Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC
OBGYNs & Certified Nurse Midwives located in Hastings, NE & Grand Island, NE
Pelvic pain has numerous causes, from endometriosis and fibroids to pelvic organ prolapse and urinary tract infections (UTIs). If you're experiencing pelvic pain, the experienced team at Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, in Hastings and Grand Island, Nebraska, can help. They have considerable expertise in identifying the causes of pelvic pain and finding effective solutions for conditions. Find out how they can help relieve your pain by calling Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, or book an appointment online.
Pelvic Pain Q & A
What is pelvic pain?
Pelvic pain refers to discomfort you feel in the lower part of your abdomen and pelvis. It's a symptom of a variety of conditions, including musculoskeletal, urinary tract, gastrointestinal, and gynecological disorders.
The pain could be dull and throbbing or sharp and stabbing. It might be constant or come and go, or you may only get it at certain times, such as a specific stage of your menstrual cycle. The pain could range from mild to severe and might fluctuate in intensity.
What might be causing my pelvic pain?
Pelvic pain could be due to a condition like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or injuries like strained muscles and connective tissues in your abdomen. The Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, team specializes in diagnosing and treating gynecological and urinary causes of pelvic pain, such as:
- Dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain)
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome)
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Mittelschmerz (painful ovulation)
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Uterine fibroids
- Ovarian cancer
- Ovarian cysts
If you get pelvic pain during your pregnancy, it doesn't necessarily mean there's anything wrong. However, you should visit Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, for immediate attention, in case it means the fetus is in distress.
How is pelvic pain diagnosed?
At the start of the diagnostic process, your provider at Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, looks over your medical history, discusses your symptoms and what's going on in your life that could be affecting your health, then carries out a physical exam.
They check all your vital signs, such as heart rate and blood pressure, and examine your vagina and cervix to look for any abnormalities present. Depending on what they find during your consultation, you may need to undergo additional tests. Possibilities include:
- Blood tests
- Ultrasound scan
- CT or MRI scan
The treatment you require for your pelvic pain depends on the diagnosis. Medications like painkillers and anti-inflammatories are options for relieving pelvic pain, while some patients might need to undergo minimally invasive surgery to address problems like endometriosis and uterine fibroids.
To find the cause of your pelvic pain and get the relief you need, call Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, today, or book an appointment online.
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