Sharp Pelvic Pain in Women
Following are the conditions that cause pain in the pelvic region of women:
- Vulvodynia: Vulvodynia causes pain in the vulva. The pain may come and go at regular or irregular intervals, or it may stay constant. It is mostly described by a stinging or a burning pain. The pain may not always be at the same spot. But, it will be located in or around the vulva.
- Endometriosis: Endometriosis is caused when the uterus lining overgrows, causing some of it to grow outside the uterus. This tissue ends up attaching itself to the ovaries or the fallopian tubes. It, sometimes, even reaches the bladder or the intestines. This pain is often worse during menstrual periods or sex. It can also lead to abnormal bleeding, further causing infertility.
- Uterine Fibroids: These are growths inside the walls of the uterus. These growths are non-cancerous. Uterine fibroids cause severe pain in the pelvic region. This pain often extends to the back as well. This condition causes worse cramps during menstruation and more pain during sex as well.
- Pelvic Joint Instability: Post childbirth, the stretching of the ligaments causes the pelvic joints to become a little weak and unstable. This can cause discomfort to a considerable extent. The pain often extends to the back as well. Violent sexual acts could also cause the joints to become unstable.
Sharp Pelvic Pain in Men
Following are the conditions that cause pain in the pelvic region of men:
- Appendicitis: Acute appendicitis could be a reason for the penetrating pelvic pain. This reason holds true for women as well. The pain is like a sudden burning sensation experienced on the right side, which increases as time goes by.
- Acute Prostatitis: This problem occurs due to the men's prostate being infected with bacteria. Prostatitis causes severe right side and left side pelvic pain. The rectum, penis, and groin also experience throbbing pain. The pain also extends to the area between the anus and the scrotum. The man may also face acute and extreme pain while ejaculating.
While these reasons are just probable explanations, the best bet would be to visit a doctor and get a checkup done.
Disclaimer: This Buzzle article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.