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What could be causing your pelvic pain

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Pelvic pain can be felt on either side of the pelvis at different times lasting two or three days and then going for another month.

Pelvic pain felt on either side of the pelvis at different times lasting two or three days and then going for another month. Ovulation pain, whose other name is Mittelschmerz pain, on the right and left sides ­of the pelvis, when the right and left ovaries alternately drop an egg.

See your doctor for reassurance.

No other treatment is needed than painkillers ­if the pain warrants it. Pelvic pain such as menstrual cramps, ­back pain, tiredness, pain during and after intercourse or difficulty conceiving.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), where chronic inflammation grumbles on ­in the pelvis.

It could also be silent chlamydia infection resulting in difficulty getting pregnant.

See your doctor or go to your nearest STD clinic promptly for investigation and treatment.

Pelvic pain with heavy ­or abnormal bleeding.

Painful intercourse, cystitis-like symptoms, sometimes diarrhoea ­and fertility problems.Endometriosis. This is where pelvic seedlings of the uterine lining form painful cysts.

These can be found on organs like the bladder and ovaries, and swell when you have a period.

You should ­ask ­to see a gynaecologist.

A laparoscopy may be suggested and treatment ­by laser.

Adhesions ­may then need to ­be treated if there are fertility problems

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