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What is the cause of tightness in the pelvic area ?

I have been having tightness in my pelvic area for the last few days. It doesn t hurt, but is getting rather annoying and a little concerning. I am 27 years old and have never felt this before. It s not cramping, it s a little lower than the abdominal area. I am not sure if it s a sign of my period or pregnancy , or something else entirely. Thank you
Asked On : Fri, 30 Mar 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Pelvic tightness is present during pregnancy as well as before periods, due to increased vascularity of uterus.
If your periods are not yet missed then it may be due to congestion of uterus occurring prior to periods .
But if you want to confirm if it is due pregnancy, you can perform urine pregnancy test at home. The result will be positive only about one week after fertilization and ovulation,when the embryo implants and the placenta attaches to the uterine lining.
The pelvic tightness due to other reason like Pelvic inflammatory disease, infection will have other symptoms - per vaginal discharge, abdominal pain, fever.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma's  Response
To know the cause of tightness, get USG of lower abdomen done. With your question enclose the report of sonography.
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