Pelvic pain can be caused by a lot of things. It may be a harmless sign that you’re fertile, a life-long digestive disorder, or a signal that you need to visit your doctor. Unfortunately, diagnosing pelvic pain is difficult because symptoms vary from woman to woman.
Pelvic Pain Symptoms
- Pain during or after sex
- Painful cramps before or during your period
- Lower back pain
- Pain during bowel movements
- Pain during urination
- Chronic abdominal pain and pressure
These issues can be the symptoms of a variety of problems–from typical (though bothersome) pain from menstrual cramps or ovulation to more serious issues like Pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cysts, or endometriosis.
When Should See a Doctor?
When we become ill, the impulse these days is to look up symptoms on the internet. The effect of taking this approach is often increased dramatization and fear rather than helpful advice. Especially for women who regularly experience pain, cramps, or discomfort regularly due to ovulation or their period, it can be tough to know when to take a few Tylenol and a bath and when to see a doctor.
As a rule of thumb, you should make an appointment with your doctor if your pain disrupts your everyday life. You will also know your body better than anyone. If pain or symptoms seem to be worse than normal or continually getting worse, call your doctor.
Treatment options for your pelvic pain will depend on what you and your doctor decide will work best. At Women’s Excellence, we have a variety of pelvic pain treatment options available, such as:
- Minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci robotic surgery
- Excision of endometriosis
- Individualized medication plan
- Pelvic physical therapy
- Bladder instillation treatment for Interstitial cystitis
- Hormonal therapies
- Robotic lysis of adhesions
Our team is dedicated to helping you identify the source of your pain and find solutions to resolve it. We believe no woman should have to live with ongoing chronic pain, and we won’t give up until you have the quality of life you desire.
Our team at Women’s Excellence is ready to help you get your life back. Our individualized treatment plans include multidisciplinary approaches to help you achieve better long-term results. We have consultation appointments readily available so you can be on your way to a treatment plan that works for you. Contact us today for more information about lower abdominal pain in women and to schedule an appointment.