Pelvic pain isfelt below your bellybutton. It may come on suddenly and severely, or could be mild and last for months.
See your GP as soon as possible if you're experiencing pelvic pain. In some cases,womenmay bereferredto a gynaecologist(a specialist in the female reproductive system).Sometimes the cause of pelvic pain can't be identified.
The following information is about pelvic pain in women, as men are rarely affected. It covers the possible causes of:
The information and advice below aims to give you a better idea of the cause of your pelvic pain, but you shouldn't use it to self-diagnose your condition. Always see your GP to get their medical opinion.
For information and advice about pelvic or abdominal pain during pregnancy, see our pages on pelvic pain in pregnancy , Ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage .
Pelvic pain is felt below your bellybutton. It may come on suddenly and severely, or could be mild and last for months. See your GP as soon as possible.
Pelvic pain that comes on suddenly for the first time is called acute pelvic pain.See your GP immediatelyif you have acute pelvic pain. They'll be able to investigate the cause and arrange any necessa
If you've had pelvic pain for six months or morethat either comes and goes or is continuous, it's known as chronic pelvic pain. Chronic pelvic pain is more intense than ordinary period pain and lasts