Early Symptoms of Appendicitis
The main early symptom of appendicitis is abdominal pain. The pain is so difficult to pinpoint that when asked to point to the area of the pain, most people indicate the location of the pain with a circular motion of their hand around the central part of their abdomen.
Other common symptoms of appendicitis include
- loss of appetite,
- nausea, and
Facts about pelvic pain
- There are a number of different causes
of pelvic pain. Some are specific to women or men, while others can occur in
- Pelvic pain in pregnancy can be due to
an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, preterm labor, or other conditions.
- Causes of pelvic pain in women and men
can include kidney stones, urinary tract infections, intestinal conditions like
inflammatory bowel disease
and ulcerative colitis) or bowel obstruction, or fracture of the bones of the
- Symptoms of pelvic pain can occur along
with other symptoms, depending upon the exact cause. Associated symptoms can
include low back pain, vaginal or urethral bleeding or discharge, fever, and
pain during sex.
- Endometriosis is a common cause of
pelvic pain in women that can cause heavy menstrual bleeding as well as pain
during or after sex.
- The diagnosis of pelvic pain involves
laboratory studies as well as imaging tests like ultrasound,
X-ray, or MRI.
- Treatment for and the prognosis of
pelvic pain depends upon the exact cause.
What is the pelvis?
Technically, the pelvis refers to the bones of the hip that rest on the legs
and support the spine. It also can refer to the cavity inside these bones, the
lower portion of the trunk of the body.
What is pelvic pain?
Pelvic pain is typically considered to be pain in the lower front of the
abdomen, below the umbilicus (belly button). Pelvic pain sometimes arises due to
problems with the female reproductive organs, but pelvic pain can occur in both
men and women due to other causes.
Pelvic pain can arise due to both acute and chronic problems. Acute pelvic
pain is new pain that you have not experienced before. Chronic pain is pain that
persists over time. In the pelvis, acute pain is more common than chronic pain.
Pelvic pain can have a number of different causes. Some of the most common
causes will be discussed in this article.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/7/2016