Definition of Pelvis:

The lower part of the abdomen between the hip bones.  Organs in a woman's pelvis include the uterus, vagina, ovaries, fallopian tubes, bladder and rectum.

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Topics Related to Pelvis


...the condition
“...Patients who do have symptoms usually experience uterine enlargement, pelvic pain, abnormal uterine bleeding and heavy menstrual bleeding...”


...the condition
“...Diagnosis begins with a gynecologist evaluating a patient's medical history and a complete physical examination including a pelvic examination...”
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Ankylosing Spondylitis

...the condition
“...Doctors usually base their diagnosis on symptoms and X-rays showing inflammation of the sacroiliac joints at the back of the pelvis.  If symptoms or X-rays suggest ankylosing spondylitis but the diagnosis is uncertain, your doctor may perform a blood test to check for the HLA-B27 gene...”

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

...related topic
“...BPH is common in men over fifty and can be the result either of diminished production of complete testosterone or poor pelvic circulation...”

Biofeedback a treatment
“...Biofeedback can help you re-educate and strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, particularly if your muscles are weak and you don't know how to produce a contraction...”

Bone Cancer

...the condition
“...Ewing's Sarcoma – Ewing's sarcoma begins in immature nerve tissue in the bone marrow of the body's large bones: the pelvis, upper legs, ribs and arms, and can spread to other parts of the body at an early stage...”

Bone Marrow

...related topic
“The soft inner part of the bones – including the skull, ribs, pelvis, and spine – where new blood cells are made...”

Chinese Skullcap a treatment
“...It has been used as a sedative, to stimulate blood flow in the pelvic region, and to stimulate menstrual flow...”

Cold Applications (Cryotherapy) a treatment
“...Cryotherapy is contraindicated when the following are conditions are present ... Pelvic inflammation...”


...the condition
“...Patients may become wheelchair bound or bedridden because of weakness of pelvic and shoulder girdle muscle groups...”

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

...related topic
“...The following conditions should be ruled out in order to diagnose DUB: endometrial polyps, uterine fibroids, adenomyosis, endometrial or cervical cancer, pelvic infection including endometritis (infection of the lining of the uterus), endometriosis, polycystic ovarian disease, ovarian cyst or tumor, thyroid dysfunction or blood clotting abnormalities...”

Ectopic Pregnancy

...the condition
“...Aside from those mentioned below, other symptoms of ectopic pregnancy include: urinary symptoms; passage of tissue through the vagina; rectal pain or pressure during defecation; pelvic or abdominal tenderness; adnexal tenderness; enlarged uterus; rebound tenderness; cervical tenderness; pallor; abdominal distension; tachycardia and/or hypotension (related to hypovolemia)...”


...the condition
“...In addition, depending on the location of the growths, interference with the bowel, bladder, intestines and other areas of the pelvic cavity can occur...”
...related topic
“...Symptoms typically occur in a cyclic fashion with menstrual periods, the most common being pelvic pain and cramping before and during periods; pain during intercourse; inability to conceive; fatigue; painful urination during periods; gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation...”

Enlarged Lymph Nodes

...the condition
“...There are also lymph nodes that cannot be felt, in the abdomen, pelvis and chest...”

False Unicorn a treatment
“...Considered a uterine tonic, it is often used for painful menstruation, pelvic fullness, and excessive menstrual bleeding...”

Female-Specific Cancer Screening a treatment
“...A Pap smear only takes a few moments to collect and is a part of a routine pelvic examination...”


...the condition
“...Fibroids are the most frequently diagnosed tumor of the female pelvis and the most common reason for a woman to have a hysterectomy...”

General Cancer Screening a treatment
“A general cancer checkup includes examination of the skin, rectum, pelvic organs and thyroid...”


...related topic
“...If there are symptoms in the female, they include frequent and painful urination, cloudy vaginal discharge, vaginal itching, inflammation of the pelvic area, and abnormal uterine bleeding...”


...related topic
“...It most often develops in the legs, pelvis, and retroperitoneum (the back of the abdominal cavity)...”

Herpes Simplex Type II

...the condition
“...Generally, herpes can show up anywhere in the pelvic area both front and back...”

Hormone Imbalance

...the condition
“...Some of the tests available to females include ... Pelvic and physical examination – the ovaries will be checked for cysts, swelling and tumors...”

Hot Applications (Thermotherapy) a treatment
“...Abdominal pain and pelvic pain.  Researchers have found that externally applied heat such as hot-water bottles can relieve even deep internal pain for up to an hour by blocking pain receptors...”

Hydrotherapy a treatment
“...This form of treatment is recommended for foot and leg cramps, sore throat, cold, flu, nausea, insomnia, and chest or pelvic congestion...”

Increased Urinary Frequency

...the condition
“...Other risks for incontinence in old age include chronic disease, cognitive impairment, medications, smoking, pelvic muscle weakness, low fluid intake and environment.”

Interstitial Cystitis

...the condition
“...Approximately 5 to 9 times as many women than men are affected, and approximately one third of women who suffer chronic pelvic pain are found to have interstitial cystitis...”
...related topic
“...Symptoms include an urgent need to urinate, both daytime and nighttime; pressure, pain and tenderness around the bladder, pelvis and perineum (the area between the anus and vagina or the anus and scrotum) which may increase as the bladder fills and decrease as it empties during urination; a bladder that won't hold as...”

IUD Complications

...the condition
“...There is a small risk of an infection of the uterus (pelvic infection)...”

Kidney Cancer

...the condition
“...There is strong evidence that cigarette, pipe, and cigar smoking doubles a person's risk for developing RCC and puts them at 4 times the risk of developing cancer of the renal pelvis.  Researchers estimate that 25% to 30% of all renal cell cancers are directly attributable to smoking...”
...recommendation Tobacco Avoidance
“Not smoking is the most effective way to prevent kidney cancer and it is estimated that the elimination of smoking would reduce the rate of renal pelvis cancer by one-half and the rate of renal cell carcinoma by one-third.”


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“...This procedure allows the doctor to view the internal abdominal and pelvic organs on a computer screen, as well as take specimens for cultures or microscopic studies.”
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Low Back Pain

...relationship to Ankylosing Spondylitis
“The inflammation occurring in cases of ankylosing spondylitis usually starts around the sacroiliac joints i.e. the areas where the lower spine is joined to the pelvis.  The pain is worse during periods of rest or inactivity, often awakening patients in the middle of the night...”

Neck Arthritis

...the condition
“...Your spine, or backbone, consists of the column of 33 bones and tissue that extends from your skull down to your pelvis.  Providing the support of your head and body, your backbone encloses and protects a cylinder of nerve tissues, called the spinal cord...”


...the condition
“...In children, the ends of the long bones in the arms and legs are usually involved; in adults it is more often the spine, feet or pelvis.  Osteomyelitis is usually caused when bacteria from an existing infection travel through the bloodstream into the bone, causing further infection there...”

Ovarian Cysts

...the condition
“...A dull constant ache on either or both sides of the pelvis.  Pain during intercourse...”
...our question about Abdominal pain above the right hip
“The most common symptom of ovarian cyst is pain in the lower right or left side of the pelvis, right where the ovaries are...”
...recommendation Hydrotherapy
“...It increases circulation in the pelvic area which in turn promotes healing and reduces pain during the treatment of ovarian cysts.”

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

...the condition
“...Untreated, PID causes scarring and can lead to infertility, tubal pregnancy, chronic pelvic pain, and other serious consequences...”
...recommendation Hydrotherapy
“Sitz baths can powerfully affect the organs of the lower abdomen and pelvis.”

Prostate Cancer

...the condition
“...These scans usually look for the spread of cancer to lymph nodes in the pelvis.  This helps the doctor to decide how far the cancer has spread (if at all), and therefore the best course of treatment...”


...the condition
“...Patients with prostatodynia have pain in the pelvis or in the perineum...”


...related topic
“Inflammation of the renal pelvis.  Pyelitis: An inflammation of the kidney pelvis, the interface between the urine-secreting inner surface of the kidney and the muscular ureter that drains into the bladder...”


...related topic
“...Much of their function relates to the sciatic nerve, and they bring information in from the skin sensory zones (dermatomes) of the heel, back of the legs, buttocks, and the pelvic floor.”


...related topic
“...Although tumors can cause the problem, far and away the most common causes are a lower back subluxation (responding to adjustment) or pelvic congestion and edema (responding to laxatives, exercise, and decreasing portal vein and lymphatic congestion).”


...the condition
“...Common causes include ... Pelvic injury or fracture...”

See Infectious Disease Specialist a treatment
“...diseases specialist are not confined to a single organ system or cause; they include expertise in infections of any type (such as sinuses, heart, brain, lungs, urinary tract, bowel, bones or pelvic organs) and any cause (bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic)...”

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

...the condition
“...For example, tumors found in the following areas of the body may develop these symptoms ... Uterus – bleeding from the vagina and pain in the pelvis or lower abdomen...”

STD Gonorrhea

...the condition
“...PID can lead to internal abscesses (pus pockets that are hard to cure), long-lasting pelvic pain, and infertility...”

Susceptibility To Miscarriages

...the condition
“...Possible complications from spontaneous abortion include infected pregnancy tissue, which could lead to pelvic abscess, septic shock, or even death...”

TMJ Problems

...the condition
“...The TMJ Association lists these symptoms because TMJ implant patients frequently report them ... chronic respiratory, urinary tract, pelvic, or gastrointestinal infections...”

Urinalysis a treatment
“...Transitional epithelial cells from the renal pelvis, ureter, or bladder have more regular cell borders, larger nuclei, and smaller overall size than squamous epithelium...”

Urinary Retention

...the condition
“...(In women) Prolapse Anterior Prolapse; Posterior Prolapse; Uterine Prolapse; Pelvic Mass Gynecological Cancer: Cervical, Ovarian, Uterine, Endometrial, Vulvar, or Vaginal; Uterine Fibroids; Ovarian Cysts; Vaginal inflammation due to bacterial or yeast infection, vaginal...”

Urinary Stress/Urge Incontinence

...relationship to Estrogens Low
“The cause of urinary stress incontinence in women is usually pelvic relaxation resulting from childbirth and the aging process...”

Uterine Fibroids

...related topic
“...Some women never have symptoms, the most common of which are: heavy or prolonged menstrual periods; abnormal bleeding between menstrual periods; pelvic pain; frequent urination; low back pain; pain during intercourse; a firm mass, often located near the middle of the pelvis, which can be felt by a physician.”

Uterine Prolapse

...related topic
“A condition in which the uterus protrudes into (or out of) the vagina due to inadequate or weakened support by the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments...”

Vaginal Depletion Pack a treatment
“...effects make vaginal depletion packs effective in the treatment of such conditions as cervical erosions, acute and chronic cervicitis, abnormal Papanicolaou (Pap) smears and conditions of pelvic congestion...”

Vaginal Dryness

...the condition
“...A pelvic examination is commonly performed to rule out other conditions such as infection that might cause similar symptoms...”

Vaginitis/Vaginal Infection

...the condition
“...Researchers are investigating the role of bacterial vaginosis in pelvic infections that result in infertility and tubal (ectopic) pregnancy...”
...recommendation Hydrotherapy
“Sitz baths can powerfully affect the organs of the lower abdomen and pelvis.”

Vitamin D Requirement

...the condition
“Deficiency of vitamin D can over a period of months cause rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults – a skeletal demineralization especially in the spine, pelvis, and lower extremities...”

Vulvodynia / Vestibulitis

...recommendation Visualization/Relaxation Techniques
“Biofeedback and pelvic muscle exercises involving relaxation and muscle strengthening may be helpful.”
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