Between your reproductive organs, urinary tract, bowels, and musculoskeletal components, a number of issues could be causing your pelvic pain. Because lingering pelvic pain is never something you should ignore, especially if it’s severe, schedule an exam at Cary OB/GYN. With locations in Cary and Morrisville, North Carolina, you have a clinic nearby to get the pelvic pain resolution you need. Contact us today to schedule your appointment at the office nearest you.
Pelvic Pain Q & A
What causes pelvic pain?
Pelvic pain might be something that occurs regularly, like with your monthly periods, or an uncomfortable sensation that seems to bother you day after day. In any case, because pelvic pain can be a sign of a serious issue and can start to lower your quality of life, it’s important to find the cause. You may be experiencing pelvic pain due to:
- Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea)
- Urinary tract or bladder infection
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Uterine fibroids
- Ovarian cysts
- Ectopic pregnancy
Sometimes, pelvic pain is associated with bowel issues, including Crohn’s disease or diverticulitis. Or if you have a chronic pain-causing condition, such as fibromyalgia, your pelvic pain might be associated with that.
When should I see a doctor for pelvic pain?
The team of physicians at Cary OB/GYN don’t want you to wait until your pelvic pain becomes unbearable to schedule an appointment. You should have an evaluation if your pelvic pain is:
- Continuing to worsen
- Keeping you from work or hobbies
- Not improving after several days
- Causing sudden stabbing sensations
- Making sexual intercourse uncomfortable
Make an appointment right away if abnormal uterine bleeding accompanies your pelvic pain, like bleeding that occurs between normal periods. No matter the cause, you can get the comprehensive care you need for pelvic pain at Cary OB/GYN.
How is pelvic pain treated?
Treating pelvic pain depends on the cause, but after evaluating you, running some labs, and possibly looking at in-office ultrasound imaging, your practitioner at Cary OB/GYN can usually diagnose you and get you started on treatment right away. Your pelvic pain treatment plan may include:
- Ibuprofen or acetaminophen
- Hormonal birth control pills
- Antibiotics for infections
If you have abnormal growths, as with uterine fibroids, you might need an in-office hysteroscopy or surgery to resolve your pelvic pain. But with a team of top-rated practitioners on your side who specializes in minimally invasive gynecological surgery, you can expect effective treatment for pelvic pain at Cary OB/GYN.
Get relief from lingering pelvic pain by starting treatment at Cary OB/GYN right away. Contact us today to schedule your appointment at the office nearest you.