Pelvic pain Is common in women and can be caused by a wide variety of conditions or diseases most of which are benign but some do require urgent medical attention.

Pelvic pain is usually differentiated as acute or chronic.

Acute – usually comes on suddenly and is severe, this often results in an admission to hospital as an emergency.

Chronic – lasts for months and maybe constant or intermittent pain

Causes of Pelvic Pain

In women who are not pregnant, there are several common causes of acute pelvic pain, which include:

  • Ovarian Cysts.
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID).
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Constipation and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
  • Appendicitis

There are several common causes of pelvic chronic pain including:

  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Recurrent ovarian cysts
  • Recurrent UTIs
  • Pain of the lower back · Fibroids
  • Womb prolapse
  • Adenomyosis · Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease.
  • A hernia