Pelvic Pain

Pelvic Pain 2017-01-13T08:34:30+00:00

How does pelvic pain manifest in women

One out of four women experience pain in the pelvic region.

The pelvis is involved in all daily activities: stability of the core, and bowel, bladder and sexual function.

Common diagnosis and co-morbidities affecting female pelvic health are:

  • abdominal pain
  • coccydynia
  • constipation
  • endometriosis
  • fibromyalgia
  • interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • hip pain/labral tear
  • levator ani syndrome
  • low back pain
  • pudendal neuralgia
  • sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • vulvar pain/vaginismus/vulvodynia
  • urinary urgency/frequency

How does pelvic pain manifest in men?

Men also experience pain in the pelvis, in fact at least 11% of men will experience chronic pelvic pain.

Like women, the pelvis is an integral aspect of core stability and other daily functions: urination, bowel movements, and sexual function.

Common diagnosis and co-morbidities affecting female pelvic health are:

  • abdominal pain
  • chronic non-bacterial prostatitis
  • coccydynia
  • constipation
  • fibromyalgia
  • interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • hip pain/labral tear
  • levator ani syndrome
  • low back pain
  • pain in the penis
  • pudendal neuralgia
  • sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • testicular pain
  • urinary urgency/frequency

Other pelvic health resources

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