You can experience pelvic pain for many possible reasons, so obtaining an accurate diagnosis is essential in determining the best form of treatment. The team at Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care, with offices in West Plano and North Plano, Texas, specializes in diagnosing and treating neuromusculoskeletal causes of pelvic pain, and provides a range of both well-established and innovative new treatments. To learn more, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.
Pelvic Pain Q & A
What is pelvic pain?
Pelvic pain is discomfort felt in the lower abdomen and pelvis that affects both men and women. However, for women, pelvic pain may also indicate a problem with their reproductive organs.
Causes of pelvic pain that affect both women and men include:
- Bladder infections
- Broken pelvis
- Pelvis disorder
- Psychogenic pain
- Nerve problems
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- Kidney infections or stones
- Problems in the intestines
For women, pelvic pain may be due to conditions affecting the reproductive organs, such as:
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Impending miscarriage
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Painful menstruation
- Ovarian cysts
In some cases, pelvic pain can be a symptom of uterine or cervical cancer. It’s essential to get an accurate diagnosis to ensure you receive the appropriate treatment.
How is pelvic pain diagnosed?
As there are many possible causes of pelvic pain, your doctor is likely to carry out diagnostic testing to determine the precise cause. An assessment of your symptoms and a physical exam enable your doctor to form an initial diagnosis, which further testing can confirm or rule out.
Diagnostic imaging tests enable your doctor to see details of the organs and structures inside your pelvic area, so you may need to have X-rays or a CT scan, ultrasound, or MRI scan.
Blood and urine tests can identify any diseases that might be causing your pelvic pain, or you may need to have a laparoscopy or hysteroscopy, where your doctor uses a miniaturized camera on a flexible tube to look directly at your pelvic organs.
What treatments are available for pelvic pain?
Because of the range of conditions that can cause pelvic pain, an accurate diagnosis is essential. Many causes of pelvic pain require urgent medical attention and treatment, but in some cases, the problem could be due to neuromusculoskeletal disorders that require specialist rehabilitation.
The team at Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care specializes in treating neuromusculoskeletal pain and chronic pelvic pain, and create a treatment plan that’s individualized for each patient.
For a successful resolution of pelvic pain, call Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care or schedule an appointment online today.