of the belly and then moves to the right corner of the abdomen. According to studies, appendicitis occurs in 7% of the US population. If you leave appendicitis untreated, it can be fatal for you (appendix explodes and spills bacteria in your abdominal region). Doctors do not know clearly why people have appendicitis, but they suggest that it is caused by obstruction of the appendix. You can identify if you may have appendicitis by knowing its symptoms:

- Loss of appetite

- Swollen belly

- Pain

- You can not pass gas

- Vomiting or nausea

3. Hernia

Hernia means that an organ pushes through an opening in muscles or fibers that contains it. Mostly, hernias occur in the abdominal or hip area. If an inguinal hernia is not improving on its own and you have noticed that your hernia is increasing or hurts, your doctor may recommend you a common surgical procedure, inguinal hernia repair. There are 5 main types of hernia: inguinal hernia, incisional hernia, femoral hernia, umbilical hernia, and hiatal hernia. Hernia can be caused by diarrhea, persistent sneezing/coughing, and lifting heavy objects. These are the common symptoms of hernia:

- Pain

- Swelling or bulge in the groin or scrotum

- Increasing size of the hernia

- Signs of bowel obstruction

4. Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer means that cancer begins in the ovaries. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), around 21,500 women will develop this type of cancer, and about 13,700 women will die from it. When cancer starts, abnormal cells start to multiply without control. In such a way, a tumor forms. If you leave ovarian cancer untreated, you should understand that it can spread to other parts of the body, developing into metastatic ovarian cancer. Symptoms of ovarian cancer:

- Pelvic pain

- Abdominal swelling

- A very quick feeling of fullness while eating

- Weight loss

5. Ovarian cyst

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can develop on their own an ovary. This type of cyst is very common and can heal in a few months without treatment. Usually, an ovarian cyst forms during ovulation. These cysts are in most cases harmless and painless. A cyst can be painful if it does not leave or keeps growing in size. You should have regular check-ups, because cysts may cause serious problems. Symptoms of ovarian cyst:

- Pelvic pain

- Fever

- Vomiting

- Bloating

The bottom line

All in all, a big amount of women have pelvic pain and ignore it, which is why you should have check-ups and know what problems you have or what problems can be acquired. If you have pelvic pain, do not neglect it and visit your doctor to know what has caused it and eliminate the problem.

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