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Pelvic pain occurring in the female reproductive system may be caused by a variety of factors.

- Adenomyosis

- Ectopic pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions

- Endometriosis

- Menstrual cramps (Dysmenorrhea)

- Miscarriage (before the 20th week) or intrauterine fetal death

- Mittelschmerz (Ovulation pain)

- Ovarian cancer

- Ovarian cysts

- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

- Uterine fibroids

- Vulvodynia

Please see a doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms:

- Menstrual cramps

- Vaginal bleeding, spotting, or discharge

- Painful or difficult urination

- Constipation or diarrhea

- Bloating or gas

- Blood seen with a bowel movement

- Pain during intercourse

- Fever or chills

- Pain in the hip area

- Pain in the groin area

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- Reduce menstrual cramps

- Relieve vaginal bleeding, spotting, or discharge

- Relieve painful or difficult urination

- No constipation or diarrhea

- Decrease bloating or gas

- No blood when bowel movement

- No pain during intercourse

- No fever or chills

- Lower pain in the hip area

- Lower pain in the groin area

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What does pelvic pain feel like?

Commonly, the pain is described as a dull ache or pressure.

How is abnormal bleeding diagnosed?

Early pregnancy may cause pelvic pain along with other cramps. If this continues too long, please discuss it with your doctor.

How can I reduce my risk?

From 8 to 12 weeks of pregnancy.

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