Chronic pelvic pain is often a complex issue that can have several different causes. A single disorder or multiple disorders can cause chronic pelvic pain. Among the most common causes are:
Pelvic pain should always be evaluated by a board-certified gynecologist. Diagnosis can require undergoing a physical examination and extensive testing.
Here are some symptoms often associated with chronic pelvic pain:
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms and they seem to be getting worse, see a doctor right away.
The first step is making an accurate diagnosis. Dr. Lipton begins by discussing your symptoms and taking a complete medical history and conducting a thorough pelvic exam. He may also
perform a sonohysterogram — an ultrasound using a saline solution — to deliver a highly-detailed image of your uterus. Performed in his office, this ultrasound helps Dr. Lipton figure out what’s causing your chronic pelvic pain so he can develop the right treatment plan for you.
Other test performed may include a blood count, pregnancy test, and testing for STDs or a urinary tract infection.
Depending on what testing reveals, Dr. Lipton might suggest pain relievers, antibiotics, hormonal treatments, or surgery.
An accurate diagnosis is essential. According to the International Pelvic Pain Society, 61% of women suffering from chronic pelvic don't know what is causing it. Only with the right diagnosis, can you receive effective treatment and relief
Kyle Lipton, MD, FACOG, FACS accepts most major insurance plans. Please contact our office directly with any questions.
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