See a doctor to diagnose your discomfort.

If you start to feel pain in the lower part of your abdomen and pelvis, and it hurts to pee or have sex, you could have an underlying medical issue. A wide range of conditions can cause vaginal and pelvic pain, so it's important to get checked out if you suffer from discomfort that doesn’t seem to go away. Unless treated, these conditions can worsen and become debilitating.

Though you'll need to see a doctor to get to the root of your specific problem, here are some common causes of pelvic pain you should keep in mind:

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