Pelvic pain is a term often used to describe discomfort that occurs in the reproductive organs of women. This type of pain can be a symptom of serious complications that affect different parts of the reproductive system, such as the cervix, vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. At our clinic, we have a team of caring and knowledgeable women's health professionals who specialize in addressing concerns related to pelvic pain. Our goal is to help women in our community receive the support and care they need to manage their symptoms and achieve optimal health.
What Could Be Causing My Pelvic Pain?
Pelvic pain can stem from a variety of factors, such as problems with the urinary system, digestive tract, and reproductive organs. In some cases, ligaments and muscles may also contribute to chronic pelvic pain. Common causes of pelvic pain that involve the female reproductive system include:
- Ovarian Cysts
- PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease)
- Uterine Fibroids
- Menstrual Cramps
How Will My Physician Determine The Cause Of My Pelvic Pain?
Determining the underlying cause of pelvic pain can be a challenging task due to the numerous potential causes. The diagnostic process typically begins by examining the patient's medical history and assessing the particular constellation of symptoms. Various physical examinations and tests may be employed to help identify the specific cause of the pelvic pain. Among these tools are:
- X-Rays of the Pelvis and Abdomen
- Vaginal Cultures for STI
- Urine and Blood tests
- Stool Tests
- CT Scans
- Colonoscopies or Sigmoidoscopies
- Pregnancy Tests
- Diagnostic Laparoscopy
What Treatments Are There For Pelvic Pain?
Similar to the diagnostic process, the treatment of pelvic pain largely depends on the underlying cause. While some cases may be effectively managed with over-the-counter medications, others may require more intensive treatment options. Once the specific source of the pelvic pain has been identified through collaboration with your healthcare practitioner, you can work together to develop a tailored treatment plan that is both effective and suitable for your unique needs, lifestyle, and resources.