Pelvic pain causes either continuous or intermittent pain in the lower abdomen area. Pelvic pain causes anywhere from sharp stabbing pains to a dull achiness and affects each woman differently. If the pain lasts longer than six months, it’s chronic.
Sometimes pelvic pain is triggered by a specific event such as:
Various conditions cause pelvic pain, and sometimes no specific cause is ever determined. Some possible causes of pelvic pain include:
First, your Louisiana Women’s Healthcare gynecologist learns as much about your medical history as possible. We ask you general health questions and inquire more about your pelvic pain.
After a conversation about your condition, your gynecologist performs a physical exam, which will likely include a pelvic exam.
Your doctor may also need to perform follow-up testing to verify or rule out certain conditions. Lab tests, ultrasounds, and other investigative tests help them determine your diagnosis.
Treatment varies significantly based on your diagnosis. The specialists at Louisiana Women’s Healthcare start with the least invasive treatment options and progress as the need arises. A few lifestyle modifications and pain relievers help in most cases, but more aggressive therapies are also available if conservative treatments don’t work.
If you suffer from pelvic pain, take the first step toward relief by contacting the Baton Rouge clinic online or over the phone.