Researchers do not know the exact causes of pelvic pain. Often, pelvic pain signals that there may be a problem with one of the organs in the pelvic area. This organ could be a reproductive organ, such as the uterus (also called the womb), or other organs like the intestine or the bladder. Pain also can be a symptom of an infection.
The extent of a woman's pelvic pain is not always the same as the extent of the related condition. For example, if a woman has a physical abnormality that is associated with the pain, the size of the abnormality may be small, but she may still experience a lot of pain.
The following health problems can cause or contribute to pelvic pain:
A woman may have more than one cause of pelvic pain at the same time. In some cases, a person with one chronic pain condition has an increased risk for other types of chronic pain. Sometimes, a woman's health care provider may not be able to find the cause of the pelvic pain.1
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