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Pelvic Pain



If you have pain below your belly button and above your legs, it counts as pelvic pain. It can be caused by a lot of things, including: a digestive disorder, or a red flag that you need to go to the hospital. It may even be a harmless sign that you’re fertile.

Causes of Pelvic Pain can include:

  • Inflammation or direct irritation of nerves caused by injury, fibrosis, pressure, or intraperitoneal inflammation
  • Contractions or cramps of both smooth and skeletal muscles
  • Ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy that happens outside the uterus)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (also called PID, an infection of the reproductive organs)
  • Twisted or ruptured ovarian cyst
  • Miscarriage or threatened miscarriage
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Appendicitis
  • Ruptured fallopian tube

More chronic pelvic pain may be caused by:

  • Menstrual cramps
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids (abnormal growths on or in the uterine wall)
  • Scar tissue between the internal organs in the pelvic cavity
  • Endometrial polyps
  • Cancers of the reproductive tract

Pelvic pain is a common problem among women. Its nature and intensity may fluctuate, and its cause is often unclear. Tests may help determine its cause and a method of treatment. Make an appointment to see us to determine the best mode of treatment for you.


Optimal Women's Health
7350 E. 29th Avenue, Suite 203
Denver, CO 80238
Phone: 720-723-2176
Fax: 720-723-2177

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