Pelvic pain occurs in the lowest part of your abdomen (below your belly button and may include sex organs) and can develop from a number of conditions and diseases. Often 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 men. In women and men pelvic pain may be a symptom of infection or may simply result from pain in the pelvic bone or in non-reproductive internal organs like the urinary track or bowel. However, in women, pelvic pain can be an indication that there may be 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.