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:
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:
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.