Obstetrics & Gynecology & General Surgery located in Las Vegas, NV
Pelvic pain can either be acute or chronic and often signifies an underlying issue in the reproductive organs. Pelvic pain may present during periods of activity, such as during intercourse, or it can occur at rest. If you’re experiencing pelvic pain, it’s important to get help right away. Our experienced providers at WHASN Meadows, with multiple offices in and around Las Vegas, Nevada, can further assess your pelvic pain and help identify a cause. Call today for an appointment or schedule online.
Pelvic Pain Q & A
What causes pelvic pain?
It’s important to identify the cause of pelvic pain to receive the proper treatment. If you are experiencing pelvic pain, your doctor will likely ask you where it is, how long you’ve had it, and if anything makes the pain better or worse. Some potential causes of pelvic pain are:
- Urinary tract infections
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- Spasm of the pelvic muscles
- Broken pelvic bones
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Ovarian cysts
What are symptoms of pelvic pain?
Pelvic pain may be confined to just one area or radiate to other pelvis areas. The pain could be mild or severe. Some common symptoms related to pelvic pain are:
- Menstrual pain
- Vaginal bleeding or discharge
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Bloating or gas
- Painful or difficult urination
- Blood seen with a bowel movement
- Pain during intercourse
- Hip pain
- Groin pain
If you’re experiencing pelvic pain, your doctor will perform a thorough physical exam and possibly a pelvic exam. This involves checking the vagina and surrounding reproductive organs, such as the uterus and ovaries, for any abnormalities. They may collect a vaginal swab to check for STDs, as these are a common cause of pelvic pain. Your doctor may also want to collect blood or urine samples and get an imaging test of the pelvis.
How is pelvic pain treated?
Treatment for pelvic pain depends on the cause, symptoms, and severity of the pelvic pain. Treatment may include medication for infections or physical therapy if the pelvic bones or muscles are involved. In some cases, such as with fibroids or large ovarian cysts, surgery may be necessary.
If you’re experiencing chronic pelvic pain, your doctor can advise you on some treatments. You may also want to see a therapist or counselor if chronic pelvic pain is causing you a lot of emotional stress.
If you have pelvic pain, don’t wait to call for an appointment. Call us today or reach out online to determine the cause of your pelvic pain. Our experienced team will help you go back to living a pain-free life.
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