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Pelvic Pain

Experience counts when it comes to diagnosing and treating pelvic pain. It can be challenging to diagnose because there are a number of potential causes and many types of symptoms.

Our doctors have years of experience diagnosing and treating women with pelvic pain. We’ll find out what’s causing your pain and help you decide on a treatment plan.

  • How we diagnose pelvic pain

    To diagnose your pelvic pain and find the cause, we may use the following:

    • Complete medical history
    • Physical exam and pelvic exam
    • Ultrasound
  • What causes pelvic pain?

    There are many causes of pelvic pain. Some causes include:

    • Scar tissue from previous surgeries or infections
    • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
    • Endometriosis
    • Pelvic floor disorders
    • Uterine fibroids
  • Treatment options

    Finding the right treatment for your pelvic pain may take time. We’ll work with you so you can get your quality of life back.

    Depending on your particular condition, treatment options may include:

    • Antibiotics
    • Anti-inflammatory medicine or pain medicine
    • Hormone treatment, including birth control pills
    • Physical therapy
    • Surgery

    Physical therapy for pelvic pain

    Many women will benefit from physical therapy for pelvic pain. We usually try this option before considering surgery.

    Our physical therapists will design a treatment plan for your unique needs and help you practice exercises you can do at home.

    Surgical options for pelvic pain

    We use less-invasive surgery options when possible to minimize recovery time and side effects. These specialized surgeries aren’t always available at other hospitals. We use these techniques to treat scar tissue, fibroids or endometriosis.

    In some cases, we may use hysterectomy to treat pelvic pain. Whenever possible, we use less-invasive surgery with smaller incisions and a shorter recovery time.