Pelvic Pain Specialist

Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC

Board Certified OB/GYN located in Leesburg, FL & Lady Lake, FL

If you experience pelvic pain, you might be tempted to brush it off or accept it as part of being a woman. However, pain anywhere in your body is a sign that something is wrong and should never be ignored. At Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC in Leesburg, and Lady Lake, in Florida, the team of board-certified OB-GYNs provides expert diagnosis and treatment of pelvic pain. Call Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC or make an appointment online today.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What causes pelvic pain?

A wide range of conditions can cause pelvic pain in women. Some of the issues that could be responsible for your pain include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroid
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Cystitis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • STDs
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Scar tissue

Pelvic pain can be constant or it can come and go. It can be sharp, dull, stabbing, or aching. You could have severe cramps during ovulation or your period. Your pain might not be associated with any particular phase of your menstrual cycle.

When should I talk to a doctor about pelvic pain?

You should make an appointment with the team at Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC if you have pelvic pain that disrupts your life. Even if your pelvic pain is severe menstrual cramping, you should talk to a doctor.

For example, if your cramps stop you from going to work or interfere with your life, they could indicate a serious health condition like fibroids or endometriosis. 

Additionally, if you develop new or more severe pain, you should make an appointment. Pelvic pain accompanied by heavy menstrual periods, bleeding between periods, nausea, or vomiting should also be assessed by a physician.

How is pelvic pain diagnosed?

The experienced doctors at Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC provide comprehensive exams and tests to identify the condition causing your pelvic pain. They talk to you about your symptoms, medical history, sexual activity, and other lifestyle factors.

Your doctor also performs a pelvic exam and can order additional tests like blood and urine tests, ultrasounds, and hysteroscopy to gather more information about your condition.

How is pelvic pain treated?

Treating pelvic pain depends on the condition causing it and the severity of your symptoms. For example, in some cases, you can benefit from over-the-counter painkillers. In other cases, your doctor will prescribe medications like birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy to reduce your pain.

If you have a condition, like endometriosis or fibroids, that doesn’t respond to noninvasive treatment, your doctor will recommend a minimally invasive surgery to remove the fibroids or endometrial tissue.

You can count on expert, personalized care at Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC. Call or make an appointment online today for an accurate diagnosis of the root cause of your pelvic pain and customized treatment plans to ease your pain and heal your body.