Understanding the Background of Your Pelvic Pain: 7 Reasons

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Does it hurt down there? Unpleasant sensations in your bottom area (between your anus and vagina) is called perineal pain and it has a variety of causes: 

  1. UTIs (infections of the urinary system)
  2. Cystitis (painful bladder syndrome is a malfunction of the pelvic nerves)
  3. Injuries (sport accidents, falls, or delivering a baby)
  4. Pelvic floor dysfunction (a disease of the pelvic muscles that help your bowel movements and support your rectum, bladder, and uterus).
  5. Abscess (a pimple-like bump caused by an infection)
  6. Vulvodynia (chronic aching of the vulva)
  7. Pudendal neuralgia (an irritation of the pudendal nerve located in the perineum) 



What Causes Perineum Pain?, healthline.com

What is Pudendal Neuralgia?, whria.com.au

Chronic Perineal Pain, ajronline.org


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