Pelvic Pain

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Pelvic pain refers to pain in the lower abdomen and can be acute (short-term) or chronic (lasting 6 months or longer). It may be sporadic or constant, dull or sharp, mild to severe and may be triggered or exacerbated by everyday activities and bodily processes, including exercise, sexual intercourse and orgasm, menstruation and ovulation, urination and defecation (bowel movements). This pain affects the lives of millions of men and women worldwide. You are not alone and there is no need to suffer in silence.

Pelvic pain is a common condition affecting millions of women worldwide. There is no need to suffer in silence. We are here to help end the cycle of pain so that you can get your life back again.

What causes pelvic pain in women?

This pain can stem from multiple causes and even in the same individual, the pain may be multifactorial in nature. In women, pain in the pelvis may be due to a problem with the uterus, tubes and/or ovaries, the urinary tract and lower intestines (rectosigmoid colon), the pelvic floor muscles and pelvic bones, the tissue that lines the pelvis (peritoneum), the pelvic nerves and blood vessels, the cervix, vagina, and vulva.

Common Causes of Acute Pain
Common Causes of Chronic Pain
Less Common Causes of Chronic Pain

When is it time to seek help from a specialist?

If you experience a sudden and severe onset of pelvic pain, seek urgent medical help. This type of acute pain can present as a medical emergency requiring immediate evaluation and care.

If you are experiencing chronic pelvic pain that is interfering with daily activities, this is not normal. While this pain, especially in women, is sadly common, it is not normal or acceptable – often patients have lived with their symptoms for a prolonged period of time because their pain has been trivialized by others, including the medical community. No one should have to live with debilitating pain. With diagnosis and treatmentfrom a pelvic pain specialist, you can restore your quality of life. Timely intervention can avoid years of unnecessary suffering and debilitation, and in some cases can prevent disease progression and the associated sequelae.

Warning Signs

How is pelvic pain investigated?

Due to the range of possible causes and different symptoms, the first step in evaluating your condition is to carry out a detailed patient history. You will be asked to provide previous medical records and fill out a detailed questionnaire to uncover the nature and duration of your pain. The initial assessment will help guide the subsequent evaluation and diagnosis of your pain.

Gynecological Pelvic Pain
Gastrointestinal Pelvic Pain
Pelvic Pain of the Urinary Tract
Pain Involving the Pelvic Musculature

What can be done about my pelvic pain?

Depending on the nature of your pain a multitude of invasive and non-invasive therapies are available to either resolve or manage your symptoms. Treatments range from minimally invasive surgical procedures involving the pelvic and abdominal organs and tissues, medical therapies to treat inflammation, infection and pain, physical therapy to retrain and relax muscle groups, nutritional counseling to reduce inflammation and gastrointestinal problems, and various complementary therapies to aid in relaxation as well as promote coping strategies.

Through our careful patient follow-up, spanning more than a decade, we are able to effect dramatic, ongoing improvements in the vast majority of our pelvic pain patients, with many reporting a complete resolution of their pain. Diagnosing and treating pelvic pain can be complex and requires expertise and a comprehensive range of treatments of therapies to provide customized care to each individual patient.

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Pelvic Pain
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Successful endometriosis and pelvic pain treatment removes disease AND restores health in the patient. Learn how our comprehensive approach does both.

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Summary
Article Name
Pelvic Pain
Description
Successful endometriosis and pelvic pain treatment removes disease AND restores health in the patient. Learn how our comprehensive approach does both.