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WHAT IS THE PELVIS?
The pelvis is the lower part of the trunk of the human body between the abdomen and the thighs (also called pelvic region of the trunk).
The pelvic region of the trunk includes the bony pelvis, the pelvic cavity (the space enclosed by the bony pelvis), the pelvic floor — below the pelvic cavity — and the perineum, below the pelvic floor. The pelvic skeleton is formed in the area of the back, by the sacrum and the coccyx and to the left and right sides, by a pair of hip bones. The two hip bones connect the spine with the lower limbs. The gap enclosed by the bony pelvis, called the pelvic cavity, is the section of the body underneath the abdomen and mainly consists of the reproductive organs and the rectum.
ENDOMETRIOSIS AND PELVIC PAIN
Endometriosis can cause painful periods, persistent pain in the pelvic area, infertility, and other symptoms. The symptoms can range from mild to severe. Treatment options include painkillers, hormone treatments, and surgery.
The endometrium is the tissue that lines the inside of the womb (uterus). Endometriosis is a condition where endometrial tissue is found outside the uterus. It is ‘trapped’ in the pelvic area and lower tummy (abdomen) and, rarely, in other areas in the body.
Patches of endometriosis can vary in size from the size of a pinhead to large clumps. Many women with endometriosis have no symptoms. If symptoms develop they can vary, and include those listed below.
- Painful periods
- Painful sex
- Pain in the lower abdomen and pelvic area
- Other menstrual symptoms may occur
- Difficulty becoming pregnant (reduced fertility)
- Uncommon symptoms include pain on passing feces, pain in the lower tummy (abdomen) when you pass urine, and, very rarely, blood in the urine or feces
WHY CHOSE THE GYN SURGICAL INSTITUTE FOR PELVIC PAIN?
The GYN Surgical institute is specialized in treating endometriosis and pelvic pain in patients at any age, even adolescents.