Pelvic pain can significantly limit your mobility and deter you from performing your tasks effectively. Sometimes the root cause of your pain and discomfort may not be identified, which can be frustrating. Fortunately, Midtown West pelvic pain specialists offer effective treatments that guarantee long-term relief from pelvic pain.
What are the conditions that can cause pelvic pain?
Several factors can cause pelvic pain, and the first step to alleviating the pain is identifying the root cause of your painful symptoms before creating a treatment plan. Pelvic pain can either be acute or chronic depending on the severity of your symptoms and the period you have experienced an ectopic pregnancy. Some of these conditions include:
- Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual periods)
- A pelvic inflammatory disease that occurs due to an infection of your pelvic organs.
- Fibroids, cysts, and tissue scarring
You may also experience pelvic pain due to urinary tract and bowel problems or fibromyalgia, which may cause severe chronic pain syndromes.
What are the steps involved in diagnosing pelvic pain?
To get an accurate diagnosis, the team at Endometriosis Specialist may conduct a comprehensive medical exam to establish the underlying cause of your pain. They may also review your medical history and discuss your systems to get an accurate diagnosis. You may need to undergo lab tests such as urinalysis and blood work or ultrasound and other types of diagnostic imaging. In some cases, they may recommend slightly invasive techniques such as hysteroscopy to get a clear picture of your uterus and fallopian tubes. They may also take biopsies of abnormal tissues for further examination.
What is the meaning of pelvic inflammatory disease?
Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of your reproductive organs, resulting in painful inflammation. The pelvic inflammatory disease often develops due to a sexually transmitted disease that goes untreated for a long time. The sexually transmitted disease advances over time and spreads to the surrounding body tissues causing scar tissue. Research has shown that pelvic inflammatory disease is one of the leading causes of infertility among women of childbearing age. This disease also causes ectopic pregnancies and chronic pelvic pain.
What are the available treatment options for pelvic pain?
Identifying the root cause of pelvic pain can be a long, tedious process, and in some cases, the causative factor may go undetected. After detecting the cause of your discomfort, the caring team at Endometriosis Specialist may design a personalized treatment plan that covers all your needs. Treatment plans for pelvic pain may vary depending on the root cause and the severity of your pain. Some of the treatments include:
- Hormone therapy
- Pain relievers
- Physical therapy
- Robotic surgery or laparoscopic treatments to treat adhesions and fibroids or remove your ovaries (oophorectomy) or uterus (hysterectomy) in cancer cases.
The team recommends invasive techniques only when the conservative treatments fail to improve your condition.
If pelvic pain is limiting your mobility and preventing you from carrying out your day-to-day activities, call Endometriosis Special or make an appointment online to begin your journey to wellness.