Pelvic pain

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What causes pelvic pain?

Your pelvis is the lower part of your abdomen (tummy). There are many possible causes of pelvic pain, so a doctor will usually need to ask quite a few questions, perform a physical examination and may order some investigations, which may include blood tests, urine tests and imaging. In women, pain in the pelvis may be caused by a urinary tract infection, sexually transmitted infection, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, or gynaecological disorders such as an ovarian cyst or endometriosis. It can also relate to the bowel- for example appendicitis, constipation, colitis (inflamed bowel) or IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).

As there are so many potential causes of pelvic pain, it is important to have it assessed as soon as possible by a doctor, particularly if it severe or if you feel unwell.

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