Pelvic pain is a term used to describe pain in or around the female reproductive organs. This pain generally occurs in the pelvic region and in the lower abdomen below the belly button. Pain in this region could imply an issue affecting the cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes, uterus, or ovaries. There are various conditions that can cause pelvic pain, including:
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Menstrual cramps
- Ovarian cyst
- Painful ovulation
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease)
- STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection)
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Uterine fibroids
- Vaginal infection
Did You Know?
Pelvic pain can either be acute or chronic. Acute pelvic pain is often short-lived and sudden in onset. On the other hand, chronic pelvic pain lasts for a minimum of six months.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need to see a women’s health expert for pelvic pain?
It is strongly recommended that you make an appointment with a women’s health expert if you are experiencing acute or chronic pelvic pain. As mentioned above, there are a variety of conditions that could be causing your pelvic pain and some are more serious than others. In order to maintain your reproductive health and overall sense of well-being, schedule an appointment with Bucks County Women’s Wellness today if you are experiencing pelvic pain.
How do gynecologists at Bucks County Women’s Wellness diagnose pelvic pain?
At Bucks County Women’s Wellness, our providers will first ask you about your symptoms and medical history. Depending on your answers, our gynecologists will recommend one or more of the following diagnostic methods to determine the cause of your pelvic pain:
- Pelvic ultrasound
- Colonoscopies or sigmoidoscopies
- Diagnostic laparoscopy
- Pelvic exam
- Pregnancy tests
- Urine and blood tests
- Vaginal cultures for STI
How do gynecologists at Bucks County Women’s Wellness treat pelvic pain?
Your exact treatment will vary depending on what is causing your pain. Some causes of pelvic pain can be treated with over the counter medications, while others may require more intensive treatment options. As such, Bucks County Women’s Wellness offers a variety of treatments to treat pelvic pain so that we can find the right option for you.