What is pelvic or abdominal pain in girls?

Also known as: Abdominal pain, menstrual pain.

Pain below the umbilicus, in the lower part of the abdomen and between the hip bones is referred to as pelvic pain. It's common in young girls, can be acute or chronic and can arise from problems or irregularities with the reproductive system/menstrual cycle (gynecological), or non-gynecological disorders.

Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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