Pelvic Pain Q & A

Why do I have pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain could be a sign that something is wrong with your reproductive organs. However, pelvic discomfort could also come from connective tissue injuries, urinary tract issues, or other abnormalities. Some of the most common causes of pelvic pain in women include:

  • Urinary tract infection (UTI) or bladder infection
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Pelvic floor muscle spasms
  • Uterine fibroids or polyps
  • Ovulation (mittelschmerz)
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Endometriosis

You can even suffer from pelvic pain if you’re experiencing pregnancy complications, such as an ectopic pregnancy, where the embryo becomes implanted outside of your uterus.

When should I see a doctor for pelvic pain?

You’ve probably experienced menstrual cramps during your period. But those cramps shouldn’t be so severe that they keep you curled up in bed missing work or activities you enjoy. If you have seriously painful periods, contact Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology for an evaluation.

It’s also important to schedule an exam if your pelvic pain is:

  • Worsening or not improving after several days
  • Associated with abnormal or heavy bleeding
  • Sudden and severe

Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology offers on-site ultrasound imaging services, so your dedicated OB/GYN can diagnose you quickly and discuss your treatment solutions. The team is dedicated to keeping you involved in every step of your health care and helping you make informed decisions regarding your treatment.

How is pelvic pain treated?

Your pelvic pain treatment plan from Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology is centered on your diagnosis and the severity of your symptoms. Pelvic pain treatments can include:

  • Hormonal medications, such as birth control pills
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Pelvic floor strengthening exercises (Kegels)
  • Antibiotic medications

If you have abnormal tissue growths, or other concerning issues that aren’t treatable through conservative measures, your dedicated OB/GYN could recommend surgery.

The team of board-certified physicians at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology provides several in-office and minimally invasive procedures, so you can expect the treatment you need, without invasive surgery.

You can get relief from pelvic pain by seeking treatment at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology. Book your pelvic pain examination online or over the phone today.