Women’s Health Specialists Of Central Florida
Gynecologists located in St. Cloud, FL, Orlando, FL, & Lake Nona, FL
Pelvic pain is common in women and can come and go with your menstrual cycle or be an ongoing concern. But no matter the cause or frequency, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Silpa Senchani, MD, FACOG, and her team at Women’s Health Specialists of Central Florida are women’s health experts and can determine the underlying cause of your pelvic pain and provide the most effective treatment. For an evaluation, call one of the offices in St. Cloud, Lake Nona, and Orlando, Florida, or book an appointment online.
Pelvic Pain Q & A
What is pelvic pain?
Pelvic pain refers to any discomfort you may experience in your lower abdominal area. The discomfort may only occur during certain times of the month or be an ongoing problem. You may also only experience pain during intercourse.
In this and other situations, your pain can vary and may range from a dull ache to sharp, shooting pain.
While pelvic pain is common in women, there’s no reason you need to simply suffer through it, especially if your pain is interfering with your quality of life. Dr. Senchani and her team at Women’s Health Specialists of Central Florida can find the underlying cause of your pain and provide treatment to help you get relief.
What causes pelvic pain?
Your pelvic pain may develop from any number of causes. Some of the most common gynecological causes include:
- Menstrual periods
- Fibroids or ovarian cysts
- Ectopic pregnancy
The pain may also develop from any other organ system located in your lower abdominal area, such as your digestive, urinary, or musculoskeletal system.
How is pelvic pain diagnosed?
Because of the vast number of causes of pelvic pain, Dr. Senchani and her team at Women’s Health Specialists of Central Florida conduct comprehensive examinations when you come in with concerns about pelvic pain.
During your exam, your specialist may review your symptoms and medical history, conduct a physical and pelvic exam, and recommend diagnostic imaging, such as an ultrasound.
In some cases, Dr. Senchani may recommend laparoscopic surgery, which is a minimally invasive procedure that allows her to take a closer look at your reproductive organs and provide any necessary treatment. This procedure is performed at the hospital.
What treatments can improve my pelvic pain?
Treatment for your pelvic pain depends on the underlying cause. You may be able to get some relief with over-the-counter pain medication, rest, or heat. Hormonal birth control pills may also help.
If necessary, Dr. Senchani can perform a surgical procedure to fix the underlying cause of your pelvic pain.
Pelvic pain may be common, but that doesn’t mean it’s something you simply have to endure. For an evaluation and treatment plan, call Women’s Health Specialists of Central Florida today or request an appointment online.
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