Many women experience pelvic pain. Though it’s a common symptom, it’s important to discuss your pelvic pain with your gynecologist. At Mesbah OB/GYN in Garden City, New York, the women’s health experts provide comprehensive exams to find the underlying cause of your pelvic pain, so you get the proper care. Call the office or schedule your pelvic pain evaluation online today.
Pelvic pain refers to any discomfort you feel in the lower abdominal area. You may feel a dull and achy sensation or sharp and severe pain. The pain may develop quickly and resolve on its own. Or, your pain may recur regularly around the same time every month or be constant.
Recurring or ongoing pelvic pain that lasts six or more months is termed chronic pelvic pain.
Pelvic pain is common in women. Though most cases aren’t serious, the Mesbah OB/GYN team recommends scheduling a consultation to make sure your discomfort isn’t a symptom of a more concerning health issue.
You can develop pelvic pain from many causes, including conditions involving your reproductive, digestive, urinary, or musculoskeletal system.
Common causes of pelvic pain include:
The type of pain you feel may help your Mesbah OB/GYN provider determine the underlying cause. For example, cramping pain may occur from a spasm in your intestine or ureter. Slow, developing pain may indicate inflammation.
When you visit Mesbah OB/GYN for a pelvic pain evaluation, you can expect a patient-centered exam. The team aims to find the underlying cause of your discomfort so they can create the most effective treatment plan.
Your provider asks detailed questions about your pain, including type, location, severity, and frequency. They also review your menstrual cycle and medical history. Your provider performs a physical and pelvic exam and may run diagnostic tests, such as:
Mesbah OB/GYN is a state-of-the-art practice and provides many on-site services.
Treatment options for pelvic pain vary and depend on what’s causing your symptoms. The Mesbah OB/GYN team customizes your treatment plan based on their findings following your evaluation.
Initial treatment may include hormonal birth control, pain-relieving medication, and lifestyle changes.
When necessary, the team may recommend surgery to address the root cause of your pelvic pain. They use minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery, when performing gynecological surgery to reduce trauma, postsurgical pain, and recovery time.
Don’t ignore your pelvic pain. Call Mesbah OB/GYN, or schedule an appointment online today.