Pelvic Pain

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All About Women OB/GYN

OB/GYNs & Medical Aesthetics Center located in Panama City, FL

Pelvic pain can stem from issues with your reproductive system, lower urinary tract system, bowels, or even muscles and connective tissues. Since a number of conditions can cause pelvic pain, the experienced medical team at All About Women OB/GYN in Panama City, Florida, provide comprehensive screenings to get to the root of your pelvic pain. Before your pelvic pain worsens, schedule an exam online or call to book an appointment.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What causes pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain can be something that comes on suddenly or a chronic issue that affects you on a daily basis. In either case, pelvic pain isn’t anything you should ignore. Pelvic pain could be a sign of:

  • Ovarian cysts
  • Endometriosis 
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Pelvic floor muscle spasms
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Musculoskeletal problems, including fibromyalgia
  • Bowel disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Sometimes pelvic pain is associated with pregnancy or related complications, including ectopic pregnancy. 

When should I see a doctor for pelvic pain?

Because pelvic pain could be a sign of a serious health issue, it’s important to visit All About Women OB/GYN for an evaluation as soon as your pain begins. The caring OB/GYNs encourage you to come in as quickly as possible if your pelvic pain is:

  • Occurring while going to the bathroom
  • Associated with abnormal or heavy bleeding
  • Worsening or not improving within a few days
  • Causing you to miss work, school, or enjoyable activities

It’s important to seek emergency medical attention if you have sudden or sharp pelvic pains, especially if you think you could be pregnant. 

How is pelvic pain treated?

Your dedicated physician at All About Women OB/GYN performs thorough diagnostic testing, including blood tests, a urinalysis, or even an ultrasound, to get to the root of why you have pelvic pain. Once your OB/GYN diagnoses you, they can get you started on treatment, such as:

  • Antibiotic medications
  • Hormonal contraception
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Physical therapy or pelvic floor strengthening exercises, such as Kegel exercises

Sometimes, gynecologic surgery is the best option to treat pelvic pain that’s associated with chronic conditions like endometriosis or uterine fibroids, among others. No matter which treatment is right for you though, the practitioners at All About Women OB/GYN are diligent about getting to the root of your pelvic pain and helping you get the relief you deserve. 

Book your pelvic pain evaluation at All About Women OB/GYN today. Click on the online scheduling feature or call to speak with a team member.