There may be many different causes of pelvic pain, ranging from endometriosis to uterine fibroids. There are also a number of other reasons you may be experiencing pelvic pain, but Leroy Charles, MD, FACOG, can get to the bottom of it. Arrange an appointment with Dr. Charles in Greenacres, Florida, to find out why you're having pelvic pain and how to get relief from the pain as quickly as possible.
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: