Pelvic pain occurs in the lowest part of your abdomen (below your belly button and may include sex organs). It can develop from several conditions and diseases. Pelvic pain may come with pregnancy, bladder, or digestive problems or may arise from muscles or connective tissue in the pelvic floor.
Men and women alike experience pelvic pain, but it occurs more often in women than in men. In women and men, pelvic pain may be a symptom of infection or may simply result from pain in the pelvic bone or non-reproductive internal organs like the urinary tract or bowel. However, in women, pelvic pain can indicate a problem with reproductive organs such as the uterus, cervix, ovaries, vagina, fallopian tubes, or vagina.
Today an estimated 6 to 27% of women worldwide have chronic pelvic pain, but only about one-third seek medical care.