Pelvic Pain Causes | What is the cause of my Pelvic Pain

Hello, if you have pelvic pain, your first question is what is the cause of my pelvic pain? And in this article, I want to discuss some possible causes of pelvic pain.

Pelvic pain affects so many women, and if it’s affecting you right now, you’re very frustrated. You can’t do the things you want to do, and when you do life you’re having discomfort. And if you’re like a lot of other women with pelvic pain, you’re probably also having pain with sex. So what, where is this pain coming from? And what’s going on?

Well, as I describe with my patients, it’s complicated. So I wanted just to begin to unfold some of the possible causes. And pelvic pain is almost like an onion. We have to peel back the different layers of the onion as we’re getting towards healing. And again, it’s not just one cause, one factor, it’s not one treatment.

We’re peeling back the different layers. So, let’s take a look at the pelvic pain and put it into some categories, so it’s not so overwhelming.

First of all, is it acute or chronic? Acute means it’s a recent onset, and it could’ve been from trauma, a fall, childbirth, or after surgery.

Chronic is more the longer, the pain has been there for approximately six months, and it’s been there for a while. And it could’ve had an acute onset, but now it’s been to a chronic state.

The other thing is where is it coming from? A lot of times we say there can be a musculoskeletal cause, muscle, musculo, meaning it could be the muscles on the pelvic floor, they could be tight, spasm, trigger points, or it could be from the bony area, it could be from the pubic symphysis, it could be from the coccyx, it could be from the SI, that could be another cause, musculoskeletal.

Another reason could be nerve related. The nerve could be irritated, or trapped, it can have tingling, numbness, raw feeling, even in this area, it’s called vulvodynia, it’s on the outside, and it can be provoked, like underwear touching it, or um, or it can be can unprovoked, so that, whether you’re walking around throughout the day and you’re feeling this discomfort, and it’s just like aggravating, and something has to be done about it.

Another cause can actually be from the internal organs. So the pain could be coming from your uterus, your bladder, or your rectum. So, things like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, constipation, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis.

Now it’s just not one factor, again, one can cause another factor, and they can complicate each other.

And you don’t have to figure all this out, and know exactly where it’s coming from, but I just want to give you some information, as to what could be contributing to the pelvic pain.

Now, let me tell you, stress is another factor that plays into this. And either stress could contribute to some of the cause, and tightness in the pelvic area, because I’ve seen with women that we’re holding stress in one of three areas: our neck, our lower back, or the pelvic floor. So, a lot of times, we as women don’t realize that this could be coming from the stress.

The other thing that could happen is the pain could be causing the stress, so it can be a vicious cycle. As we’re dealing with pain, I want to share a couple steps with you, about how to manage this pain.

When we’re in pain, we start to shallow breathe and we begin to be very guarded with our movements, so I would challenge you to really take some time to slow down, and really do a diaphragmatic breathing because that actually stretches the pelvic floor a little bit instead of making it so tight.

And now it won’t treat everything, but it’s a good starting point.

The other thing is, if you’re having pelvic pain, see your healthcare provider, let them run diagnostic tests, rule out infections, other contributing factors, and then find a pelvic floor physical therapist. We are great at trying to put the puzzle pieces together. Let me know if I can help you along this way, too, because I love to coach women to the steps to healing.

And I don’t want you to feel bewildered, overwhelmed, frustrated, nobody’s listening to me.

Those are the steps that I wanna take with you. So make sure to direct message me, e-mail me.

Again, take the steps to heal, and manage this pelvic pain. You don’t have to suffer alone.

::Source : from One Simple Step Today by Heather Mara a pelvic floor physical therapist.
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