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If You Have Pelvic Pain, Here’s What It Could Mean


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Sarah Hwang, MD


While you may assume that all pelvic pain is caused by gynecologic disease, it can be more complex than that and causes vary. “Pain in the pelvis can originate from the urinary tract, reproductive organs, pelvic floor muscles, bones and joints of the pelvis, digestive tract, lower back, or the nervous system,” says Sarah Hwang, MD, director of Women’s Health Rehabilitation at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine.

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