Chronic pelvic pain is when one suffers from pain that occurs in the pelvic area, located under your belly button and between your hips, for at least six months.
Possible Causes of Pelvic Pain
There are many causes of pelvic pain not related to infertility including hernias, chronic appendicitis, bowel disease, and irritable bowel syndrome to name a few. Pelvic pain related to infertility may be caused by a number of factors including, but not limited to, the following:
Endometriosis is when tissue from the endometrium is found outside of the uterus, which may adhere to the ovaries, bladder, outside of the uterus or bowel.
Pelvic adhesions may be due to endometriosis, pelvic infections, or surgeries. Scar tissues can cause organs to adhere or stick to each other causing pain or discomfort.
The endometrium grows into the wall of the uterus and usually causes painful and heavy menstrual periods.
Fibroids are benign tumors of the muscle in the uterine wall. They can be found on the outside wall of the uterus, middle of the uterus, or in the uterine cavity.
If you are currently experiencing pain in your pelvic area for 6 months or more, please ask one of our physicians during your appointment to better assess your condition and find possible causes for your chronic pelvic pain.