Pelvic pain can be a common part of menstruation, but it may also have a link to urinary tract infections, bowel problems, and issues throughout your reproductive tract. If you’re experiencing pelvic pain, even if it seems minor, schedule an evaluation at Kheyson MD in Annadale, Staten Island, New York. Book your pelvic pain appointment online or call the office to speak with a team member.
Pelvic Pain Q & A
What causes pelvic pain?
Pelvic pain isn’t anything you should ignore. After all, it could be a sign that something is awry and, if left untreated, the underlying condition may worsen. Your pelvic pain could be associated with:
- Ovarian cysts
- Uterine fibroids
- Muscle cramping
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Bladder or urinary tract infection (UTI)
Pelvic pain is even sometimes linked to pregnancy and, if your pain is sudden and severe, it could be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage, which can be serious medical conditions.
When should I see a doctor for pelvic pain?
The compassionate medical team at Kheyson MD encourage you to come in right away if you’re experiencing any kind of pelvic pain, especially if it’s getting worse or not improving after several days. It’s important to have a comprehensive evaluation if your pelvic discomfort is associated with:
- Pain while urinating or passing stools
- Pain during or after intercourse
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Abnormal bleeding
You should also schedule a pelvic pain evaluation at Kheyson MD if your pelvic pain is severe, or if it’s starting to affect your daily routine. If your pelvic pain comes on quickly and leaves you doubled over in pain, you may need to seek emergency medical attention right away.
How is pelvic pain treated?
Treating pelvic pain depends on the cause, of course. But your physician at Kheyson MD spends time evaluating you and looking at any essential imaging, like an ultrasound, to get to the root of why you have pelvic pain. Your pelvic pain treatment plan could include:
- Physical therapy
- Dietary counseling
- Meditation exercises
- Antibiotic medications
- Weight loss management
- Hormonal birth control pills
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
You may need surgery to remove abnormal growths or tissues, especially if you’re not responding to conservative treatment options. But no matter which type of pelvic pain treatment is right for you, the caring team at Kheyson MD help you every step of the way.
Before your pelvic pain progresses, schedule an exam at Kheyson MD. Click on the online booking feature or call the clinic to book your appointment.