Chronic Pelvic Pain

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Typically represents pain in the area on the side of your waist, which may last six months or longer. There can be multiple different causes for this type of pain. It could be a side effect of another disease or illness, or it can be a full-blown condition on its own.

If the pain seems to emanate from another medical issue, eliminating that issue as a priority may help easing or eliminating the pain. Although it is not possible in many cases, to identify a single cause for this pain, treatments are available to reduce the pain and consequently improve quality of life.

Signs and symptoms

If asked where the pain is, you can try touching over the entire pelvic area, and try to describe your pain in one of the following ways:

  • check-mark-1Continuous and severe pain
  • check-mark-1Cramping pain or sharp stabbing pain
  • check-mark-1Dull aching sensation
  • check-mark-1Intermittent pain which comes and goes
  • check-mark-1Pressure felt within the pelvis or heaviness

In addition, the following symptoms may appear:

  • check-mark-1Pain going to the bathroom (urinating or during bowel movement)
  • check-mark-1Pain after you sit for prolonged periods of time
  • check-mark-1Pain during intercourse

Furthermore, the pain may become more severe after standing for a long time but a change in your posture or position may help relieve your pain. The pain can range from minor annoyance to severe enough that you have to miss work, develop insomnia and/or unable to exercise.

When to see us

If your pain is severe enough to disrupt your daily life or if your symptoms are getting worse, make an appointment with us.