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Pelvic pain

Pelvic pain: Introduction

The term "pelvic pain" is often used to refer to pain in the region of the internal reproductive organs in women. However, pelvic pain can also arise due to the pelvis bone and other non-reproductive internal organs. Any type of pelvic pain needs prompt professional investigation by a qualified medical professional....more »

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Causes of Pelvic pain:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Pelvic pain. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Pelvic pain

Home Diagnostic Testing and Pelvic pain

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Causes of Types of Pelvic pain:

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Pelvic pain: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Pelvic pain, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Pelvic pain Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Pelvic pain may include:

  • Birth control pills or hormone treatment for problems related to periods
  • Surgery to remove a growth, cyst, or tumor
  • Medicine to treat the problem, such as an antibiotic for infection or medicine for irritable bowel syndrome
  • Pain relievers- NSAIDs, like ibuprofen or naproxen
  • Tricyclic antidepressant medicine
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy or biofeedback
  • Counseling
  • more treatments...»

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Stories from Users for Pelvic pain

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Message Boards for Pelvic pain

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Diagnostic tests for Pelvic pain:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Pelvic pain. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Look for signs of shock? - e.g. reduced blood pressure, increased heart rate - suggesting acute ruptured ectopic pregnancy or ruptured appendix.
    • Temperature. If temperature is elevated must consider pelvic inflammatory disease, diverticulitis, appendicitis, urinary tract infection or osteomyelitis
    • Gentle Abdominal and pelvic examination feeling for tenderness, mass or rigidity of the abdominal wall
    • Manual vaginal examination to feel for any tenderness or pelvic mass. The presence of a pelvic mass would suggest pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, endometriosis, fibroid in the uterus or an ovarian tumor
    • Speculum vaginal examination looking for a vaginal discharge which suggests pelvic inflammatory disease
    • Rectal examination - noting any tenderness, masses or blood.
  • more tests...»

Pelvic pain: Animations

Medications or substances causing Pelvic pain:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Pelvic pain as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Pelvic pain: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Pelvic pain may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Pelvic pain

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Pelvic pain. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Pelvic pain: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Pelvic pain

Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common in women, but often fails to be correctly diagnosed. Women with the condition tend to have heavy more »

Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer. Its symptoms can be an inflammation of the breast tissue, such as with a breast rash more »

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are also various other more »

Interstitial cystitis an under-diagnosed bladder condition: The medical condition of interstitial cystitic is a bladder condition that can be misdiagnosed as various conditions such as more »

Female athlete syndrome leads to undiagnosed osteoporosis: Younger women are not usually considered as candidates for diagnosis of osteoporosis. However, a pattern of three conditions can occur in female athletes: disordered eating, amenhorrhea, and bone loss ( more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms more »

Pelvic pain: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Pelvic pain

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Pelvic pain: Related Rare Diseases

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Pelvic pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Pelvic pain:

The list of organs typically affected by Pelvic pain may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Pelvic pain

The list below shows some of the causes of Pelvic pain mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Pelvic pain?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Pelvic pain. Of the 164 causes of Pelvic pain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 5 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 10 causes are "common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 10 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 146 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Pelvic pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Pelvic pain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Pelvic pain:

The following list of medical conditions have Pelvic pain or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.





  • HIV/AIDS ... pelvic inflammatory disease



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Causes of Pelvic pain Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Pelvic pain based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Pelvic pain?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Pelvic pain, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Pelvic pain:

    Subtypes of Pelvic pain:

    Pelvic inflammatory disease (28 causes), Pelvic discomfort (8 causes), Adnexal tenderness (4 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Pelvic pain:

    Pelvic symptoms (371 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Sexual symptoms (1838 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Bone symptoms (2907 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Intercourse symptoms (258 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Pelvic pain:

    Pelvic pain (164 causes), Menstrual cramps (16 causes), Menstrual pain (28 causes), Period pain, Menstrual symptoms (559 causes), Vaginal bleeding (147 causes), Spotting (25 causes), Hip symptoms (285 causes), Groin symptoms (51 causes), Pelvic abscess, Pelvic inflammatory disease (28 causes), Endometriosis, Ovarian cyst (9 causes), Bladder distension, Appendicitis, Rectal abscess, Ingflammatory bowel disease, Colitis

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    Medical News summaries about Pelvic pain

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Pelvic pain

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