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How can you tell if irritable bowel syndrome is causing chronic pelvic pain?

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Chronic pelvic pain sometimes isn't only due to problems with reproductive organs or the urinary tract; other organs in the pelvic area, if "diseased," can present as pelvic pain. Irritable bowel syndrome, an intestinal condition that often causes pain, may be the cause. Symptoms you may have:

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Incontinence
  • Flatulence
  • Bloating
  • Pain relieved by a bowel movement
Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 03, 2017
Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 03, 2017

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