Pelvic pain is common. About 15% of women of childbearing age have experienced pelvic pain lasting at least six months. Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN, with offices in Duluth and Dunwoody, Georgia, treats pelvic pain, including chronic pelvic pain. The team includes board-certified gynecologists who not only diagnose your condition, they provide nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatments, so you feel like yourself again. For care for pelvic pain, call today or request a consultation online.
You generally feel pelvic pain in the area below your belly button. The painful feeling may come and go, or it may last for hours or even months.
Although pain is the chief symptom, the type of pain may vary. Pelvic pain may feel:
Severe pelvic pain can interfere with your daily activities and quality of life.
Pelvic pain lasting more than six months is considered chronic. This type of pain sometimes follows a regular cycle. For example, chronic pelvic pain may occur during your period. It also may occur only when you're performing specific activities, such as having sex or urinating.
A variety of ailments may produce chronic pelvic pain. The problem may not be due to an issue with your reproductive organs but instead related to your bowel or bladder.
In some cases, more than one health problem may be causing the pain. In others, no cause can be found. However, the team at Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN strives to pinpoint the source or sources of the pelvic pain to help you feel like yourself again.
Your board-certified provider at Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN uses their expertise to find out what's causing your condition. They take a thorough medical history and perform a physical exam, including a pelvic exam.
Tests help to find the root cause of your condition. For example, your provider may recommend an ultrasound or another diagnostic test to look for fibroids or other abnormalities that can cause chronic pelvic pain.
Your Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN provider tailors your treatment based on your diagnosis. Common nonsurgical treatments include:
In some cases, you may need minimally invasive surgery to remove endometrial growths, fibroids, or other abnormalities. The team at Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN includes board-certified doctors who perform minimally invasive treatments.
If you’ve been suffering from pelvic pain, don’t delay. Call today or request a consultation online with a member of the women’s health team at Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN.