Experiencing pelvic pain is so painful and it can affect your daily routine. Having pelvic pain is an indication that your reproductive organs have a problem. If not treated, it can lead to scarring and fertility problems such as ectopic pregnancies. Fortunately, your Memorial City pelvic pain specialists can help you get relief from your pelvic pain and live a healthy life again.
When you notice the following symptoms, you are advised to visit your doctor for diagnosis and treatment; pain in your lower abdomen, experiencing pain during lovemaking, abnormal vaginal discharge, bloating, intermittent pain, dull aching, fever, and pain while urinating.
Pelvic pain may be caused by fibroids, endometriosis, chronic pelvic inflammatory disease, pelvic congestion syndrome, psychological factors, painful bladder syndrome, ovarian cysts, and menstruation.
Fibroids are tumors found in your uterus. They can be single or multiple; they also vary in size. If they are large, they can cause heavy menstruation, back pain, and bleeding during sexual intercourse. Fibroids can affect pregnancy conception.
Endometriosis is caused by tissue that acts as tissues in your uterus. The tissues grow and start thickening later on. They shed in reaction to your period cycle just like the uterus tissues do. The disease can cause infertility if you do not seek treatment.
Cysts are sacs with fluid or any other substances that grow in your ovaries. They can be of different sizes. Large cysts can cause pain in your pelvis and pressure in your lower abdomen. Although small size cysts can dissipate, large cysts are removed to avoid rupture.
Pelvic inflammatory disease
PID is an infection found in your reproductive organs. The disease is caused by sexually transmitted diseases that stay in your body without treatment. The disease can cause chronic pain in your pelvis.
Menstruation can cause pelvic pain either before you receive or after you receive them. The pain can be accompanied by other symptoms like bloating, joint pain, and headache.
When you visit Memorial Women’s Specialists, your doctor will take you through both your medical and family history to diagnose the root cause of your pelvic pain. Your doctor may recommend you undergo a blood test and urinalysis. Imaging tests can also be used to get detailed images of your pelvis.
Pelvic pain treatment
After your doctor is through with diagnosis and identifying the cause of your pain, treatment will begin. Your doctor can recommend over-the-counter medication to relieve your pain. Your doctor can also prescribe antibiotics if the cause of your pain is a urinary tract infection or if you have a sexually transmitted disease. The antibiotics help clear the infection.
Your doctor may also recommend physical therapy to improve your pelvic pain. To achieve these, your physical therapist will help you with some massage techniques, stretching exercises, and ways of relaxing.
Your doctor may recommend surgery if all other treatments are not working for you, especially if your pain is caused by fibroids, endometriosis, and large ovarian cysts.
Memorial Women’s Specialists can help relieve your pelvic pain. Call or book an appointment online to embark on your journey to healing.