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What are causes and symptoms of pelvic pain?

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Pelvic pain is caused by many different conditions including endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, urinary tract infections and pelvic inflammatory disease, according to WebMD. The symptoms of pelvic pain vary depending on the condition that caused it, notes Mayo Clinic.

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What are causes and symptoms of pelvic pain?
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Endometriosis is a condition in which the endometrium grows inappropriately on organs such as the rectum, bladder or ovaries. During menstruation, the endometrium bleeds resulting in severe pain and the formation of scar tissues, states UCSF Medical Center. Some symptoms of endometriosis include lower back pains, cramps during menstruation and painful bowel movements, notes WebMD.

Interstitial cystitis, also known as painful bladder syndrome, is a chronic condition that is characterized by bladder pressure and pelvic pain, states Mayo Clinic. The condition mostly affects women in their 30s and 40s, notes WebMD. Common symptoms of interstitial cystitis include pain when urinating, frequent urination and pain during sex, states WebMD.

A urinary tract infection can affect any part of the urinary tract, including the urethra, bladder and kidneys, notes WebMD. Symptoms of a urinary tract infection include lower back pain, blood in the urine and feeling pressure in the lower pelvis, states Mayo Clinic. Pelvic Inflammatory disease is an infection that causes the ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus to become inflamed, thereby causing severe chronic pain, notes WebMD.

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