Abdominal PainAbdominal pain refers to discomfort or pain primarily in the belly or pelvis (hip area).
Chronic abdominal pain is noticeable but not crippling pain that lasts for more than a few days. It may also appear on and off over the course of several months. This type of persistent, nagging abdominal pain may be caused by a condition that needs to be treated, but is not an emergency and won’t go away on its own.
- Endometriosis – when uterine tissue grows in other parts of the body, including the pelvis, causing pain and scarring
- Fibroid tumors – non-cancerous growths in or on the uterus
In men, it may be caused by prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate).
In men or women, chronic pelvic pain may be due to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), interstitial cystitis (a common bladder problem) or another condition of the digestive tract.
- a fall
- a blow to the area
- repetitive friction in the area – from bicycling, for example
- prolonged sitting on a hard surface
- joint degeneration
- injury to a woman’s tailbone during childbirth
Symptoms of tailbone injury include severe, localized pain and tenderness and possibly bruising.
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