Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain is a condition that presents with pain in the lower part of the abdomen and pelvis. Pelvic pain can occur due to appendicitis, intestinal disorders, kidney stones, and bladder disorders in both men and women. Ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, and cervical cancer also cause pelvic pain in women.

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I have chronic pain in the pelvic region after partial hysterectomy. Is it related?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had chronic pain in the right pelvic region for over a year, and it feels like I have been kicked in the rear. I had a partial hysterectomy 14 years ago. I am a 49-year-old who had a cyst in my ovaries. Also, I have a history of endometriosis. I got two ultrasonography investig...  Read Full »

Dr. Saloni Manwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the above-mentioned symptoms, it could be endometriosis. However, it can be confirmed only after knowing the description of the cysts on ultrasonography and CT scan (computed tomography). Hemorrhagic cysts are generally a feature of endometriosis. Fluid in the p...  Read Full »

I have a persistent urge to urinate, pelvic pain, and cloudy discharge. Are these symptoms of HSV 2?

Query: Hi doctor, About a month ago, I had oral sex for no more than 45 seconds. Two days later, I experienced frequent urination, clear and cloudy discharge, and urge to urinate. It was also accompanied by pelvic pain. A couple of days later, my doctor prescribed me 1 gram of Zithromax and Doxycycline fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms described by you points towards sexually transmitted disease, and you have already taken appropriate treatment. Sometimes discharge, pelvic heaviness can persist for a few weeks. If you doubt the Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection, I suggest yo...  Read Full »

Is it essential to get a PCR test done for chronic prostatitis?

Query: Hi doctor, We spoke yesterday regarding my chronic pelvic pain condition. I would be doing both urine and semen culture soon. Is there any specific culture or PCR testing to be done? The reason I am asking this is that the traditional dipstick and culture test does not seem to be accurate based ...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to The method varies, and the PCR (polymerase chain reaction) is accurate when there are atypical bacteria like TB (tuberculosis), for example. Your urine microscopic analysis showed no bacteria. The thing I am trying to get is the sample that contains the organis...  Read Full »

I have pain and discomfort in the pelvic area, which aggravates while sitting. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48 year old male. My height is 160 cm, and weight is 84 kg. I have a pain and discomfort in the pelvic area which gets aggravated on sitting, lower back pain, irritation on peeing, burning sensation in the pelvic region which radiates at times to the leg. I have seen a urologist...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajit Kumar Varma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your history suggests that you have a chronic mild to moderate inflammation of the pelvic organs, most probably the urinary bladder. The possibility of a chronic epididymo-orchitis also has to be ruled out. Please do get the following investigations: CBC (complete bloo...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my lower abdomen pain, which started immediately after intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing pain in my abdomen, and it started immediately after intercourse for the past two days. I also have a bloated stomach without constipation. The pain is more significant in the lower abdomen. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Navajith Mani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pelvic muscles contract during orgasm, which can cause pain. Pain after vaginal and anal sex is usually temporary and should clear when you change positions or allow your body to rest. I suggest you try different positions and avoid deep thrusting next time to help...  Read Full »

Can nutcracker syndrome damage your heart?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old student. I recently found that I have nutcracker syndrome. I fear that it will affect my mitral valve prolapse or cause some damage to the heart, leading to stress and depression.  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Nutcracker syndrome is a condition in which the left renal vein gets compressed between two large vessels, superior mesenteric artery and the aorta. The compression will result in renal venous hypertension, and rupture of thin-walled veins. Hence, there is resultant he...  Read Full »

Will masturbating by squeezing the thighs together cause uterine prolapse?

Query: Hi doctor, From childhood, I have been masturbating by squeezing my thighs together and using pressure to get pleasure. Lately, I came across a condition called uterine prolapse, and I was worried if I can get uterine prolapse because I apply pressure during masturbation (I have pelvic floor cramps...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Squeezing thighs to masturbate is a very common and safe method. When thighs are squeezed together, there is pressure on the clitoris, which acts as clitoral stimulation. This leads to orgasm (stimulation of nerves). There is no connection between the clitoris and th...  Read Full »

Are my pelvic pain and other symptoms due to the complex ovarian cyst?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having pelvic pain for the past few months. I recently felt nauseous and overly tired (even after taking my Adderall for my ADHD). Pelvic discomfort and pain that even moves towards my back, pressure, and bloating. And I have not had an appetite and lost 20 lbs. I have been f...  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and also have looked at the images of the USG (ultrasonography) you have provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). USG shows a right-sided complex ovarian cyst. Also, based on your history, you have lost y...  Read Full »

Can someone with subserosal fibroid get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a dentist by profession, diagnosed with a subserosal fibroid 56 x 39 mm at post myometrium with an endowment thickness of 7.4 mm, which reduced to 5.4 mm in the last month ultrasonography with no increase in the size of the fibroid. After the first diagnosis, my doctor put me on ...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Let me start by putting forth few basic facts about fibroid and their management. Many of which may be well known to you. Each point has a point in your history and direction. Fibroids are the most common uterine benign tumors. They usually never appear single. O...  Read Full »

Why do I have recurrent pelvic pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 65 years old female of height 4'10" and weight 187 pounds. I take Lisinopril as I have type II diabetes and some breathing issues. A year ago, I had pelvic pain in the evenings and some very light, occasional spotting that I think was vaginal for several weeks. I also had some ver...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It has been around six weeks since you are experiencing pelvic pain. There are different reasons for this like, and it can be associated with endometriosis, infectious cause, sometimes due to hormonal imbalance. To know the exact cause, ul...  Read Full »

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