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Pelvic Pain

Dr. DeLeon's Woman's Health Care

OB/GYN & Wellness Center located in Rockwall, TX

While some pelvic pain is mild and harmless, other pelvic pain can be highly distracting or even debilitating. OB/GYN physician Luis DeLeon Usuga, MD, at Dr. DeLeon’s Woman’s Health Care in Rowlett, Texas, can assess your pelvic pain and determine whether yours is cause for concern. If you have pelvic pain that isn’t going away on its own and wish to find treatment, call Dr. DeLeon’s Woman’s Health Care today.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What is pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain is any pain, pressure, or discomfort that occurs in your lower abdominal area. It can be dull and constant or shooting and sharp. In any case, pelvic pain may indicate an issue with one of your female organs, especially if the pain occurs during sex or your period.

Your pelvic pain may occur for short periods of time or it may be long lasting and appear to have no end in sight. In any case, pelvic pain is not desirable and can start to get in the way of your ability to exercise, work, and fully enjoy yourself.

What’s causing my pelvic pain?

There are many possible causes of pelvic pain. Common causes include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Adhesions of scar tissue between organs
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Period cramps
  • Anxiety

Finding the cause of your pelvic pain may take multiple doctors’ visits and tests. Your doctor will likely give you a pelvic exam if the cause is not immediately apparent upon examining you. You may also need to have your blood or urine taken for testing.

What can I do to alleviate pelvic pain at home?

There are several steps you can take at home to ease your pelvic pain, especially if the pain isn’t debilitatingly severe. You can:

  • Take non-prescription pain relievers
  • Use a warm compress
  • Take a warm bath
  • Massage the area
  • Get plenty of rest

If the pain persists or becomes more severe, you may have a problem that requires treatment from a doctor.

When should I seek treatment from a doctor for pelvic pain?

If your pelvic pain starts suddenly or severely, you should see your doctor to test for and rule out any severe causes. You should also see your doctor if your pain stops you from living your life and doing your work normally.

Even if you are on the fence about visiting the doctor specifically for your pelvic pain, you should bring it up at your next checkup or physical exam. If the pain is new or worsening, your doctor will likely recommend testing.

If pelvic pain is bothering you without an apparent cause or quick fix, call Dr. DeLeon’s Woman’s Health Care for diagnosis and treatment.