What is Pelvic Pain?
Whether you are experiencing pelvic cramps, pelvic pain during sex, chronic pubic bone pain or the pain in your lower abdomen that radiates down to your thighs, buttocks and lower back, you need to seek treatment quickly.
It’s nearly impossible for a woman to self-diagnose and find the reason for her pelvic pain, because other common symptoms like heavy menstrual bleeding frequently go together with pelvic pain and can lead to more complications if left untreated. Your Viva Eve gynecologist is a pelvic pain specialist NYC and their goal is pinpoint the source of your pain, which usually can be traced to a single source, such as your:
- Digestive system
- Reproductive system
- Urinary tract
- Musculoskeletal system
Symptoms Vary Widely
Depending on the cause and the source of your pain, initially you may feel symptoms that are hard to connect to pelvic pain or the more common women’s health issues. These symptoms include:
- Constant or intermittent pain
- Pain that’s localized in one place
- Radiating pain that goes down your legs
- Sharp or acute pain
- Dull pain
- Sudden pain
- Chronic pain that lasts for more than 12 weeks
- Pain that’s more apparent during certain activities
Finding the Cause of Your Pelvic Pain
The location of your pain and the severity of your discomfort —along with various tests performed during a pelvic exam – help your pelvic pain specialist NYC discover the source of your pain. Gynecologic issues that lead to lower pelvic pain and sharp pain in vaginal areas include:
How Is the Cause for Pelvic Pain Diagnosed?
How to Treat Pelvic Pain
- Medications often are the first line of defense for treating your pain. You may need antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medicine, oral contraceptives, or pain pills for a short period of time.
- Depending on what is causing your pelvic pain, surgery may be recommended.
- Stress relief, relaxation techniques, and physical therapy is usually recommended for chronic pelvic pain syndrome, also called CPPS, which seldom responds to treatment.
- Dietary changes may be recommended by your Viva Eve pelvic pain doctor to help overcome pelvic pain that has no direct source.
- Environmental changes, discontinuing activities that cause you the most pain, and modifications in activities also may help alleviate pelvic pain that doesn’t respond to conventional treatments.
- If your pelvic pain specialist determines that the cause of your pelvic pain comes from another body system, such as your stomach or muscles, you may be referred to a specialist in that area for treatment.