Omaha Methodist Physician’s Clinic has a specialized clinic dedicated to the treatment of pelvic pain sufferers. Our OB/GYN Physicians can provide an initial diagnosis of pelvic pain.
Pelvic pain is a common condition for women. The cause is often obscure and in some cases, no disease is evident. Pain can be acute (sudden and severe) or chronic (constant or continually comes and goes).
Common sources of acute pelvic pain can include ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, urinary tract infection, twisted or ruptured ovarian cyst, appendicitis, miscarriage or threatened miscarriage, or ruptured fallopian tube.
Conditions that can cause chronic pain can include endometriosis, uterine fibroids, adhesions between internal organs and pelvic cavity, endometrial polyps, and cancers of the reproductive tract.
Your OB/GYN will review your medical history and perform a complete physical exam including a pelvic exam to help diagnose your condition. In addition, you will most likely be asked questions relating to your pain including:
- What is the frequency and duration of the pain?
- What does the pain feel like?
- When did the pain occur and under what circumstances?
Other diagnostic procedures to determine diagnosis may include:
- Pregnancy test
- Cervix cell culture
- Blood tests
- CT Scan
Treatment for pelvic pain problems varies due to the number of reasons for such pain. However, it may include antibiotic medications, pain medication, exercise, or oral contraceptives. In some cases, surgery may be suggested.