Sometime the pain would be so excruciating that I would curse God for making me a woman
Most women experience pain in the lower abdomen (below the belly button) time to time. It may be associated with their periods.
Pain may be severe and steady or it may be intermittent, dull and aching type or may be felt just as a pressure sensation deep within. Some women may have pain during sexual intercourse.
Causes originating from the reproductive system-
Causes originating from the urinary system Bladder inflammations or urinary infections can all lead to symptoms of pelvic pain.
Pregnancy related causes
Work up will depend upon the history, clinical examination etc. Apart from routine lab blood and urine tests, a pelvic ultrasound is of great help. Laparoscopy is considered as the gold standard in identification of the cause of the pain.
Treatment is directed at the identified cause and laparoscopy affords a greater advantage over open surgery because of greater magnification and better identification of pathology.