Pelvic pain is characterized by pain that is felt specifically in the abdomen at or below the belly button, the pelvis, and the buttocks. Pelvic pain is a complex condition that may be caused by various underlying issues. The vast diversity of symptoms makes diagnosing the cause of pelvic pain quite difficult.
Pelvic pain is pain that occurs in or around the pelvic bone, which is located at the juncture of the spine and leg bones. This type of pain may arise from the many structures and tissues located in the region of the skeleton. Pelvic pain may be associated with the joints, bones, musculature, or nervous tissue in the area. It may also be related to disorders or damage to the genitals or reproductive systems found within or immediately near the pelvic bone. Therefore, the exact nature of pelvic pain may be difficult to diagnose accurately, and thus to treat effectively.
Pelvic pain may be associated with a wide range of factors and conditions beyond those of gynecological origin in women. It may also be a result of two or more comorbid (or concurrent and possibly interrelated) conditions, associated with a major multi-organ system located in or near the pelvis.
In some cases, pelvic pain may be related to other conditions such as fibromyalgia, inguinal hernia, or nerve damage. Chronic pelvic pain may be associated with dysfunction or weakness in the muscles that form the pelvic floor.