Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates
Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Atlanta, GA
Pelvic pain that occurs regularly disrupts your quality of life and may indicate a gynecological problem. The team at Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates in Atlanta, Georgia, evaluates, diagnoses, and treats pelvic pain, so you find relief and minimize the risk of complications. Whether your pain is constant, intermittent, or occurs only with certain activities, like sexual intercourse, it deserves evaluation. Call the office on Peachtree Road or Collier Road today to arrange an appointment or use the online tool to schedule.
Pelvic Pain Q & A
What is pelvic pain?
Pelvic pain occurs below the belly button, in the lower region of your torso. This area consists of muscles, connective tissues, and nerves that are critical to sexual health, maintenance of fecal and urinary continence, and support of organs.
The pelvic region also holds the female reproductive organs as well as other organs, like your bladder and large intestine. Pelvic pain can indicate a problem in any of these structures.
Pelvic pain varies depending on the cause. It may show up as:
Pelvic pain can radiate to your buttocks, back, or thighs. It may also only appear or intensify when you have sexual intercourse, use the bathroom, or exert yourself.
Additional symptoms like heavy vaginal bleeding, bloating and gas, constipation or diarrhea, or fever may accompany pelvic pain.
What are the possible causes of pelvic pain?
Pelvic pain can occur in conjunction with normal ovulation or your period. It can sometimes indicate a problem with one of the organs responsible for reproduction or urination. Infection and problems with the connective tissue or muscles in the pelvis can also cause pelvic pain.
Potential reasons you’re experiencing pelvic pain include:
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy
- Sexually transmitted disease
- Yeast or urinary tract infection
- Ovarian cysts
- Uterine fibroids
Non-gynecological reasons for pelvic pain include kidney stones, irritable bowel syndrome, and appendicitis. If your pelvic pain comes on suddenly and intensely, seek care immediately.
How is pelvic pain treated?
Treatment depends on the cause of your pelvic pain. You may benefit from prescription medications, like antibiotics, if you have an STD or a urinary tract infection.
Pelvic pain resulting from ovarian cysts, fibroids, or endometriosis may require minimally invasive surgery. The experienced surgical team at Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates makes these procedures as easy as possible, so you get relief and recover quickly.
Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates also offers hormonal treatments, like birth control pills and pelvic floor rehabilitation exercises.
If you’re experiencing pelvic pain that’s interfering with your life, call Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates today or use the online tool to schedule an appointment.
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