About Pelvic Pain
Many women routinely experience cramps during their period, but any pelvic pain beyond usual menstrual cramps could be a sign of trouble in your body. The issue is often a symptom of another condition, which could potentially affect your reproductive health, as well as your overall quality of life. When unexplained pelvic pain becomes chronic (lasting longer than six months), it may be time to seek medical treatment. At Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta, our experienced team provides diagnostic testing that helps us uncover what is causing your pain. Contact our office near Norcross, GA to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gerry Sotomayor, and receive the compassionate care you deserve.
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"Love my Results but Scarring is Bad - I waited until I could do a real review. Now I’m over 3 months post-op. I first did a consultation the second week of March. Everything went well and told me I would be a candidate. The staff was really nice-A1. I met Dr Sotomayor briefly this day. I paid the deposit and scheduled for 2 weeks out for lower/upper ab and flanks (i wanted to do the back rolls as well but decided not to). I honestly booked on faith because the reviews were iffy. Day of surgery, I come in they take vitals and give me a “relaxation pill” and local anesthesia. Now here is where my problem lies but I was so out of it, I couldn’t respond at the time. I thought Dr Sotomayor was doing the surgery but it ended up being a lady named Dr. V. I feel she did me good but this def should’ve been communicated because I literally knew nothing about her. During the approx 2hr surgery, it was a bit painful but they acknowledged my pain and handled it great. I was sent home with instructions and meds.To sum this all up, I love my results considering I had a lot of fat-i think she said she got rid of 4000cc. After the lipo, i was not in a ton of pain but the itching and swelling is a beast. The scarring is bad. I have use Shea butter, Vitamin E oil and Bio Oil every single day, twice a day. The scarring has improved and hopefully will be non existent one day but only time and consistency will tell. If you are ok with scarring then go with them. The price was good considering I had a 35 BMI. My advice to Graceful Contours is to be up front about who will perform the surgery. I will add pics of my great outcome!"- C. / RealSelf / Jul 25, 2021
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Pelvic Pain Causes and Treatments
Female pelvic pain can vary in severity and may occur when you urinate, during or after sexual intercourse, or when you are constipated. It can be the result of a bladder condition, a sexually transmitted disease, sexual trauma, abnormal uterine growth (fibroids), endometriosis, ovarian cysts, or a number of other conditions. A thorough exam and diagnostic testing will be performed to allow Dr. Sotomayor to get to the root cause of your pelvic pain. Depending on your diagnosis, a holistic treatment plan will be provided. Some of our treatment options include pain management medication, dietary supplements, and guidance on recommended lifestyle changes. For patients who require more advanced care, Dr. Sotomayor specializes in performing minimally invasive laser treatments, as well as dilation and curettage, pelvic laparoscopy, and myomectomy.
Pelvic Pain FAQ
Can pregnancy cause pelvic pain?
Absolutely. As the baby grows and your body changes, some women might feel pelvic pain due to the stretching of ligaments or the baby's position. It's always a good idea to mention any pain to Dr. Sotomayor during pregnancy check-ups.
How is female pelvic pain and its causes diagnosed?
Gynecologists like Dr. Sotomayor usually start with a physical exam and discuss your symptoms. They might recommend tests like ultrasounds, blood tests, or a laparoscopy to get a closer look inside the pelvic region.
Can changes in my diet help alleviate pelvic pain?
Definitely. Some women notice that certain foods or drinks can trigger pain. Cutting back on things like caffeine, alcohol, or acidic foods might help. Keeping a food diary can be handy in spotting any patterns.
Treat the Cause of Your Pain
Pelvic pain could mean something is wrong in your body so it's important to pay attention to your symptoms. At Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta, every patient's unique concerns are taken seriously, and Dr. Sotomayor offers beneficial treatments to help women feel better again. Contact our caring team to schedule an appointment at our office near Norcross, GA.