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8 causes and symptoms of pelvic pain

August 25, 2019


8 Common Causes of Feminine Pelvic Pain Despite my humorous title, pelvic pain is
no laughing matter. In fact, chronic pain in the nether regions
has deterred women from tight pants, sexual intercourse, and even had them dredging the
urge to urinate or even sit down. Chronic pelvic pain is almost as difficult
to diagnose because the discomfort can often indicate more than one health issue. However, being aware of the most common pelvic
pain culprits—for example cysts and endometriosis—can ease worry and help catch the cause in it’s
earlier stages. 1. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease PID strikes millions of American women each
year. The sexually transmitted infection spreads
during sexual intercourse with a partner—either infected with PID, gonorrhea, or chlamydia. PID can also be contracted following childbirth,
an abortion, or a pelvic procedure if bacteria enter the cervix and migrate upwards to the
uterus, cervix, and/or fallopian tubes. PID cases can be treated effectively if it’s
caught early on. That’s why it’s important to be on guard
for symptoms of abdominal pain, chills, vaginal discharge, rapid heart rate, and back pain. 2. Endometriosis Approximately 5 million women suffer with
endometriosis, a chronic condition in which cells grow and spread outside the uterus and
painfully break down when the uterine lining is shed during your monthly menstrual period. The symptoms of endometriosis include painful
abdominal cramps as well as pain in the lower back and legs. 3. Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Ever feel weighed down—in your pelvic floor? If you do, you may be the unlucky recipient
of pelvic congestion syndrome, a condition that encourages the formation of varicose
veins in the pelvis, which results in painful blood pooling and severe pelvic pressure. 4. Interstitial Cystitis Interstitial cystitis affects roughly 3 million
women with symptoms of bladder pain, which are often described as burning or stabbing
pain that rears its ugly head as the worst urinary tract infection—on earth! This condition is caused when mucin, the protective
cells protecting the bladder from acid, wear down, causing the painful need to urinate
up to 50 times per day. 5. Bacterial Vaginosis The most common chronic vaginal infection
among women of childbearing age, bacterial vaginosis (or BV) strikes about 16-percent
of all women with symptoms of itchy or burning sensations around the outside of the vagina
as well as a foul, fishing-smelling, grayish discharge that can be mistaken for a yeast
infection. 6. Pelvic Floor Tension Myalgia A strenuous vaginal childbirth can cause a
condition called pelvic floor tension myalgia, or chronic tension in the muscles of the pelvic
floor. If that doesn’t have you practicing your
Kegal exercises (a series of contractions and relaxation techniques to align the muscles
of the pelvic floor), the weighted feeling, burning, itching, and pain in the vagina might
prompt a visit to a medical professional. 7. Ovarian Cysts Mainly a torment to women of childbearing
age, ovarian cysts are blister-like, fluid-filled sacs that develop on the ovaries. Most often harmless in nature, these cysts
will rupture each time an egg is released during ovulation. Ovarian cysts are often painless, however,
during or following intercourse a woman may feel a dull ache, sharp pains, or feel pressure
in the abdominal area. Even though, ovarian cysts pose no danger,
they can develop into polycystic ovarian disease if abnormal in nature if estrogen and progesterone
hormones remain unbalanced. 8. Vuvodynia If you’re vagina’s depressed, you’re
not alone. More than 6 million women suffer from a sad
vag-jay-jay—aka vulvodynia—or chronic vulvar pain. A condition thought to be spurred by a series
of yeast infections, sexual encounter, or a difficult child-birthing experience, vulvodynia
results in a persistent burning pain at the vaginal entry, upper thighs, and buttocks.

1 Comment

  • Reply Jessica Doeee October 9, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    The video is tripping b

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