Pelvic pain is located between the belly button and the hips and groin. If it lasts for six months or more it is called chronic pelvic pain. It is often difficult to figure out what is the source of the pain. Pelvic pain can be caused by problems in the:

  • Female reproductive organs
  • Intestines
  • Nerves
  • Bladder
  • Prostate

Male Pelvis Organs
Male pelvis lateral
Includes bladder, prostate (under bladder), and the colon.
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Chronic pelvic pain can be caused by a wide variety of conditions.

  • Gynecological conditions

    Female Pelvis Organs
    Female pelvis lateral
    From left to right: the bladder, uterus, and colon. Nerves are shown in yellow.
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  • Psychological conditions, such as depression, or a history of physical or sexual abuse
  • Neuromuscular conditions
    • Pudendal neuralgia
    • Muscle pain
    • Nerve pain
    • Lower back pain
    • Joint and bone pain
    • Muscle strain