It’s next to impossible to identify the cause of pelvic pain without a physical exam and diagnostic tests, and finding relief can be difficult without a diagnosis. At Phabulous Care Inc, OB/GYN Phabillia Afflack, MD, and her team provide home care and telehealth visits to address common issues causing pelvic pain, like menstrual cramps, uterine fibroids, or STDs. To schedule an evaluation in your home, hotel, or workplace, call the Calabasas office or book online today.
Pelvic pain can occur in either gender, but it’s a particularly common occurrence in women. It often comes from complications involving the female reproductive system, which includes a collection of organs like the uterus, ovaries, cervix, and fallopian tubes.
Pelvic pain isn’t always an isolated symptom either. Other symptoms that come with your pelvic pain can help the Phabulous Care Inc team narrow in on a diagnosis. Alongside the pain in your pelvis, you might experience:
If the symptoms alone are inconclusive, the cause of your pelvic pain may require further testing for diagnosis. The team at Phabulous Care Inc can provide STD screening tests, ultrasound imaging, and other helpful diagnostic tools.
A pelvic exam, along with any necessary tests and a review of your medical history, can lead to an accurate diagnosis of your pelvic pain. Once you have a diagnosis, the Phabulous Care Inc team can direct you to the right treatment or explore your options for pain relief.
Your pelvic pain might come from:
If your pelvic pain doesn’t stem from an issue in your reproductive organs, it might come from a urinary tract infection (UTI), appendicitis, a bladder disorder, a hernia, or a kidney infection. Pelvic pain that lasts for six months or longer and shows no improvement even with treatment is considered chronic pelvic pain.
Your pelvic pain course of treatment depends entirely on the specific diagnosis you receive. It may also be influenced by the severity of the pain, your health otherwise, and your own preferences.
If your pelvic pain comes from an infection, like a UTI or an STD, Phabulous Care Inc can prescribe antibiotics to relieve the infection entirely. In order for them to be effective, you must take the entire course.
Issues that come from the hormonal processes within your reproductive system may be treatable with other oral medications, like hormonal birth control. Pain medications like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications can provide some relief too.
Some severe cases of pelvic pain may require surgery to treat. Surgery can remove obstructions or growths contributing to pelvic pain and are often available with minimally invasive techniques.
Pelvic pain can be intense enough to make you miss work or keep you from enjoying yourself in your free time. To find out what’s causing your pelvic pain, call Phabulous Care Inc or schedule an appointment online right away.