Pelvic pain is common in women. However, if your pain is severe or chronic, it can interfere with your daily life. Judith Ortman-Nabi, MD, and the experienced team at All Care For Women in East Amherst, New York, want you to live your life free of pain, and they specialize in diagnosing and treating pelvic pain. To schedule an appointment with the all-female team, call the office or use the online booking tool today.
Pelvic pain is a general term that refers to any pain you experience between your belly button and groin. The type of pain you feel can range from a mild dull ache to sharp debilitating pain.
Your pain may come and go in tune with your menstrual cycle or may be constant. Pelvic pain that lasts six or more months is considered chronic, even if your pain comes and goes. If you’re suffering from chronic pelvic pain, contact All Care For Women to schedule an evaluation.
You can develop pelvic pain from a number of causes. Common gynecological causes of pelvic pain include:
Your pelvic pain may also develop from conditions not related to your reproductive organs. For example, lower abdominal discomfort may be a sign of a urinary tract infection, kidney stones, or irritable bowel syndrome.
The experts at All Care For Women specialize in women’s health and perform comprehensive evaluations to determine the underlying cause of your pelvic pain.
During your evaluation, your doctor asks detailed questions about your symptoms, medical and gynecological history, family history, medication and supplement use, and general lifestyle habits. Your doctor then performs a physical and pelvic exam.
To confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis for your pelvic pain, your doctor may request various tests like lab work, urinalysis, or an ultrasound. Your doctor may also suggest an in-office procedure to assist with a diagnosis, such as a colposcopy or laparoscopy.
Your doctor at All Care For Women develops individualized treatment plans for pelvic pain based on the underlying cause, the severity of your symptoms, and your medical and gynecological history. For gynecological conditions, treatment may include:
Your doctor reviews the details of your diagnosis and your various treatment options so you can make a well-informed decision about how best to proceed.
To get relief from your pelvic pain, contact All Care For Women by phone or book an appointment online today.