Pelvic Pain in Norcross, GA

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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.

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.

What Are the Symptoms of Pelvic Pain?

Female pelvic pain is a multifaceted issue that can stem from various health conditions, each contributing to discomfort in its unique way. Women may experience pelvic pain due to bladder disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, past sexual trauma, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, among other health issues. Recognizing the symptoms associated with these conditions is crucial for timely diagnosis and effective treatment. Common symptoms of female pelvic pain include:

  • Persistent or intermittent pain in the lower abdomen or pelvic area
  • Pain during intercourse which may be sharp or aching
  • Abnormal bleeding, such as unusually heavy menstrual bleeding or bleeding between periods
  • Urinary issues, including urgency, frequent urination, or pain during urination
  • Increased pelvic pain during menstruation or ovulation
  • Abdominal pressure or fullness, especially in the pelvic region
  • Painful bowel movements or gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Lower back pain can range from mild to severe
  • Nausea and vomiting, particularly related to ovarian cysts or other pelvic issues

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.

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