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Pelvic Pain Specialist

OB-GYN Associates of Marietta

Obstetrics and Gynecologist located in Marietta, GA & Woodstock, GA

If you suffer from pelvic pain, especially if it’s accompanied by other symptoms like irregular bleeding, consult the experts at OB-GYN Associates of Marietta for evaluation and treatment. Women who live in and around Marietta and Woodstock, Georgia, don’t have to suffer disruptive, severe pelvic pain. Call one of the offices or schedule online to learn how you can get your pelvic pain resolved.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

When should I seek medical consultation for pelvic pain?

Pain in your lower belly and pelvis may indicate problems in your reproductive or urinary systems. Pain that is concerning may be dull or sharp, or may radiate to your lower back, buttocks, or thighs.

Pelvic pain may be constant, or it can come and go. Even if you only notice it during specific events, such as intercourse or urination, it’s important to have it evaluated.

What other symptoms accompany pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain that’s accompanied by other specific symptoms can be especially concerning. Definitely seek consultation from the team at OB-GYN Associates of Marietta if you also experience:

  • Vaginal bleeding or spotting
  • Bloating and gas
  • Worsening menstrual cramps
  • Fever

These symptoms can sometimes be a sign of an infection, fibroids, inflammatory disease, or endometriosis.

What are common causes of pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain can result from a number of conditions, most of which can be treated successfully. Possible reasons you have pelvic pain include:

  • Menstrual cramps or ovulation pain
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease

If you’re pregnant, pelvic pain can be an indication of miscarriage, so seek treatment right away.

How is the cause of pelvic pain diagnosed?

Blood and urine tests and a thorough physical exam help the doctors determine the cause of your pelvic pain. You may also be tested for a sexually transmitted disease.

Depending on your symptoms, other tests may be conducted. These include:

  • Pelvic X-rays or ultrasounds
  • CT scans of the uterus and abdomen
  • Hysteroscopy to examine the uterus

These tests can reveal issues, such as fibroids or cysts, that may be the cause of your pelvic pain.

How is pelvic pain treated?

Treatment for pelvic pain depends on the cause. If you’ve been diagnosed with a condition such as fibroids or cysts, you may need minimally invasive surgery to excise the offending tissue. Hormone treatment alleviates pain that’s caused by heavy menstrual bleeding and cramps.

To have your pelvic pain evaluated and treated, contact the expert team at OB-GYN Associates of Marietta at one of their offices or schedule using the booking tool on this website.