Adolescent Young Adult / Gynecology
Pelvic pain is common in young girls. It can be acute or chronic, and it can arise from a variety of gynecological and non-gynecological conditions.
Certain types of pelvic pain –like menstrual cramps – are very common in adolescent females. Other causes of pelvic pain – like ovarian cyst rupture, torsion of the ovary and fallopian tube – are rare.
Pelvic pain may be mild, moderate, or severe and occur on its own or with other symptoms. Pain may be steady or may come and go. It may be felt as cramps, stabbing or shooting pain, or a dull ache.
If your daughter’s pelvic pain is mild to moderate and fits the typical description of menstrual cramps or ovulation pain, you can likely manage her symptoms at home.
For pelvic pain of unknown origin, or if you daughter’s pain is severe and/or accompanied by other symptoms, she should see her doctor. The doctor will ask about her symptoms and will conduct a physical examination. If needed, her doctor may also perform: