Pelvic Pain Treatment in Los Angeles
Those who have experienced pelvic pain realize that it is one of the most disruptive, confusing, and potentially complex medical problems to deal with. Trips to the emergency rooms and multiple doctors are not unusual. A significant portion of Dr. Tahery’s practice is dedicated to evaluating and treating women with pelvic pain.
Most Common Causes of Chronic Pelvic Pain
Growth of endometrial tissue outside of the uterine cavity causing painful menstruation, infertility and bloody ovary cysts.
Adenomyosis is the engorgement of the uterine muscle with endometrial glands leading to extreme pain and heavy bleeding.
Types of Chronic Pelvic Pain That We Treat in Our Office
Acute pain is defined as pain that appears over a short period of time and usually presents as a warning sign that something is medically wrong and needs immediate attention. Example of such a problem is a ruptured tubal pregnancy or ovarian cyst, appendicitis, torn muscle or ligament. These problems are usually best evaluated in the emergency rooms of a hospital due to the immediate nature and possibility of an immediate requirement for treatment.
Chronic pain is defined as pain that appears slowly and is persistent or intermittent and develops over a prolonged period of time. These pains can be cyclical and coincide with menstruation, and ovulation, such as pain from endometriosis, or hormonal migraine headaches.
Some pains that have random presentations
These pains may initially present as intermittent and with time become continuous. Advanced endometriosis, fibroids, irritable bowel syndrome, and interstitial cystitis may be some of these pains.
All these conditions cane readily diagnosed and treated, best at early presentation, but nevertheless even at an advanced stage, in our office. We strive to relieve pain and restore health and vitality to your body and mind.
What is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)?
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease or PID as it is commonly known refers to a number of inflammations and infections in a woman’s reproductive organs which can lead to pelvic pain or infertility. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) which may be caused by untreated STDs or other infections usually affects the ovaries, uterus or fallopian tubes.
Is uterus pain in early pregnancy normal?
Uterus pain in early pregnancy is not uncommon and should not be cause for concern because the pain may be caused by the ligaments that start to stretch as the fetus grows, constipation or other non serious factors may also be causing the uterus pain. However, all these should be temporary and you should seek medical attention if they persist or are accompanied by other symptoms such as bleeding.
How is Pelvic Pain Diagnosed?
Your OB/GYN or healthcare provider will assess your symptoms and then carry out a pelvic exam in order to diagnose the pelvic pain. Sometimes depending on the symptoms or complexity of your pelvic pain, you might have to take additional tests such as MRI, X-rays, ultrasound, diagnostic Laparoscopy, hysteroscopy and CT scan.
What are the most common symptoms of pelvic pain?
Pelvic pain has multiple causes such as endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts and adenomyosis. Pelvic pain can be dull, achy, sharp or crampy and most women experience it during intercourse, when urinating or when exercising.
What are pelvic pain treatment options?
Treatment for pelvic pain will be determined by what is causing it after careful evaluation. There are various treatment options available depending on the cause of the pelvic pain and these treatments include pain relievers, surgical procedures, hormone therapies, nutritional and physical therapy.