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Two conditions that can cause pelvic pain in New Bern, NC

Causes of Pelvic Pain

One area of the body that can become painful is the pelvis. The pelvis is the name for the area of the torso between the stomach and thighs, and this area contains many structures that can be affected by pain. New Bern, North Carolina, residents who have pelvic pain might be wondering what’s causing this symptom. Here are two conditions that could be the source of your pelvic pain: 

  1. Menstrual cramps

One of the most common causes of pelvic pain in women is menstrual cramps, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists report that more than half of menstruating women will experience this symptom for a few days a month. Thus, menstrual cramps are a cause you should consider if you’re a woman who is feeling pelvic pain. It’s even more likely that your pain is related to menstrual cramps if it: 

  • Starts one to three days before your period
  • Peaks about one day after the onset of your period
  • Goes away after two or three days 

There are other symptoms that women could have when dealing with menstrual cramps. An example is headaches, and you could also experience dizziness, nausea or loose stools. 

  1. Interstitial cystitis

Interstitial cystitis is a condition that can affect men and women, and this could also be the cause of your pelvic pain. The condition occurs when the bladder becomes inflamed. Medical professionals aren’t sure what exactly causes interstitial cystitis. One possible cause is that people with this condition have a defect in the tissue lining the inside of the bladder; this issue could also be related to an injury to this lining that allows toxins in the urine to irritate the bladder wall. It’s also thought that bladder infections could be the source of interstitial cystitis. 

Pelvic pain is one common symptom of interstitial cystitis, but there are other common symptoms as well. Having to urinate more frequently is one such symptom. People with this condition could also have discomfort while the bladder fills that’s reduced after urinating. 

Visit Peak Performance in New Bern, NC, to get help for pelvic pain

Peak Performance in New Bern has experience helping patients treat pelvic pain. We can help you identify the source of your symptoms with a free screening. Our team can also create a pelvic pain treatment plan that’s personalized to your needs, and some of the therapy techniques your plan could include are: 

Take the next step to start getting our help with your pelvic pain. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.