Lower abdominal pain in women is common and there could be a number of causes from endometriosis to benign cysts. To kick off our new Ask The Gynaecologist weekly video series, consultant gynaecologist Dr Larisa Corda shares 13 possible causes.
Lower abdominal or pelvic pain is common and can be caused by a variety of conditions and diseases, from endometriosis or fibroids to urinary tract infections (UTIs) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
It can broadly be categorised into two groups: acute or sudden onset pain, and chronic or longer standing pain. The pain may be intermittent or constant and can be associated with other symptoms, such as abnormal vaginal bleeding, lower back pain, and vaginal discharge.