Pelvic Pain

Pelvic Pain

Pelvic Pain 

What causes pelvic pain? 

Pelvic pain has many potential causes. It’s often challenging to diagnose the cause  of pelvic pain because you may have multiple conditions that contribute to your  discomfort. Additionally, the intensity of your pain may not represent the severity  of your problem. Pelvic pain also frequently presents as menstrual cramps, which  you might dismiss. 

Some of the common causes of pelvic pain include: 

  • Adhesions and scar tissue 
  • Endometriosis 
  • Fibroids 
  • Interstitial cystitis 
  • STDs 
  • Pelvic floor disorder 
  • Vulvodynia 

You may also have pelvic pain from a digestive disorder such as irritable bowel  syndrome. 

When should I talk to a doctor about pelvic pain? 

You should never ignore pain. While women can expect a little discomfort around  their menstrual periods, menstrual pain shouldn’t get in the way of your regular  activities. Whether you have continuous pelvic pain, intermittent pain, or severe  menstrual cramps, make an appointment at Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and  Gynecology to find out what’s causing your pain. 

How is pelvic pain treated?

Treatment for pelvic pain depends on the root cause, the severity of your  symptoms, and other health factors such as your plans to have children. The  doctors at Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology provide customized  treatment plans to alleviate your pain and heal the underlying condition.  Depending on your needs, your treatment plan may include: 

  • Medication including anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants, and  antibiotics 
  • Oral contraceptives 
  • Hormone therapy 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Myomectomy 
  • Surgery to remove adhesions or endometriosis 
  • Ablation 

In rare cases, your doctor may recommend a hysterectomy to address your pelvic  pain. Your doctor may also recommend lifestyle changes. You may find that  adjusting your diet, physical activity, or posture can reduce your discomfort. 

If you have pelvic pain that’s disrupting your life, call Female Health Associates of  North Texas to schedule an appointment.