Pelvic Pain

OB/GYN Specialists

OB/GYNs located in Denton, TX

Pelvic pain can range from mildly annoying to highly disruptive and severe. If you suffer any type of pelvic pain, especially if it’s accompanied by other symptoms such as irregular bleeding, consult the expert OB/GYNs at OB/GYN Specialists located in Denton, Texas. They evaluate your pain and help diagnose and treat it, so you can feel better all day long. Call the office, or book an appointment online to have your pelvic pain resolved.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

OB/GYN Specialists

When should I be concerned about pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain describes discomfort in your lower part of your belly and pelvis. It may indicate problems in your reproductive or urinary systems. Be concerned if the pain is dull or sharp and even if it comes and goes. It may radiate to your lower back, buttocks, or thighs.

Even if you only notice pain during intercourse or while urinating, it’s important to have it evaluated. Pelvic pain may also be accompanied by symptoms including:

  • Worsening menstrual cramps
  • Vaginal bleeding or spotting
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Bloating and gas
  • Fever

If you have these symptoms, it’s imperative to see the team at OB/GYN Specialists for evaluation.

What causes pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain can result from a variety of diseases or conditions, most of which can be successfully treated so you can get relief. These include:

  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Endometriosis
  • Menstrual cramps or ovulation pain
  • Miscarriage
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Infections of the urinary tract
  • Uterine fibroids

You may also have pelvic pain because of uterine or ovarian cancer.

How is the cause of pelvic pain diagnosed?

Once the doctors at OB/GYN Specialists review your symptoms and medical history, they will perform a pelvic exam to help determine what’s causing your pelvic pain. They may also order blood and urine tests and possibly check for a sexually transmitted infection. Other tests that may be conducted include:

  • Hysteroscopy to examine the uterus
  • Pelvic X-rays or ultrasound
  • CT scans of the uterus and abdomen

These tests can reveal pregnancy, fibroids, endometriosis, or cysts that may be causing your pain.

How is pelvic pain treated?

If you have a condition that can be treated with surgery, such as fibroids or cysts, the doctors at OB/GYN Specialists recommend minimally invasive surgery to remove the abnormalities causing your pain.

Hormone treatment can also alleviate pain associated with heavy menstrual bleeding and cramping, often caused by endometriosis or fibroids. Birth control pills are an example of this treatment.

If you have chronic pelvic pain that can’t be attributed to a cause, you may be a candidate for trigger point injections. These injections commonly treat other pain conditions but also can improve symptoms in women with chronic pelvic pain.

To have your pelvic pain evaluated and treated, call OB/GYN Specialists, or book an appointment using the online tool.