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Pelvic Pain

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The medical team at Family & Women’s Health at Avalon Park sees more and more patients who are suffering with pelvic pain or chronic pelvic pain. As you can imagine, there are many reasons a woman may experience pelvic pain. Once the specific cause of pelvic pain is established, the proper treatment, therapy or surgical procedure can be prescribed. As you can imagine, Dr. Constant-Peter’s fellowship training in women’s health has amply prepared her to diagnose and treat a litany of women’s health concerns, including pelvic pain.

Symptoms of Pelvic Pain

The symptoms of pelvic pain, be it intermittent or constant, are pain in the pelvis and surrounding area. The pain can be chronic, or occur during certain activities, times of the day or times of the month. Several lifestyle factors contribute to the reasons any woman many experiences pelvic pain. The most common symptoms are as follows:

  • Pain in pelvis
  • Swelling
  • Bloating
  • Pain during sex
  • Pain during exercise
  • Pain during urination
  • Pain during bowel movements
  • Burning or irritation

Causes and Risk Factors of Pelvic Pain

Women of any age and any stage of life can experience pelvic pain. It is common for the pain to be caused by another gynecologic disorder related to the menstrual cycle. Many of the patients who visit our office are happy to learn that there are many gynecologic and non-gynecologic causes that can lead to pelvic pain, such as the following:

  • Endometriosis
  • Endometrial polyps
  • Fibroid tumors
  • Pelvic adhesions
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Uterine polyps
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Vulvodynia

Tests to Diagnose Pelvic Pain

Many patients find the term pelvic pain to be quite broad. In order to diagnose the exact cause, our medical team will perform a through pelvic exam, along with ask detailed questions related to personal and gynecologic medical history to determine the underlying issue of the pelvic pain.

  • Detailed questions
  • Pelvic exam
  • Transvaginal ultrasound
  • Lab work (blood work)

Treatment and Procedures for Pelvic Pain

Dr. Constant-Peter has managed many patients’ issues with pelvic pain through several different treatment and therapies. The specific cause of the chronic pelvic pain will dictate the treatment, therapy or surgical procedure prescribed, such as the following:

  • Physical therapy
  • Medication
  • Birth control pills
  • IUD
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally-invasive surgical techniques
  • Uterine Uplift (uterine suspension)

Once the cause of the pelvic pain has been diagnosed, Dr. Constant-Peter might suggest the performance of the following surgical procedures:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy (LSH)
  • Minimally-Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

You don’t have to suffer from debilitating pelvic pain. Contact Family & Women’s Health at Avalon Park to get the proper diagnosis and right solution. Call 407.306.0982 to request an appointment today!