Female Pelvic Pain

Women often experience pelvic pain, which is a symptom caused by a wide variety of conditions and diseases. It is often described as a pressure or dull ache, which also may include sharp pains located below the navel anywhere in the abdomen. The pain may be irregular or continuous and can be accompanied by other symptoms, such as lower back pain. Pelvic pain in women can arise from reproductive organs (uterus or ovaries) and/or it can stem from a problem within the gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, or urinary tract systems.

Female Pelvic Pain Disorders

  • Dyspareunia: Pain during sexual intercourse at penetration or deep pain during shearing.
  • Endometriosis: Disorder where tissue that normally lines uterus grows outside uterus & may require surgical intervention.
  • Vulvodynia: Chronic pain/discomfort around opening of vagina (vulva).
  • Genito-Urinary Symptoms of Menopause: Changes occurring with/after menopause (natural or induced) that can affect vagina, vulva, urethra & bladder.
  • Dysuria: Pain during urination.
  • Pudendal Neuralgia: Pain of pudendal nerve between anus & clitoris. Pain radiating along distribution of nerve without demonstrable compromise of nerve structure.
  • Interstitial Cystitis (IC /Painful Bladder Syndrome): Discomfort, pressure, tenderness, or pain in bladder, lower abdomen, & pelvic area – mild or severe.
  • Scar & Restrictions: From C-sections, abdominal surgeries, vaginal scar, cancer related treatments.
  • Vaginismus: Involuntary tightening of vagina. Often during intercourse, gynecological exam or when inserting tampon. Often caused by muscle spasms.
  • Persistent Pelvic Pain Syndrome.


  • Urinary frequency or urgency.
  • Flow disruption including hesitancy, stopping & starting of the urine stream or incomplete emptying.
  • Pain during urination.
  • Lower abdominal pain.
  • Painful intercourse that can interrupt/prevent completion.

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