Pelvic Groin Pain

Pelvic pain can be present in both men and women. It may be because of an infection or a pain in the bone or a non-reproductive organ like colon or bladder.

Pelvic Groin Pain Causes for Both the Genders

  • Appendicitis
  • Bladder disorders
  • Broken pelvis
  • Hernia
  • Intestinal disorders
  • Kidney infection or kidney stones
  • Nerve conditions
  • Pelvis disorder
  • Psychogenic pain
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

Causes of Pelvic Groin Pain for Women Only

  • Cervical cancer
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Miscarriage
  • Ovarian cysts or other ovarian disorders
  • Ovulation
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Uterine cancer

Diagnosis

Pain management specialists diagnose the root cause of pelvic pain by asking many questions from the patients regarding their symptoms and previous medical history. A pelvic exam is the next step. And then there are tests that help determine the reason behind the pain. The tests include:

  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests
  • Bone density screening
  • CT scan of pelvis and abdomen
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy (This procedure allows the doctor to directly look at the abdomen and pelvis structures)
  • Hysteroscopy (uterus exam)
  • Lower endoscopy (To examine the rectum and colon by inserting a lighted tube inside)
  • Penile or Vaginal cultures to rule out STDs
  • Pregnancy tests for women of reproductive age
  • Stool test
  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray

Treatment

The treatment is carried out according to the symptoms and the diagnosis. Medication and antibiotics are the conventional treatments. If the diagnosis indicates a pelvic organ issue, the treatment may be surgery or some other procedure.