Pelvic pain typically refers to pain in the pelvic area that lasts long enough to be classified as chronic. This means that the pain occurs for six months or more. Chronic pelvic pain may be sporadic, but it tends to recur. Chronic pelvic pain can also be continual, with no relief. While pelvic pain is typically chronic, there may be cases where it's classified as acute. This means that the pelvic pain lasts for a short time and doesn't return.
Pelvic pain can occur for different reasons. In many cases, pelvic pain is directly related to problems with the reproductive organs, but it can also be related to issues within the urinary tract or bowel. Two common reasons for pelvic pain are:
Dr. Charles will need a full medical history from you to get a complete picture of your condition. This medical history is then followed by a pelvic exam, during which Dr. Charles will check your pelvic area both externally and internally. Dr. Charles may also perform some specific tests to narrow the cause of your pelvic pain, including a:
The treatment for pelvic pain depends on several things, including the:
The treatment options can include:
Dr. Leroy Charles works with most major insurance companies. If you have any questions, call our office and one of our knowledgeable staff members would be happy to help.
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