Studies show that 15% of women who are in their childbearing years experience pelvic pain, making it a common and unfortunate problem. At Monroe OBGYN, Dr. Martin Pakideh and Dr. Soudabeh Ahadi have extensive experience helping their patients in Monroe, Michigan, overcome debilitating pelvic pain, allowing them to get back to a better quality of life. If you’re suffering from pelvic pain, call or fill out the online form to request an appointment.
Pelvic Pain Q & A
What is pelvic pain?
While the answer to this question may seem obvious, pelvic pain presents itself quite differently depending on the underlying condition. For example, the pain can be dull and nagging, or it can be acute pain following sex or urination. The pain can be confined to your pelvic region or extend out to your low back, buttocks, and thighs.
Often, pelvic pain is worse during your period and is accompanied by heavy bleeding.
All of these distinctions are important in helping the Monroe OBGYN team pinpoint the root of the problem.
What causes pelvic pain?
There are a number of conditions that lead to pelvic pain, including:
- Uterine fibroids
- Menorrhagia, or heavy bleeding
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Adenomyosis (a thickening of your uterus)
- Cancer, in rare cases
The first three on this list account for the lion’s share of pelvic pain. The good news is that the doctors at Monroe OBGYN offer a number of effective solutions to help relieve your pain.
How do you treat pelvic pain?
The answer to this depends entirely on the diagnosis of your pelvic pain. In evaluating your pain, Drs. Ahadi and Pakideh leave no stone unturned. They rely on a review of your symptoms, a physical exam, and advanced diagnostic imaging to get to the bottom of your issue in order to help you find relief. Monroe OBGYN has on-site sonography, allowing your doctor to quickly identify your medical issue and saving you valuable time and effort.
If your pelvic pain is due to cysts on your ovaries or endometriosis, hormonal contraception can help. If uterine fibroids are behind your pain, your Monroe OBGYN doctor may remove them.
How can NovaSure® help pelvic pain?
One of the leading causes of pelvic pain is heavy bleeding, which can stem from a problem in your endometrial lining. To put an end to heavy bleeding, the doctors at Monroe OBGYN offer NovaSure, a quick, five-minute procedure that removes the lining of your uterus.
Using a special tool, your doctor inserts a mesh into your uterus that expands to cover the interior. Once in place, the doctor sends radiofrequency energy through the mesh for 90 seconds and then removes it.
With your lining eliminated, you should see a dramatic reduction, if not cessation, of your pelvic pain and heavy bleeding. Note that this procedure is designed only for women who have ended their childbearing.
If you’d like to find relief from your pelvic pain, call Monroe OBGYN or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.