Pelvic pain is a matter of severe distress for both men and women. However, in this case, we will be catering to the cause of sharp stabbing pain in the pelvic or groin area of a female. While it is commonly associated with the reproductive system, there are other reasons why it hurts so much in the pelvis.
Common Reasons for Pelvic Pain in Women
- Ovulation Phase
Ovulation is a stage of a woman’s menstrual cycle. It is when a mature egg releases from the fallopian tubes for fertilization; this may sometimes cause pain, a concept known as mittelschmerz. The growing follicle housing the egg in females can cause sharp, stabbing pain on one side of the pelvis, lasting for minutes, hours, or even days.
- Cysts in the Ovaries
Cysts or fluid-filled sacs form on the surface or inner part of the ovaries. Ovarian cysts send sharp pains in the lower abdomen of women. Long with that, bloating, nausea, vomiting, and pain during intercourse are common.
Gestation or pregnancy is a blessed time for any female, but it may accompany sharp, sudden zaps of pain in the pelvic area. During this time, the uterus stretches, and organs shift to accommodate the growing fetus – resulting in mild pain and discomfort.
- Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
UTIs are common and affect parts of the urinary system, like the kidneys, bladder, and ureters. Bacterial, fungal, or viral agents can cause UTIs, which, if left untreated, lead to severe complications, one of such include stabbing or sharp pains in the lower pelvis, burning while urinating, urges to urinate, etc.
Endometriosis is when the tissue, like the inner lining of the uterus, multiplies outside the uterine cavity. Factors like abnormal menstrual cycles, low body mass, and reproductive tract disorders increase the risk of developing endometriosis.
- Pelvic Abscess
A pelvic abscess is mainly a painful, pus-filled pocket of inflamed tissue well within the insides of the pelvic region. Such abscesses may develop in individuals who have underlying gastrointestinal conditions.When the abscess grows large enough to press against the sensitive nerves in the pelvic area, it causes stabbing pain. Additional symptoms may include fever, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and general malaise.
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