There is pain. Then there is chronic pain. One kind affects women around the world and is characterized by a persistent pain in the pelvic region that is unlike menstrual cramps. While most imagine period pain to be the worst a woman can regularly, 1 in 6 woman while experience chronic pelvic pain in their lifetime, which can stop them from doing regular activities, such as sitting, having sexual intercourse, or even using the ladies’ room.
The trouble with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is that it can be difficult to diagnose, due to the discomfort stemming from more than one health problem. However, knowing what the common causes are, as well as the symptoms caused by them, can help you catch more dangerously conditions before they begin.
Let’s have a look at the 8 common causes of pelvic pain in women:
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
When you pain is not related to your menstrual cycle and the chronic pelvic pain is sudden and foreign to you, you could have an infection. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) affects millions of American women annually. PID is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that spreads when you have sex with someone carrying PID, gonorrhea, or chlamydia. Additionally, PID can be contracted during childbirth, abortion, or any pelvic procedure that allows bacteria to enter through the cervix and migrate up into the uterus and/or fallopian tubes.
If you notice a sudden onset of pelvic pain, abdominal pain, chills, fever, rapid heart rate, back pain, and vaginal discharge, consider PID.
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