Female pelvic pain is pain in the abdomen below the belly button. It can be caused by a variety of conditions, some acute (short-term) and some chronic. Pain in this area may be due to a problem with the reproductive organs or urinary system, or it may be musculo-skeletal. You should see a doctor if your pain is new, is strong enough to disrupt your daily activities, or has been worsening over time. Severe pelvic pain that comes on suddenly could be a medical emergency– get it checked out right away.