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Health Tip: Conditions That May Trigger Pelvic Pain in Women

-- Women may have pain in the pelvic region for a number of reasons.

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists offers this list of potential causes:

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease.
  • Pain during menstruation, called dysmenorrhea.
  • Endometriosis, when uterine tissue grows outside the uterus.
  • Non-cancerous fibroids that affect the uterus.
  • Problems with the urinary tract or digestive system.
  • Problems affecting the muscles and bones.
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Posted: December 2010