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Pelvic Pain


Many women experience pelvic pain regularly, usually during their menstrual cycle. However, pelvic pain may be a symptom of an underlying health condition you shouldn’t ignore. The women’s health experts at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., in Rochester Hills and Troy, Michigan, specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic pain. The full-service practice uses advanced technology and treatments to help you get relief from your discomfort. Call your nearest office or book an appointment online today.

Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C.

Obstetrics & Gynecology and Breast Health Specialist located in Rochester Hills, MI and Troy, MI

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What is pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain generally includes any discomfort you feel in your lower abdominal area. The pain may be dull and achy or sharp and severe. The pain may come on suddenly or be a chronic problem.

You may also experience intermittent pelvic pain during your menstrual cycle. 

Though pelvic pain is common in women, if your pain is debilitating or chronic, you should schedule an appointment at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., for an evaluation. 

Your pelvic pain may be a symptom of an underlying health condition that may involve your reproductive organs. 

What causes pelvic pain?

Women develop pelvic pain from many causes. Your lower abdominal region is home to your reproductive organs, as well as your digestive and urinary system. Your pain may originate from any one of these organ systems.

Common gynecological causes of pelvic pain include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pregnancy
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Miscarriage
  • Menstrual cycle
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD)

Pelvic pain may also occur if you have a urinary tract infection (UTI) or kidney stones. Women with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) also experience pelvic pain. 

How is pelvic pain diagnosed?

When you visit Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., with concerns about pelvic pain, your provider conducts an in-depth clinical exam to find the underlying cause of your discomfort.

During the evaluation, your provider reviews your symptoms, gynecological and medical history, and conducts a physical and pelvic exam. 

To confirm or rule out a diagnosis, your provider may request lab work, ultrasound testing, X-rays, CT scan, or MRI.

Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., is a full-service women’s health practice and performs most screenings and tests at the office using advanced technology. 

How is pelvic pain treated?

Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., takes a holistic and personalized approach to health. Treatment for pelvic pain depends on your diagnosis, symptoms, medical history, and personal preferences.

Your treatment plan may include:

  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • Hormonal birth control
  • Antibiotics
  • Disease-specific medication
  • Lifestyle modification
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Physical therapy

You may also benefit from in-office procedures or surgical intervention to address the root cause of your pelvic pain. 

Pelvic pain is common in women, but not something you have to live with. To get answers, call Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., or book an appointment online today.