North Atlanta Women's Specialists
Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Atlanta, Duluth & Marietta, GA
Pelvic pain may signal an underlying medical issue that requires treatment. At the East Cobb office in Marietta, Johns Creek office in Duluth, and Northside and Midtown offices in Atlanta, Georgia, the team at North Atlanta Women’s Specialists takes your pain seriously and performs comprehensive evaluations to determine the cause and develop a treatment plan. To schedule your appointment and find relief from pelvic pain, call one of the offices or schedule an appointment online.
Pelvic Pain Q & A
What is Pelvic Pain?
Any pain you feel in the region from your belly button to your pubic bone is defined as pelvic pain. It may vary in intensity and come and go or stay constant.
Pelvic pain can be dull and achy or severe and piercing. The pain may coincide with specific events, such as your period or sexual intercourse, or it could be present all the time.
What Causes Pelvic Pain?
Pelvic pain can be completely normal, occurring due to ovulation or period cramping. However, pelvic pain is often a symptom of an underlying gynecological condition.
Pelvic pain may be associated with your reproductive organs, but also with other nonreproductive organs such as your bladder or intestines.
Gynecological causes of pelvic pain include:
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Gynecological cancer
A urinary tract infection or vaginal infection could be responsible for pelvic pain, too.
Women with inflammation of the pubic joint, pelvic floor muscle tension, or a condition such as fibromyalgia also suffer pelvic pain.
Should I Seek Medical Care for Pelvic Pain?
If you have worrisome pelvic pain that interrupts your daily life, or if symptoms worsen with time, contact North Atlanta Women’s Specialists for an evaluation. The team performs a complete evaluation to determine the underlying cause of your pain.
Your doctor looks at your symptoms, gynecological history, and family medical history. They also likely recommend diagnostic tests such as a urinalysis, blood tests, and an in-house ultrasound to help quickly and thoroughly diagnose the reason for your pelvic pain. In some cases, you may need an MRI.
If these diagnostic tests are inconclusive, your OB/GYN may want to perform a diagnostic laparoscopy to more closely evaluate your reproductive organs and determine the cause of your symptoms.
What is the Treatment for Pelvic Pain?
Treatment, of course, depends on the underlying cause of your pelvic pain. North Atlanta Women’s Specialists customizes treatment to your particular case, but it may include:
- Over-the-counter pain medication and anti-inflammatories
- Hormonal birth control
- Physical therapy
If you have endometriosis or symptomatic fibroids, surgery may be necessary to treat pelvic pain. The team at North Atlanta Women’s Specialists uses minimally invasive techniques, such as myomectomy for fibroid removal, whenever possible to minimize pain and reduce recovery time.
If you’re suffering from pelvic pain that’s disturbing your quality of life, seek care from North Atlanta Women’s Specialists. Call the office nearest you or book a consultation using the online scheduler today.
Obstetric & Gynecology Services
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