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There are various vital organs located in the pelvic region, and abnormal functioning of the same results in waist pain. In minor cases, pain is caused due to sitting or sleeping in improper posture. On the other hand, certain diseases and disorders can also be underlying causes for pain along the waistline.

Causes

Kidney Diseases
Kidneys are vital organs located in the pelvic region. Any injury, trauma, abnormal functioning of the kidney leads to kidney diseases, and consequently, pain in the waist. Kidney infection and kidney stones are the major causes of pain that arises in the lower abdomen and travels to the lower back. Kidney stones are formed when excess uric acid or calcium gets stored in your body.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder related to the stomach. The exact cause of this disease is unknown, yet as there are several trigger factors like diet and eating habits, stress, etc. that lead to this condition. Diarrhea or constipation, bloating, pain in lower abdomen and lower back, etc. are some of the symptoms of this disease. Peculiarly, this disease is mostly observed in women than in men.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is a collective term used to describe inflammation of the female reproductive organs like uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. The inflammation is caused by bacteria which is also responsible for causing sexually transmitted diseases in women. The pelvic inflammatory disease is one of the most significant causes of abdominal and waist pain in females.

Other Causes
  • Muscle strain
  • Injury
  • Trauma
  • Herniated disc
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Appendicitis
  • Gallbladder disease
Treatment

It is not always the case that the pain is caused due to a severe underlying disorder. However, it is essential to consult the doctor and get the condition diagnosed immediately. Physical examination, history and documentation, X-ray and MRI are some of the methods used to diagnose the condition.

➡ Pain caused due to kidney diseases can be treated with the help of medication or surgery. Smaller kidney stones are treated with the help of oral medication while the larger ones may require surgery.

➡ As the pelvic inflammatory disease is caused by bacteria, it can be treated with the help of antibiotics. In severe cases, hospitalization and surgery may even be required.

➡ There are medications that treat symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. However, it is essential to identify the trigger factors and make necessary changes in the lifestyle to keep this condition at bay. You cannot prevent IBS, but the symptoms can be prevented by having a healthy diet, reducing smoking and drinking alcohol, etc.

➡ Appendicitis can be treated by surgical removal of the appendicitis. Treatment of injury, muscle strain, etc., includes use of pain relievers, physical therapy, or even surgery.

Taking rest, using heat or ice pads are some of the home remedies that can help in reducing pain caused due to minor reasons. If you are to take any medication or painkiller, make sure you consult the doctor and only then take it.

Disclaimer: It is recommended to use this information only for educational purposes; and not substitute it for proper medical consultation and treatment.