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Pelvic pain is any pain which occurs in the lower abdominal region. While women are most likely to suffer from pelvic pain, certain diseases and conditions can cause pelvic pain among men as well.
According to a Gallup poll, one in every seven women, between the ages of 18 and 50, suffer from chronic pelvic pain, which affects daily activities. Whether male or female, a person who suffers from chronic pelvic pain may have poorer general health, mood disturbances and depression. This is due to the restriction of daily activities and productivity, due to constant pain. Pelvic pain can be steady, it can come and go, or it can be a sharp, stabbing pain in one specific spot, or a dull ache which is more diffuse.
Causes and Symptoms of Pelvic Pain
There are many different causes of pelvic pain, including the following:
Symptoms of pelvic pain depend on the cause of the pain, but can include:
Diagnosing Pelvic Pain
It can take time and effort for your healthcare provider to determine the cause of your pelvic pain. In fact, most of those who suffer from chronic pelvic pain do not know the cause. To diagnose the cause of your pelvic pain, your doctor will:
Perform a variety of tests, including:
Treating Pelvic Pain
At Seattle Pain, we understand that chronic pelvic pain can be debilitating, taking you away from your normal everyday life. Our goal is to get you back on track, with a personalized, comprehensive treatment plan. The Seattle Pain interventional pain management specialists, may use one or more of the following traditional and non-traditional treatments for your pelvic pain:
Has your pelvic pain become unmanageable?
Contact Our Pain Management Specialists
When your pelvic pain is so severe that it causes you to miss out on life, we can help. Seattle Pain can help relieve your pain, and significantly improve your quality of life. We believe in treating the whole patient – and not just the injury. You do not have to live in pain.