Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - Symptoms
Female pelvic pain means pain that affects the
lower abdomen and pelvis .
Chronic female pelvic pain is defined as pelvic pain
that has persisted for at least 6 months.1
Female pelvic pain symptoms can include:
- Pain that ranges from mild to severe.
- Pain that ranges from dull to sharp.
cramping during periods.
- Pain during sex.
- Pain when
you urinate or have a bowel movement.
Symptoms that can accompany pelvic pain, depending on the
- Blood in the urine or
- Vaginal bleeding after intercourse.
- Heavy or
irregular vaginal bleeding.
Depression symptoms are commonly linked
to chronic pain. Signs of depression include sleep problems, appetite changes,
feelings of emptiness and sadness, and slowed body movements and reactions. If
you have depression symptoms, see your doctor. For the best chance
of recovery from pain, depression must be treated along with any known physical
causes of pain.