Pelvic pain is a fairly common occurrence. It can be harmless and quickly pass by itself but sometimes pelvic pain can be dangerous.

Call an ambulance immediately if:

- You feel severe pain which doesn’t stop
- You feel sharp, piercing pain which fades if you lie on your back
- Pelvic pain is accompanied by fever
- The pain is getting worse
- Pelvic pain is accompanied by vomiting. It’s especially dangerous if there is blood in the vomit.
- Your stool is black and bloody
- The stomach is tense and hurts when you touch it
- You are pregnant
- You’ve been kicked in the stomach

Consult a physician as soon as possible if:

- The discomfort or mild pelvic pain lasts a week or more
- Pelvic pain that sometimes disappears and lasts longer than 24–48 hours or is accompanied by nausea and vomiting
- You experience a burning sensation when urinating
- You have diarrhea that lasts longer than two days
- You have pelvic pain accompanied by poor appetite
- You have vaginal bleeding
- In addition to pelvic pain, you are losing weight rapidly

Causes of Pelvic Pain
1. Menstrual cramps
Menstrual cramps are one of the most common causes of pelvic pain in women. The uterus contracts to push out the unfertilized egg and endometrium and this sometimes leads to pain that is similar to mild cramps.

Menstrual pains usually don’t require any treatment. You can get relief from pain medications. However, if your pain is severe, you should consult a gynecologist. The doctor will prescribe a more effective remedy or suitable hormonal contraceptives.

2. Endometriosis and ovarian cysts
Endometriosis and ovarian cysts are common among women of all ages. With such diseases, pelvic pain can occur at any time of the menstrual cycle. Menstruation with these diseases lengthens and becomes more painful.

3. Ectopic pregnancy
In an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg is fixed and begins to grow not in the uterus, as in the case of normal pregnancy, but in the fallopian tube, cervix or ovary. Sooner or later, the growing embryo tears apart the walls of the organ to which it’s attached. If ignored, ectopic pregnancy can lead to massive and deadly internal bleeding. Consult a gynecologist at the first suspicion of pregnancy.

4. Kidney stones or disease
Pyelonephritis, urolithiasis or other kidney disorders cause sudden excruciating pelvic pain. If you suspect kidney disease, go to the nephrologist as soon as possible. The doctor will make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe the necessary medications.

5. Urinary tract and bladder infections
Most often, such infections are accompanied by urinary problems. You may have a burning sensation, cutting pains, and frequent urination. Most of these infections are caused by bacteria. Don’t ignore infections, otherwise the bacteria will multiply and this can lead to irreversible lesions of the bladder.

6. Muscle pain
Perhaps you just overexerted the abdominal muscles during some kind of physical activity. Myalgia can be caused by other reasons that are not always possible to establish.

If muscle pain appeared after physical activity, it’s not dangerous. But if you feel muscle pain which is not caused by physical activity or injury, you should go to the therapist since it might be muscle inflammation.

Author's Bio: 

I am Amelia Grant, journalist, and blogger. I think that information is a great force that is able to change people’s lives for the better. That is why I feel a strong intention to share useful and important things about health self-care, wellness and other advice that may be helpful for people. Being an enthusiast of a healthy lifestyle that keeps improving my life, I wish the same for everyone.