Obstetrics and Gynecologist located in Corner of N. Federal Hwy and Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
Pelvic pain is a common complaint for women and can have a number of different causes. If you’re experiencing pelvic pain, Tina Mehta, DO, FACOG, and Melissa Kushlak, DO, FACOG, at Elite OB/GYN can conduct a thorough examination to help identify the source of your pain and provide the appropriate treatment. Call the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, practice today or schedule an appointment online.
Pelvic Pain Q & A
What are common causes of pelvic pain in women?
An issue in your reproductive, urinary, or digestive system may result in pelvic pain.
Some of the most common causes include:
- Menstrual pain
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Fibroids or ovarian cysts
- Pain during ovulation, referred to as mittelschmerz
- Urinary tract infection
- Ovarian cancer
- Sexually transmitted disease (STD)
If you’ve been experiencing pelvic pain for more than six months, then it’s considered chronic pain.
What are the symptoms of pelvic pain?
Like the causes, you may experience a number of symptoms that vary in severity and intensity. Common complaints of pelvic pain include:
- Dull ache
- Severe pain that doesn’t go away
- Pain that comes and goes
- Sharp, stabbing pain
- Pressure or feeling of heaviness
- Pain during intercourse
Dr. Mehta and Dr. Kushlak recommend you come in for an evaluation if your pain is keeping you from doing the things you enjoy.
How do I know what is causing my pelvic pain?
When you come in for an evaluation for your pelvic pain, your specialist at Elite OB/GYN conducts a thorough examination to help identify the source of your pain. The examination may include:
- Review of your medical and sexual history
- Physical and pelvic exam
- Blood and urine test
Your specialist may also recommend an ultrasound, which can be done at the office. The noninvasive ultrasound uses sound wave technology that creates pictures of your internal organs and can find reproductive issues such as fibroids, ovarian cysts, or an ectopic pregnancy.
How is pelvic pain treated?
Treatment for your pelvic pain depends on the cause. Your specialist at Elite OB/GYN creates a personalized treatment plan that provides you the most relief and resolves the underlying issue.
What if my pelvic pain is the result of an STD?
While many STDs don’t cause symptoms, if you have an STD that hasn’t been treated, you may develop pelvic inflammatory disease, which is an infection of your reproductive organs. In addition to pelvic pain, you may also experience:
- Foul smelling vaginal discharge
- Abnormal menstrual flow
- Pain during intercourse
Your specialist at Elite OB/GYN can prescribe an antibiotic to clear up the STD and any other infection that may be present, and relieve your pain.
For relief from pelvic pain, call Elite OB/GYN or book an appointment online.
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