We women sometimes grow accustomed to a low level of discomfort each month, often prior to or during menstruation, and we delay seeking help. But chronic or recurring pain should never be ignored. It's important to visit your doctor any time you feel pelvic pain that's at all out of the ordinary for you. It could be an easily treatable problem, or could be a more serious condition that's best caught early.
The following pages describe the most common causes of women's pelvic pain: the symptoms, how they are diagnosed and treated, and stories from women who've had each condition.