Condition: Pelvic pain

Pelvic pain is one of the most common symptoms experienced by women ranging from pain during the period to pain throughout the cycle.

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What causes pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain is one of the most common symptoms experienced by women ranging from pain during the period to pain throughout the cycle. It may be associated with other symptoms including pain during intercourse and bowel or urinary dysfunction.

The pelvis contains a number of organs such as the womb, ovaries, small and large bowel as well as muscles, ligaments and nerves which means that it can sometimes be difficult to work out the underlying cause or causes of symptoms.


Variations of pelvic pain

Gynaecological

Gastrointestinal

  • Inflammatory bowel conditions eg Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis
  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Diverticulitis
  • Adhesions (scarring)
  • Constipation

Urinary tract/pelvic floor

  • Bladder pain syndromes
  • Pelvic floor muscle spasm
  • Chronic infection

Musculoskeletal

  • Back disease including facet joint or disc problems
  • Pelvic girdle instability
  • Hip disease

Diagnosing the cause of pelvic pain

Diagnosis is carried out by taking a comprehensive history of all of the symptoms together with careful examination.

Investigations would normally include:

  • Screening for pelvic infection and a pelvic ultrasound scan.
  • MRI scan
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy (keyhole surgery to examine the pelvis)

Pelvic pain Specialists

We have brought together a group of leading gynaecologists and breast specialists to form our Women’s Health team. With over 200 years of combined experience, these expert clinicians are the best in their field and are all focused on delivering the very best patient care.