Don’t let pelvic pain affect your quality of life.
Please let your Women’s Care doctor know if you suffer from pelvic pain. Don’t suffer in silence; please let us help you diagnose this pain and proevent it from slowing down your life.
Causes of pelvic pain are numerous. Your Women’s Care doctor can talk to you about infectious causes, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, dysmenorrhea, musculoskeletal problems and other potential sources of pelvic pain. Evaluation can include a thorough examination and an ultrasound. Testing for infectious causes may also be recommended, and your physician can help you determine the proper course of treatment for your diagnosis. Please refer to the above causes to consider the specifics of treatment.
Learn more about chronic pelvic pain.
Endometriosis is a condition where the glandular tissue lining the inside of your uterus is located in other places throughout the pelvis and, in some cases, other organs such as the bladder and intestines. The severity of endometriosis is variable, and the disease usually presents with pelvic pain. It is diagnosed by laparoscopy, although ultrasound can sometimes aid in the diagnosis. Evaluation for endometriosis includes a thorough examination and ultrasound. Possible evaluation and treatment can include laparoscopy (or surgery).
Treatment may include medical therapies including hormonal support with birth control pills, Lupron, Mirena IUD or other medications as determined by your Women’s Care doctor. Surgical treatment can include laparoscopic ablation or excision of endometriosis, or if symptoms are severe and refractory, a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus).
You shouldn’t have to suffer from endometriosis. There are treatments available, and your Women’s Care physician is an expert at diagnosing and treating endometriosis.
Learn more about endometriosis.