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Pelvic pain in women is a normal occurrence in women often accompanying their monthly period. But when pelvic pain in women happens outside the typical menstrual cycle, it could indicate a number of conditions, such as the STD trichomoniasis. When a symptoms of trichomoniasis, pelvic pain in women is often accompanied with vaginal discharge, a foul odor, and vaginal itching. Pelvic pain women can range from mild to severe.
A variety of conditions or illnesses can cause pelvic pain in women, including the following:
Women with pelvic pain should have STD testing performed. If left undiagnosed and untreated, several STDs in women can irreversible damage such as infertility. Gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis testing is recommended since these STDs have very similar symptoms. STD testing is available at a local lab or even through home STD testing kits.
If symptoms of pelvic pain in women are caused by menstrual cramps or mid-cycle ovulation, it is usually diagnosed by how long the pain lasts and what time of the month symptoms occur. A doctor can diagnose a urinary tract infection.
If you are experiencing severe, unbearable pain and are pregnant, you could be experiencing an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage and should seek medical attention immediately.
When caused by an STD, pelvic pain in women is treated with an antibiotic or other medication. For example, if trichomoniasis testing is positive, a doctor will prescribe metronidazole. Avoid any sexual activity until treatment has been completed.
If caused by menstrual or ovulation cramps, women with pelvic pain can treat their symptoms with over-the-counter medications. Some doctors may prescribe birth control pills to reduce the monthly pain. For more serious conditions, such as an ectopic pregnancy or endometriosis, a will administer treatment specific to the patient and their situation.