Causes of Chronic Pelvic Pain
Pelvic pain can be acute or chronic. Acute means that it is the first time you have had this type of pain. It typically occurs with an injury, illness, or infection. Chronic means that pain has been a problem for a long time and is often associated with a chronic disorder or underlying condition.
The most common cause of pelvic pain is endometriosis, in which pieces of the lining of the uterus attach to other organs or structures within the abdomen and grow outside the uterus.
Another common cause of chronic pelvic pain is pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID is a common gynecologic conditions, usually related to a sexually transmitted disease.
Other causes include diseases of the urinary tract or bowel as well as hernias, slipped discs, drug abuse, fibromyalgia and psychological problems.
Symptoms of pelvic pain can occur along with other symptoms, depending upon the exact cause. Associated symptoms can include low back pain, vaginal or urethral bleeding or discharge, fever, and pain during sex.
Depending on the diagnosis, your gynaecologist may prescribe medication, therapy or surgery.
Dr Novikova is highly experienced in treating all conditions associated with pelvic pain, and is specialised in minimally invasive laparoscopic or key hole surgery.