Pain in a broad area below your abdomen is called pelvic pain. You may have it during your period, during intercourse or bowel movement or whenever you are seated. The pain can be intermittent or steady, severe or a dull ache. It can feel like a pressure deep within your pelvic area.
If the pain is severe enough to disrupt your day, you should see your doctor. Finding the cause of pelvic pain may be difficult. Once the reason for the pain is found, treatment will focus on eliminating the cause. In some situations where an obvious cause is not identified, treatment will focus on managing the pain.