Pelvic pain, causes, symptoms and treatment


Pelvic pain is often associated with pain in the area of female innate reproducing organ, however pelvic pain is also complained by men and can arise from several different causes. The pelvic pain can be an indication of a severe infection  or can arise out of pain in the pelvic bone, or in non productive innate organs such as the bladder or colon. Among female the pelvic pain can be a potential symptom of  a problem in the reproducing organs occupying the pelvic area, including uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix or vagina

The basic causes of Pelvic pain

As pelvic pain is complained by both men and women the causes may include:

  • Appendix
  • Disorders of the bladder
  • Sexually transmitted disease
  • Kidney infections
  • Kidney stones
  • Disorders of the abdomen
  • Pinched nerve
  • Hernia
  • Broken pelvis bone
  • Pelvis syndrome
  • Psychological pain

The pelvic pain that occur among female usually include;

  • Displaced pregnancy
  • Mishap during pregnancy
  • Pelvic swelling and inflammation
  • Ovulation
  • Cystic ovaries
  • Fibroids
  • Cramps during menses
  • Ovarian syndrome
  • Cancer of the uterus
  • Cervical cancer
  • Endometrial cell growth outside the uterus

Symptoms pertaining to problems:

Pelvic pain may be an indication of severe problem associated;

  • Sharpening menstrual cramps
  • Non tolerable menstrual pain
  • Excessive vaginal bleeding, and discharge
  • Difficulty in urinating, pain during urination
  • Constipation, diarrhea
  • Inflated belly and gastric problems
  • Blood noticed with the movements of the internal organ
  • Pain during intimacy
  • Fever
  • Pain in the hip
  • Pain in the groin

What causes the pelvic pain and how can it be determined?

To understand the real cause of pelvic pain, the physician will ask you several questions regarding the symptoms and your medical history

The physician might also perform the physical exam test and image testing to understand the real cause of pain, the test may include;

  • Blood and urine test
  • Pregnancy test
  • Vaginal or penile tests for sexually transmitted disease
  • Pelvic and abdominal Xrays
  • Ultrasound, CT Scans


The treatment of the pelvic pain may  differ based on the cause and nature of the pain, frequency and other symptoms. Sometimes, pelvic pain can be treated by medications, but if the pain persist even after medications, it is an indication of pelvic organs and the treatment may involve surgery

In case you or any of your loved one is suffering from severe pelvic pain  and looking for a safe and cost-effective treatment, get a professional advice from Dr. Zaki Anwar by placing an appointment at 815-464-7212. He is a world renowned Pain Medicine Physician who has been practicing regenerative injection therapies for the past several years with remarkable results.