There are several disorders of the female body that can cause pain in the pelvic area. Normally, in addition, this pain increases the days that we are in the menstrual phase of our cycle.
Causes of pain in the pelvic area during menstruation
- Endometriosis: It occurs when the endometrium is located outside its original place, the uterus, and is usually implanted in the ovary or fallopian tubes. It is detected because pain begins in the pelvic part before the arrival of menstruation. Said pain lasts throughout the phase and is accompanied by very profuse bleeding.
- Chronic Salpingitis: This is chronic inflammation of the fallopian tubes. The pain caused by this condition is greater on menstruation days and also when having sex.
- Pelvic pain syndrome: Many women suffer severe pain in the lower abdomen a week before the arrival of the period, in addition to other symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome such as headache, vomiting, swelling. This may be due to increased blood in the uterus the days before the menstrual phase.
- Mittelschmerz: This is the type of pelvic pain that occurs in the middle of the menstrual cycle, in the ovulation phase, when the eggs are released from the ovaries. This process can cause very sharp and intense pain on one of the two sides of the abdomen, being able to change sides every month.