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Pelvic Pain

FemmPro OB/GYN

Obstetrics & Gynecology & Certified Nurse Midwives located in Garden City, NY & North Massapequa, NY

You don’t have to live with pelvic pain that disrupts your daily life and sexual pleasure. Regardless of whether your pain is severe and sharp or dull and intermittent, the skilled team at FemmPro OB/GYN, with two locations in Garden City and North Massapequa, New York, can help with diagnosis and custom treatment. Call today to schedule your appointment or book online via ZocDoc.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

When should I be concerned about pelvic pain?

Occasional pelvic pain around menstruation or ovulation may be normal, but consistent pain in the pelvic area may indicate a problem with your reproductive organs or urinary tract. If the pain occurs regularly, you should have it checked out at FemmPro OB/GYN.

Pelvic pain can be sharp and severe, or it can come and go and be dull in nature. The pain may radiate to your lower belly, thighs, back, or buttocks, too. You may only notice the pain when urinating or having intercourse.

While pelvic pain can be enough of a reason to schedule an evaluation, you definitely should come in if you also experience:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding (such as heavy periods) or spotting
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Bloating and gas
  • Worsening menstrual cramps
  • Fever

Pelvic pain isn’t something to ignore, especially if it bothers you. Don’t just wait for it to go away. Call to set up an appointment with FemmPro OB/GYN today.

What are the possible causes of pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain may be a result of mid-cycle ovulation or menstrual cramps, but it can also indicate more serious issues, including:

  • Endometriosis
  • Miscarriage
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Women with advanced uterine or ovarian cancer can also experience pelvic pain.

How is pelvic pain evaluated?

The practitioners at FemmPro OB/GYN review your symptoms and medical history and perform a pelvic exam to get an idea of what might be causing your pelvic pain. You may also need blood and urine tests and possibly a swab to check for a sexually transmitted disease (STD).

Depending on the doctor’s findings, you may also need to schedule one of the following:

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

These tests help the doctors determine if fibroids, endometriosis, or cysts are causing your pain.

How is pelvic pain treated?

Treatment depends on the reason for your pelvic pain. Issues such as an STD or urinary tract infection may require an antibiotics prescription. Women whose pelvic pain is due to heavy menstrual bleeding and cramping may benefit from hormonal treatments, such as birth control pills.

If you have a condition, such as endometriosis or fibroids, the doctors may recommend a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove abnormal tissue.

If you’re experiencing pelvic pain, get it checked out by the professionals at FemmPro OB/GYN. Call or book an appointment online via ZocDoc today.