Tracing my pain

You can get closer to the cause of your problem, by locating your pain or discomfort. It might not be an easy puzzle to find. It is always your doctor’s job to find a diagnosis.

For you to prepare for your meeting with the doctor, we have made this section.

It is not uncommon to have more than one nuisance in the pelvic region. For example, a pain condition can trigger tension in the pelvic floor muscles. Those tense muscles can cause constipation. It is a domino effect.

To help you get the right diagnosis from your doctor, we have listed typical correlations between locations of pain and their causes.

The following is not a complete list, and may not be used for self-diagnosing. It is your doctor who gives you a diagnosis as well as a treatment plan. 

First, try to answer these questions:

  • What triggers your pain?
  • Where is it located?
  • Does your pain only occur when there is contact?
  • Does your pain happen spontaneously or is it all the time?
  • What kind of pain do you have? Does it sting, itch or burn?

In the Vulva area

Problems, which occur in skin or tissue outside the vagina.

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