Pelvic pain can happen in both women and men, it might be caused by an infections, abnormalities in internal organs or pain from the pelvic bones. In women, pelvic pain can be a sign that she has a problem in her reproductive organs. This type of pain can vary and it may be sudden and severe or it could last for 6 months or longer.



Its symptoms can vary and can affect a small area around the pelvis or the whole area. Some of the symptoms can include:

· Menstrual cramps and pain

· Vaginal bleeding, spotting, or discharge

· Painful or difficult urination

· Constipation or diarrhea

· Bloating or gassy feeling

· Pain during intercourse

· Fever or chills

· Pain in the hip area

· Pain in the groin area


There are also different types of pelvic pain which include:

· A sharp, stubbing pain that happens suddenly

· A pain that come on very slowly and does not go away

· A dull or heavy ache, or feeling of pressure

· A twisted or knotted feeling

· A cramping or throbbing pain

· Pain when doing something like exercising, having sex or peeing



There are lots of causes for pelvic pain. It can be caused by an infection or a condition affecting one or more organ in the pelvic area. Common causes can include:

· Appendicitis

· Bladder disorders, such as urinary tract infection

· Sexually transmitted diseases

· Kidney infection or kidney stones

· Intestinal disorder

· Hernia

· Pelvis disorders


Pelvic pain is more common in women and its common causes can include:

· Period pain

· Conditions affecting the female reproductive organs such as ovarian cyst or endometriosis

· Pelvic pain during pregnancy

· Very rarely, it could be a more serious condition like ectopic pregnancy, womb cancer or ovarian cancer

Pelvic pain in men can sometimes be caused by:

· Conditions affecting the prostate, such as prostatitis



Treatment for pelvic pain varies by what the cause is, how intense the pain is and how often symptoms manifest. Pelvic pain is usually treated with medicines, including antibiotics. But if pain is a result from a problem with the other organs in the pelvic area, treatment might include surgery or physical therapy. Other treatments might include:

· Anti-inflammatory and/or pain medicines

· Relaxation exercises

· Oral contraceptives

If you feel symptoms of pain in your pelvic area, it is recommended that you consult your healthcare provider immediately to avoid any more complication and diagnose your condition and start treatment immediately.


At Doral Health and Wellness, our team of urologist will help you diagnose, treat, and manage your condition. To book an appointment, you may call us at 347-868-1098 or visit our website at