Pelvic pain is estimated to affect 1 in 5 women and people AFAB throughout the course of their lives.
Despite this number, pelvic pain is rarely discussed and widely misunderstood, with many victims suffering in silence.
You don’t have to accept pelvic pain as normal or something you have to live with – especially if it hinders and impacts your day-to-day life.
Pelvic pain is normal.... right?
While the occasional twang of pain and discomfort can be classified as normal (depending on what stage of your cycle you’re in), agonising, debilitating pelvic pain could indicate the presence of conditions such as endometriosis, PCOS, Adenomyosis, fibroids, or an STI.
How can I identify Pelvic Pain?
Pelvic pain is pain that occurs in the lower abdomen, hips, and groin.
Pelvic pain can be localised to your pelvis, but may also be felt in your tailbone, vaginal area and lower back.
The underlying causes behind pelvic pain are varied in nature, ranging from endo to adeno and everything in between. Just because the cause of your pain may be unknown, it doesn’t mean it has to stay that way.
The best way to get answers is to speak to a medical professional who specialises in female pain.
Here are some of the more common types of pelvic pain: