Answers to pelvic pain causes and treatment for women can be found at Kristin Schmidt, MD, OBGYN with the latest in technology and advancements. She offers hope for those suffering from chronic pelvic pain, vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain, vaginal pain and other symptoms and conditions of the reproductive organs.
What is Pelvic Pain?
Your pain may be located anywhere in the abdomen or pelvic region and be experienced at different times. It can be classified as pain below your belly button and ending at your groin. While some pelvic pain does not signal an emergency, other times it can.
Pelvic pain varies. You may find pelvic area symptoms ranging from itching and burning in your genital area and thighs to sharp or dull pains in your abdominal and vaginal region.
Pelvic Pain-Female Causes
- Uterine Fibroids
- Interstitial Cystitis and UTI
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and Sexually Transmitted Disease
- Other Abdominal, Bowel or Urinary Tract Conditions
- Post Surgical
- Uterine Abnormalities
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy
- Ovarian Cancer
- Ovarian Cysts
Painful Sex and Vaginal Dryness
Painful sex and vaginal dryness are also common issues for women going through menopause or have had hysterectomies. Since you may not be able to take hormone replacement pills or pellets than you are at greater risk for these conditions.
Now there are various non-hormonal treatments that can offer relief for these symptoms. You may be a candidate for treatment with our vaginal rejuvenation laser to treat painful sex, mild to moderate urinary incontinence and vaginal atrophy.
Endometriosis and Chronic Pelvic Pain
Another area prone to pain is one associated with the condition of endometriosis. Pain associated with it may be chronic and last for years. It may start when menstruation begins and hormones are produced, causing the tissue outside the uterus to respond with inflammation and bleeding in your pelvic area.
As your endometrial tissue continues to grow outside the uterus it eventually can attach in the pelvic area to form adhesions and scar tissue. This is often one reason a woman may find herself unable to become pregnant.
There are certain procedures and medications that can be used to treat endometriosis.
If you think this may be a source of pelvic pain and inflammation that is keeping you from starting your family, Dr. Schmidt is here to offer comprehensive examinations and solutions to help you get back on the path to pregnancy.
Additionally, for many other pelvic pain conditions, surgical and non-surgical treatments are available.
When to Seek Immediate Treatment
If you are experiencing sharp pain on the lower right side of your abdomen with or without vomiting, this could signal appendicitis. You should immediately go to your ER to seek treatment.
With over 20 years treating pelvic pain in women and other reproductive as well as delivering babies, Dr. Schmidt welcomes you to her office to find symptom relief.
Diagnosing Pelvic Pain Prior to Treatment
At your appointment, Dr. Schmidt and her team will conduct a pelvic exam and discuss your symptoms. She may order tests that might include:
- Lab and Blood Tests
- CT Scan
Often your pelvic pain and symptoms can be treated with oral medications, birth control pills, surgery, nerve blocks, or pelvic floor physical therapy.
We offer all of these treatment options and can advise you on the one that is right for you.
Reduce Your Pelvic Pain and Restore Your Health Today
Call (713) 464-2100 to schedule your appointment.