Treatment for Pelvic Pain in Garden City, New York
Comprehensive Testing for Pelvic Pain at Mesbah OB/GYN
Pelvic pain is an extremely common symptom, especially in women. Discomfort within the lower abdomen and pelvic region could be a result of an abnormality or illness relating to a variety of key bodily systems and functions. Most often, this type of pain is typically related to the reproductive system, digestive, urinary system, or the musculoskeletal system.
Although pelvic pain is common, it is still important to discuss your symptoms with your gynecologist. In most cases the cause of pelvic pain is not serious but there are times where it can be the sign of a serious underlying condition. The board-certified gynecologists at Mesbah OB/GYN provide comprehensive testing and treatment options for pelvic pain at our office in Garden City, New York. Our office is conveniently located near Hofstra University and Nassau Community College. Learn more about pelvic pain and schedule your appointment with Mesbah OB/GYN today.
What Activities May Worsen Pelvic Pain?
Generally, pelvic pain is described to either be a dull yet constant pain, or a sudden, sharp pain. If the pain is consistently present over a long period of time, it is classified as chronic pelvic pain. If the opposite is true, then the patient is likely to suffer from acute pelvic pain.
Most individuals will notice that their pelvic pain becomes more intense as they engage in certain activities. For example, if the source of your pelvic pain is your digestive system, then you may experience more pain after consuming certain foods or drinks. It is also common for pelvic pain to worsen during sexual intercourse or while urinating.
Potential Causes of Pelvic Pain
The reproductive system is a common culprit to pelvic pain, particularly for women. Conditions that can trigger pelvic pain include, but are not limited to:
- Menstrual cramping
- Uterine fibroids
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Pregnancy complications
- Ovarian disorders such as potentially cancerous cysts
- Pelvic congestion syndrome
Those with pelvic pain related to their digestive functions can usually link painful symptoms to one of the following conditions:
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Crohn’s disease
- An intestinal obstruction
- Inguinal hernia (more likely to occur in men)
- Ulcerative colitis
- Colon cancer
Another likely source to pelvic pain, a person’s urinary system can encounter several different conditions or abnormalities, such as:
- Urinary tract infection
- Interstitial cystitis
- Kidney stones
It is also possible for pelvic pain to be a result of a deformity or injury to muscles, tendons, or ligaments located around the pelvis. This can often be a result of situations like:
- Levator syndrome (recurring spasms of the levator ani muscle)
- Loss of control or strength in the pelvic floor muscles
Schedule Your Appointment at Mesbah OB-GYN
Although any general discomfort of the pelvis can be described as pelvic pain, it is especially important to seek treatment from Mesbah OB-GYN if your pain begins to worsen or become severe. Please call (516) 794-1500 today to schedule an appointment!