Lower abdominal pain in women or pelvic pain is common. Pelvic pain can be minor or complex, and often times finding a diagnosis can be difficult because the symptoms vary from woman to woman. At Women’s Excellence, our team is dedicated to helping women with pelvic pain find answers! We value an individualized treatment approach to our patients because no two women are the same. We are determined to finding the cause of your lower abdominal pain or pelvic pain and helping you achieve the quality of life you desire.
What are the symptoms of pelvic pain?
- 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
What can cause pelvic pain?
Lower abdominal pain, uterine pain, and pelvic pain in women can be caused by a variety of conditions including:
- Interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome)
- Menstrual problems like heavy bleeding, irregular periods, and painful cramps
- Uterine fibroids
- Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic adhesions (scar tissue)
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Postpartum issues
How do you diagnosis pelvic pain?
If you are experiencing pelvic pain or uterine pain, you will have a consultation with one of our provider to assess your pain and take a thorough medical history. Blood and urine tests will help rule out any infections in your system. In addition, we will perform a physical exam and order an ultrasound or additional imaging to get a better look at your pelvic structure. In some cases, minimally invasive procedures, like laparoscopy, are used to diagnose conditions like Endometriosis, fibroids, and adhesions.
What treatment options are available for pelvic pain?
- 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
Frequently Asked Questions
Can pelvic pain cause infertility?
In some cases, you may have a pelvic condition listed above that is contributing to your infertility. At Women’s Excellence, we’re committed to finding the source of your infertility and developing a treatment plan. We have had great success helping women achieve pregnancy upon treatment of their pelvic condition.
How quickly can I get an appointment to talk to a provider about my pelvic pain?
We’re proud to offer immediate availability with one of our providers at Women’s Excellence. We understand that pelvic pain in women can affect daily life and can be debilitating.
There is hope!
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.