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What Women Must Know and Men Should Understand ?
Lower abdomen pain is a very general symptom that can be a sign of many different problems.
When I say pelvic pain, I am referring to any sort of pain or discomfort in the abdomen below the belly button. This refers to a rather large area of the abdomen, so the pain could originate from several sources.
Causes of Pelvic Pain
1. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and menstruation
The most common cause of pelvic pain in women is PMS. Before your monthly menstrual cycle begins, your hormones start to go through changes to prepare your body for ovulation and conception.
Between your periods, your ovaries will release an egg, along with some fluid and blood. Believe it or not, you may actually feel something like a painful twinge in your abdomen when this happens, because the egg, fluid and blood may irritate the lining of the abdomen.
3. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Pelvic pain can also be a warning sign for some STDs, especially chlamydia and gonorrhoea as these are the two most common STDs that affect women.
If you suffer from pelvic pain, painful urination, bleeding between periods and abnormal vaginal discharge, see your doctor about the possibility of STDs. Fortunately, they can be treated so that they won’t go on to cause further complications.
4. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
STDs can go on to cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can also be a source of pelvic pain. Your doctor may consider the possibility of PID if you suffer from pelvic pain, together with fever, abnormal vaginal discharge, and pain during sex or urination.
PID is a serious consequence of untreated STDs and should not be taken lightly, as it can cause permanent damage to the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes, leading to infertility.
5. Ovarian Cysts
Constant pelvic pain could also be a sign of cysts in the ovaries. Ovarian cysts form during ovulation when the ovary doesn’t release the egg, or the follicle (the sac in the ovary) re-closes after releasing the egg and swells with fluid.
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumours or growths that grow on the wall of the uterus. However, fibroid may cause pelvic cramping, pain during menstruation, pressure in the lower abdomen, pain during sexual intercourse, lower back pain, and abnormal menstrual bleeding.
What if you experience sudden pain in your lower abdomen, even though you are not getting your period? If it is a sharp pain in the lower right area of your stomach, accompanied by vomiting and fever, then it may be appendicitis.
Attention To All Women Out There !!!
As early as in their mid-thirties, many women suffer from repeated reproductive tract infections caused by vaginal dryness, low immunity and poor hygiene, especially during menstruation, pregnancy and sexual contact ;stress is also a main cause. Discharge that has odor and causes itchiness are the common problems..., if left unchecked, serious complications may follow. Many women don't even have symptoms, thus is unaware of the infections spreading within her....
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