Pelvic Pain

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Pelvic pain can quickly develop and subside without need for treatment or it can last for months.

Causes include:
  • Ovulation
  • Disorders of the urinary tract, bowel or nervous, musculoskeletal or reproductive systems
  • Endometriosis – tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease – an infection of a woman’s reproductive organs
  • Pain following surgery
  • Adenomyosis – endometrial tissue in or growing into the uterine wall

Diagnosing Pelvic Pain

Tests might include:
  • A pelvic exam
  • Lab tests
  • Imaging tests
    • Ultrasound
    • X-rays
    • Computerized tomography (CT scans)
    • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Pelvic Pain Treatments 

  • Birth control pills
  • Medications
  • Surgery – implantable pain control devices
  • Pelvic floor physical therapy and biofeedback
  • Pain management – While many chronic pain conditions cannot be cured, the pain can often be managed. Our goal is to help you manage chronic pain successfully. Pain management can take many forms, with the best outcomes generally seen with a multimodal approach.
    • Meditation
    • Massage
    • Psychological therapy
  • Nerve blocks
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy

No one approach works for all patients, and our physicians and care team will design an approach customized for you. 

These issues can be embarrassing but can be resolved. Your first step is to talk with one of our specialists. 

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