Pelvic Pain

Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in Lawrenceville, GA

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Pelvic Pain

Obstetrician & Gynecologist in Lawrenceville, GA

Experiencing pelvic pain can be distressing, and it's important to address it promptly. At Lovely OBGYN in Lawrenceville, Georgia, Emerald Lovely, MD, specializes in diagnosing and treating various causes of pelvic pain in women. To schedule an evaluation for your pelvic pain, you can easily call the office or book an appointment online.

Pelvic Pain Q&A

What is pelvic pain? 

Pelvic pain is a common symptom that can originate from a wide range of conditions. While some of these conditions are related to the female reproductive system within the pelvis, other organs and tissues in the area, such as the pelvic floor muscles, bladder, kidneys, and appendix, can also be sources of pelvic discomfort. 

If you're experiencing pelvic pain, seeking a diagnostic evaluation at Lovely OBGYN is essential. Although many causes of pelvic pain are not serious, obtaining an early diagnosis is vital for those that are. The dedicated team is committed to helping you find the best treatment for relief based on the underlying cause of your pelvic pain. 

While many cases of pelvic pain resolve quickly, some can become chronic, lasting for six months or longer without improvement despite treatment.

What are the causes of pelvic pain? 

Pelvic pain is not confined to a specific gender and can affect both men and women, often stemming from various sources. 

Both men and women can experience pain in the lower abdomen due to issues like urinary tract infections, kidney stones, appendicitis, or even sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). However, in women, pelvic pain frequently arises from the reproductive or urinary organs, requiring specialized gynecologic care.

At Lovely OBGYN, the team considers a wide range of potential causes, including:

  • Ovulation
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Endometriosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Miscarriage

Uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts are common causes of pelvic pain in women. Uterine fibroids, noncancerous growths in the uterus, can result in pelvic discomfort, particularly when they enlarge or exert pressure on nearby organs. Ovarian cysts, fluid-filled sacs within or on the ovaries, may also lead to pelvic pain, especially if they rupture or twist. 

In addition to pelvic pain, you may experience other symptoms that can provide valuable insights into the underlying cause. 

Your provider at Lovely OBGYN may perform a pelvic examination and recommend additional tests, such as ultrasound, to aid in diagnosis. Pelvic pain can also be accompanied by abnormal bleeding, bloating, or constipation, among other symptoms.

How can I manage my pelvic pain? 

Effective management of pelvic pain depends on its root cause and severity. The team at Lovely OBGYN carefully assesses your unique situation to determine the most appropriate treatment. Potential treatment options for pelvic pain may include:

  • Oral contraceptives to regulate hormones
  • Antibiotics to address infections
  • Anti-inflammatory medications to alleviate inflammation
  • Relaxation exercises to reduce muscle tension
  • Surgery to correct structural issues or blockages
  • Physical therapy

Throughout your treatment journey, the Lovely OBGYN team ensures you receive the necessary follow-up care and monitors your progress to ensure your satisfaction with the results. 

If you're dealing with persistent pelvic pain, don't wait to schedule an evaluation with the team at Lovely OBGYN today. You can conveniently book your appointment online or reach out by phone.