Pelvic Pain Specialist

Virtuosa GYN

OB-GYNs located in San Antonio, TX

Pelvic pain can range from mild discomfort to debilitating pain that prevents you from even leaving home. Although some causes of pelvic pain can be embarrassing or upsetting, you can receive discreet, compassionate care at Virtuosa GYN in San Antonio, Texas. The doctors at Virtuosa GYN assist women with pelvic pain every day. If you want solutions to end your suffering, call Virtuosa GYN or schedule a consultation online today.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What is pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain is most often felt in the lower abdominal area but can extend through your abdomen and low back. Due to the many potential causes of pelvic pain, your symptoms may change with your menstrual cycle or be constant. Depending on the cause and the structures involved in your pelvis, your pain may feel dull, achy, sharp, throbbing, or stabbing.

What causes pelvic pain?

Many women experience pelvic pain at some point in their lives due to menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea), urinary tract infections (UTIs), sexual intercourse, pregnancy, or miscarriage. Other causes of pelvic pain include:

  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Pelvic infections or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Adenomyosis
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Vulvodynia
  • Ovarian cancer

How is pelvic pain diagnosed?

Pelvic pain symptoms often overlap, so you may have more than one cause or condition. The doctors at Virtuosa GYN have the experience and advanced training required to solve your pelvic pain problems.

Your doctor asks a series of questions to understand the symptoms, the location of the pain, and pain triggers. During a pelvic exam, she looks for signs of discomfort, swelling, inflammation, and abnormal growths that may indicate a structural cause.

Further testing is needed in some cases, including blood and urine samples, X-rays, an MRI, a pelvic ultrasound, a biopsy, and laparoscopy. Your doctor orders specialized testing, if indicated, in cases with organ involvement, like pelvic organ prolapse or urinary incontinence.

Your doctor diagnoses the cause of your pelvic pain after exploring all potential causes and overlapping symptoms to provide you with the best treatment options.

How is pelvic pain treated?

Pelvic pain is treated based on your diagnosis, symptoms, and lifestyle.

Conservative therapies include pelvic floor exercises and pessaries to support the pelvic floor. Medications may be necessary to heal infections, relax overactive bladder muscles, regulate hormones, and relieve pain.

Other causes may require more advanced options, including minor surgeries to relieve symptoms and pain from adenomyosis, endometriosis, and fibroids. The doctors at Virtuosa GYN specialize in robotic laparoscopic surgeries, successfully performing nearly 900 surgeries in the past nine years.

No matter the cause of your pelvic pain, a consultation and examination at Virtuosa GYN provides you with the answers and solutions you need for relief. Pelvic pain treatment is available. Call or schedule your visit online today.

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