What causes pelvic pain?
Did you know that one in seven women suffer from chronic pelvic pain? If you are currently seeking treatment, you are not alone. Chronic pelvic pain is a disorder that is far more likely to affect women than men. It is a condition or number of conditions that can be related to one or more factors affecting the reproductive or other internal organs.
Several factors can lead to pelvic pain for women. In many cases, the doctor has already made a clear diagnosis and has started an embarked treatment plan. Your doctor may have narrowed down the cause of your pelvic pain with:
- Pelvic exam: A pelvic exam can help to reveal if there are abnormal growths, pelvic floor problems, infections or tenderness.
- Ultrasound: An ultrasound can determine if there are any masses or cysts with sound waves that produce imagery.
- Lab tests: It is important to rule out causes such as gonorrhea and chlamydia. Medical professionals can also examine your blood for any issues, as well as your urine.
- CT scan and MRI: These types of imaging tests can help to detect anything abnormal in the reproductive organs.
- Laparoscopy: The doctor must perform a laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedure in some cases to ascertain the cause of the pelvic pain. Your doctor will make a small incision to check for any abnormal tissue or infections. It can also detect chronic pelvic inflammatory disease.
Do I need surgery for pelvic pain?
If you have tried other methods such as physical therapy and medications and they have not been successful, you may require surgery to ultimately treat the cause. Surgeons may treat the following causes of pelvic pain if other methods have not been successful.
- Growths on the uterus: Non-cancerous growths can be removed with surgery.
- Endometriosis: Doctors may need to surgically remove the tissue that lines the uterus when it appears in other parts of the body with endometriosis.
- Laparoscopy: Laparoscopy may be required to understand the source of pelvic pain.
Several conditions can cause chronic pelvic pain. In some cases, they are not related to the reproductive organs, but other organs in the pelvic area. That is why proper diagnosis is an extremely important part of resolving pelvic pain.
What types of surgery treat pelvic pain?
To correct the underlying cause and bring relief, your doctor may recommend one of the following types of surgical procedures:
- Nerve disconnections: When other surgeries are not possible or have failed, disconnecting nerves in the pelvic area can bring relief.
- Laparoscopic surgery: Surgeons can utilize laparoscopic surgery to remove endometrial tissue from areas other than the uterine lining. They will make a small incision and insert a viewing instrument into the affected area.
- Hysterectomy: A hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus. Some cases of pelvic pain may necessitate performing a hysterectomy for resolution.
Why choose IBI Healthcare Institute?
- Our highly experienced surgeons, experts in their fields, will sit down with you and thoroughly review the history of your situation to ensure that we evaluate your entire background before your procedure.
- We offer a private luxury surgical center with top-rated surgeons at surprisingly affordable prices.
- Trust only the most experienced surgeons specifically trained in cosmetic and reconstructive vaginal procedures with your procedure as pelvic pain is a specialized area.