Symptoms of Complex Abdominal
and Pelvic Pain Syndrome
Abdominal and pelvic pain can have many root causes, each with their own set of symptoms. Often, finding the cause is as much a process of elimination as it is a diagnosis of the actual health problem.
Often, a mild or even intense pain is the first sign of a problem. Since this can also mean an acute abdominal issue, such as appendicitis or endometriosis, it’s important to see a professional as soon as possible. This is especially true for women who historically have higher pelvic pain thresholds to accommodate childbirth.
In many cases, there won’t be a sign of a problem at all until a secondary problem arises, such as when adhesions partially block the intestine, causing cramping.
Other symptoms of Complex Abdominal and Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CAPPS) can include:
• Nausea and vomiting
• Swelling of the abdomen
• Inability to pass gas
• Absent or infrequent bowel movements
• Dehydration, which can be signaled by dry skin, severe thirst, infrequent urination
and a fast heart rate
Because these symptoms can point to many different health problems, the CAPPS experts at the Center for Complex Abdominal and Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CAPPS) at Celebration Health will initially take a lengthy medical history from you, finding out how the pain begins, its location and duration, how long you’ve had the pain, its intensity and any surgeries you’ve had. This will not only help your doctor determine the cause, but rule out other issues that could be causing abdominal and pelvic pain.
If you suffer from pain in the abdominal region or have pelvic pain, you will want to see your doctor. The good news is that you don’t have to live a life of pain. The specialists at the Center for Complex Abdominal and Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CAPPS) at Celebration Health are here to help you work through the pain, manage it effectively and hopefully, eliminate it entirely.