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Understanding Pelvic Pain And Getting The Care You Need

May 27, 2016

Understanding pelvic pain and getting the care you need can help you resolve your condition effectively.

Many women experience pelvic pain for one reason or another. The pains differ in intensity, frequency, location, and duration. When you are experiencing discomfort in the pelvic area, it is important to reach out to your local gynecologist to get the care you need. .

Acute or Chronic Pain

Pelvic pain is typically categorized as being acute which means it occurs suddenly and with severe intensity or chronic which means it occurs regularly over an extended time period. There are many potential causes of the pain which include inflammation, cramps from the menstrual cycle, muscular contractions, or psychogenic factors. Getting to the root of the pain and determining its causes is the first steps towards resolving the pain you are experiencing.

Conditions that may cause pelvic pain

There are many different conditions which may cause pelvic pain. These include endometriosis, menstrual cramps, scar tissue, uterine fibroids, and reproductive tract cancers. There are many different types of pelvic pain that occur in different areas of the pelvis. The types of pain include localized pain, slowly developing pain, pain affecting the entire abdomen, colicky pain or slow onset of pain. It is important to consult with your physician or gynecologist to discuss the type of pain you are experiencing and the possible remedies.

How to get the care you need

When you need a high-quality level of care for the pelvic pain you are experiencing, you can reach out to your gynecologist to get the quality care that you need. They will provide a full range of diagnostic procedures and tests so that they can figure out the cause of the pain you are suffering from. Some of the treatment options may include antibiotic medications, surgery, oral contraceptives, relaxation exercises, physical therapy, or anti-inflammatory medications.

In some rare cases, no physical cause can be found and in this situation, the pain is considered physiological in nature. This may necessitate therapy for patients with this condition.

At Metropolitan Family Planning Clinic, we can provide you with the treatment and care you need for chronic or acute pelvic pain. Contact us to schedule an appointment today.