Pelvic Pain2018-09-06T18:57:52+00:00

Pelvic Pain

You don’t have to live with pelvic pain

Pelvic pain can be caused by a large number of conditions, such as endometriosis, fibroids, pregnancy complications or other conditions.

Gynecology Conditions That Cause Pelvic Pain

Endometriosis

This will happen when cells similar to endometrial lining are found in other parts of the body, focused on the pelvic area, but can found farther up and can lead to the lungs. While Endometriosis cannot be cured, the implants can be removed.

Adenomyosis

Adenomyosis is another form of endometriosis. The endometrial cells grow into the wall of the uterus and may cause serious pain, this may also cause intense bleeding and the only known cure is a hysterectomy.

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Ovarian Cysts

Cysts can develop during the menstrual cycle. They are the most normal types of ovarian cysts, and they can resolve within two to one month. Ovarian tumors are ovarian cysts that are not part of the menstrual cycle. Tumors can be filled with fluid, and some can even become solid. Ovarian tumors require surgical removal as most do not resolve.

Fibroids

These non-cancerous tumors can grow very larger that will cause distention, or grow in a place that compresses a nerve that may cause pain. Most women will have fibroids at some point in a woman’s life. Fibroids can be removed in a procedure called a myomectomy. A hysterectomy will cure fibroids, as they only grow on or in the uterus.

Pelvic pain is a pain in the lowest part of the abdomen and pelvis and may be caused by the reproductive or urinary systems or from musculoskeletal sources.

The pain may be dull or sharp; it may be constant or intermittent; and it may be mild, moderate or severe. Pelvic pain can sometimes radiate to your lower back, buttocks or thighs.

Pelvic pain can occur suddenly, sharply and briefly, or long-term for more than a few months.

Sometimes, the pain is noticed only at certain times or with certain activities, such as during urination or sexual activity.

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, please make an appointment to meet with Dr. Howell so that we can work with you to get to the root problem and alleviate the pain.

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