Female pelvic pain describes pain that affects the lower abdomen and pelvis and can be caused by many factors.
- Mild to severe pain
- Severe menstrual cramps
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Painful urination and/or bowel movements
- Pain after sitting for long periods of time
- Blood in the urine or stool
- Vaginal bleeding after intercourse
- Heavy or irregular vaginal bleeding
Many factors can cause pelvic pain, including infection, endometriosis, prior trauma, injury, neurologic conditions, sexual intercourse, and vulvar disorders. Because there are so many contributing factors, treatments for pelvic pain can vary widely. Over-the-counter remedies, therapeutic injections, oral medications, pelvic floor therapy, and/or counseling may be recommended.