Pelvic pain affects up to one in five women and one in 12 men. Pelvic pain can be associated with a range of symptoms including bloating, bowel and bladder troubles, muscle spasms, painful sex, fatigue, anxiety and low mood. Common forms of pelvic pain include period pain and irritable bowel, while endometriosis is a possible contributor to pelvic pain.
Treatment for pelvic pain varies widely depending on the condition. Treatments that may help include physiotherapy, daily stretches, heat pack and medication. Multidisciplinary pain management combined with self-management will also be important.