Chronic pelvic pain is the continuous pain that occurs in the pelvic region, i.e. in the lower abdomen. This condition can be very disabling for women and interfere in their day-to-day activities, so it needs a thorough diagnosis and determination of the most appropriate treatment in each case.
When a woman suffers from chronic pelvic pain, you may feel constant or intermittent discomfort. It is common for the pain to appear during the menstrual period or sexual intercourse.
The pelvic pain may be a sign that there is a problem with one of the organs of the pelvic region, such as the uterus, ovaries, cervix, vagina, or the fallopian tubes. It can also be a symptom of some type of infection or problems in the urinary tract or other areas of the body such as the bowel or rectum.
The most common symptoms of this condition are abundant menstrual bleeding or punctual bleeding between periods, the absence of menstruation and a persistent pain in the lower abdomen.