Women’s pelvic area can be a place for various conditions, and many of these pelvic conditions are very common. Women with more awareness of these conditions usually remember to see the doctor and avoid risk factors, especially if they realize the symptoms or reach certain age. Make sure you know at least some of them, so you can be more aware of them when the symptoms happen.
What Pelvic Conditions to Know
Pelvic conditions are among problems in gynecological health; here are some common pelvic conditions that many women around the world suffer or at risk of:
- Benign fibroid tumor. This tumor usually happens in the uterus, and in many cases, it is benign and can even disappear on its own. While women who have it usually do not experience pain, it can grow and make women look pregnant. If the tumor does not go on its own, common procedures include mycomectomy and even hysterectomy.
- This is a condition in which women experience very painful menstruation, which can happen not only in the abdominal area, but also in the lower back and even thighs. This condition can be very incapacitating, especially with other symptoms such as nausea and dizziness. Common treatments include birth control pills, anti inflammatory drugs, and even vaginal rings.
- Asherman’s syndrome. This is a rare gynecological condition in pelvic area, in which the uterus walls stick together because the formation of scar tissue. This condition can cause infertility and miscarriage, and if the woman is already pregnant, the birthing process is likely to require Caesarian section. This condition often requires surgery for treatment.
- Mid-cycle pain. Also known as mittleschemrz, this is a common condition that happens in the middle of ovulation period, in which the woman experiences intense abdominal pain for about 24 to 28 hours.
- This is a condition that some women probably have heard and prepared for, especially when they experienced abdominal pain during menstruation. This is a condition in which endometrial tissue (which commonly grows inside the uterus) grows in other parts such as fallopian tubes and ovaries. The symptoms include abdominal pain, not only during menstruation, but also when urinating or even sex.
- Ovarian cyst. This often happens to women, and the severity ranges from small cyst that disappears on its own and only causes dull pain, to larger cyst that causes intense pain, bleeding, and requires surgery.
Besides these conditions, women must be aware of several forms of cancer, such as endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer. They are among the most common gynecological cancers, and the ovarian cancer is even dubbed the silent killer, because symptoms are often very subtle or even not obvious until it reaches late stage. The symptoms can look like abnormal menstruation, such as severe bleeding and vaginal discharge, although ovarian cancer may also cause fever, pain when having sex, back pain, and loss of appetite.
By knowing risk factors for various pelvic conditions, women can be more prepared when it comes to gynecological health, and they will be more inclined to see the doctor and check their health.