Pelvic pain

Also known as Pain In Pelvis

Pelvic pain is a symptom that can affect both women and men. The pain may indicate the existence of poorly understood conditions that likely represent abnormal psychoneuromuscular function. Acute pain is most common, often experienced by patients after surgery or other soft tissue traumas. It tends to be immediate, severe and short lived. On the other hand, pain that extends beyond a normal recovery period and lasts longer than 3–6 months constitutes chronic pain.

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What causes it?

The most common causes of pelvic pain are vulvodynia, ovarian cyst, and urinary tract infection. Other possible causes, such as idiopathic painful menstruation, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with pelvic pain often receive urinalysis, radiographic imaging procedure, hematologic tests, pelvis exam, complete blood count, standard pregnancy test, glucose measurement and ultrasonography .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with pelvic pain include pentosan polysulphate sodium (elmiron), sevoflurane, mefenamic acid, neostigmine, ethinyl estradiol / ethynodiol, methylene blue, nafarelin (synarel), procainamide, belladonna-opium, tinidazole, oxytetracycline/phenazopyridine/sulfamethizol, liraglutide (victoza) and diphenhydramine / ibuprofen .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for pelvic pain include age 30-44 years, sex == female and age 15-29 years. On the other hand, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years almost never get pelvic pain.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.1x
15-29 years
2.1x
30-44 years
2.0x
45-59 years
0.8x
60-74 years
0.3x
75+ years
0.2x

Sex

Male
0.1x
Female
1.6x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.3x
Hispanic
1.3x
White
0.8x
Other
1.4x
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