Chronic pelvic pain can make it difficult for you to function in your daily life. Many conditions can cause persistent pelvic pain, and you need an accurate diagnosis to protect your reproductive health. At Boro Park OB/GYN in Brooklyn, New York, the experienced doctors and midwives offer comprehensive diagnostic services to identify what is causing your pain. They also provide innovative treatments to help alleviate chronic pain and help you get back to your routine. Learn more about pelvic pain treatment options by calling the office or booking an appointment online.
Pelvic pain affects the lower abdomen and can be a chronic condition or occur occasionally. The pain you feel may be a persistent sharp or stabbing pain in a specific region of your pelvis or a dull ache that you feel throughout your abdomen. Chronic pelvic pain may be your diagnosis if you experience it frequently for at least six consecutive months.
In some cases, the severity of your pelvic pain can limit your ability to do your job or participate in your normal activities.
Pelvic pain may be the result of your menstrual period or only occur during sexual intercourse. Pain may also indicate there is an infection, disease, or disorder of your uterus, cervix, vagina, ovaries, or fallopian tubes.
Common conditions that may cause pelvic pain include:
Pelvic pain can also result from other medical conditions, and your Boro Park OB/GYN physician discusses your previous medical history, sexual activity, and your symptoms to determine what may be causing your pelvic pain.
Your doctor may initially perform a pelvic exam to identify abnormalities in your reproductive organs. They may also request blood work or a urine sample to diagnose your pelvic pain.
If these tests don’t provide a diagnosis, additional testing may be necessary. Your doctor may use a sonogram to get a closer look at your reproductive organs and identify abnormalities, such as fibroids or tumors, causing your pelvic pain.
Your doctor may recommend a prescription or over-the-counter medications to alleviate pelvic pain and inflammation. If the cause of your pain is a bacterial infection, you may receive a prescription for antibiotics. In some cases, hormone therapy may prevent pelvic pain during your menstrual cycle.
To treat pelvic pain due to endometriosis or fibroids, your doctor may suggest minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery to remove excess tissue growth.
For more serious conditions of the reproductive system, your doctor may recommend a full or partial hysterectomy to address pelvic pain due to medical complications in the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or uterus.