Pelvic pain that spreads through your lower abdomen could have a number of different causes, many of which could be gynecological. The team of experts at West Kendall OBGYN, serving Doral and the Kendall and West Kendall areas of Miami, can help by diagnosing the cause of your pelvic pain and providing the most effective treatments, relieving your pain and restoring your quality of life. Call West Kendall OBGYN today to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online.
Pelvic Pain Q&A
What is Pelvic Pain?
Pelvic pain is a symptom that a variety of different conditions could cause. The term refers to any kind of pain felt in the region that includes the lower part of your abdomen and pelvis, and could be sharp and stabbing or dull and throbbing.
Abdominal pain might be there all the time or come and go, or it might only be there at certain times. You may experience mild pain or sometimes extreme pain, which can develop suddenly.
What are the Causes of Pelvic Pain?
As pelvic pain is a symptom and not a diagnosis, there are numerous potential causes. These might relate to your gynecological system but could also be due to problems with your digestive, urinary, or musculoskeletal systems. Causes of pelvic pain that have a gynecological cause include:
Adenomyosis (a condition affecting the inner lining of the uterus)
Dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain)
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome)
Mittelschmerz (painful ovulation)
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Urinary tract infection (UTI)
Vulvodynia (pain in the vulva)
Pelvic pain during pregnancy needs immediate attention, in case it’s a sign that the fetus is in distress. If you’re pregnant and you feel pelvic pain at any stage, talk to the medical team at West Kendall OBGYN.
How is Pelvic Pain Diagnosed and Treated?
Diagnosing pelvic pain starts with your West Kendall OBGYN gynecologist looking at your medical history and discussing your symptoms, then carrying out a physical exam. Your provider checks all your vital signs like heart rate and blood pressure and examines your vagina and cervix for any indications of why you have pelvic pain.
Depending on your symptoms, history, and what your gynecologist finds during the exam, you may have to undergo additional tests, such as:
Treatment options for pelvic pain are dependant on the diagnosis. Treatments such as pain-killing and anti-inflammatory medication are options for most causes of pelvic pain, so your gynecologist may give you a prescription to help ease your pain while you wait for any test results. As soon as the results are in, your provider can go over them with you and discuss the treatments that are available.
Pelvic pain is a misery whatever the cause, but with expert diagnosis and access to the most advanced and up-to-date treatments at West Kendall OBGYN, relief and resolution of your problem are at hand. Call the clinic today to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online.