We Will Treat Your Pelvic Pain Safely and Effectively
If you are experiencing pelvic pain, there is no better place to go for treatment than Manhattan Reproductive Surgery Center in New York, NY. Our highly-trained staff is adept at diagnosing and treating pelvic pain in patients from the Greater New York City area, Southern New Jersey, Connecticut, and beyond. At our stand-alone ambulatory surgical center focused on reproductive surgery, we are committed to our patients’ health and well-being. Furthermore, we aim to provide an individualized experience in a comfortable setting. Our board-certified physicians use state-of-the-art equipment and will address all of your pelvic concerns safely and efficiently. We have compiled answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below, but please feel free to call our friendly staff with any others of your own.
What Should I Know About Pelvic Pain?
Pelvic pain is often an indicator of a gynecological problem, but it could also develop due to muscle issues or problems with nearby organs and tissues. It spans the spectrum from dull, uncomfortable pressure to sharp pains. Regardless of what you are experiencing, you should visit Manhattan Reproductive Surgery Center for a medical examination. If the pain lingers for more than a day or two, let our doctors take a look to determine its cause.
What Conditions May Cause Pelvic Pain?
A wide variety of conditions or issues can cause pelvic pain in women of all ages. It is important to understand why you are experiencing pain so that we can effectively manage it. Among the most common causes of pelvic pain are:
- Menstrual Pain and Cramping – This is the most common reason for pelvic pain. More than 50% of women will endure at least some pain during each cycle.
- Adenomyosis – This occurs when the glands and stroma of the uterine lining invade the uterus’s muscle layer.
- Endometriosis – This condition is marked by uterine tissue that is growing outside of the womb.
- Ovarian Cyst – An ovarian cyst is the result of the ovaries failing to release an egg. It can also cause bloating and pressure.
- Pelvic Adhesions – Scar tissue caused by infections, endometriosis, or other issues may result in pelvic pain.
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease – Infections caused by bacteria spread from the vagina to the uterus can cause pelvic and lower abdominal pain.
- Uterine Fibroids – These are lumps of fibrous tissue and muscle in the uterus.
How Will You Diagnose My Pelvic Pain?
The first step toward diagnosing your pelvic pain is a complete physical examination. In some instances, a general physical exam will help us identify the problem right away. We ask that you also let us know when the pain started, if there are times when it is worse than others, and if it is related to your menstrual cycle or sex. During a pelvic exam, we will observe how you sit and stand; apply pressure to various areas of your abdomen and pelvis; and feel for anything unusual inside your vagina, uterus, or rectum. Additionally, we may perform imaging tests such as transvaginal ultrasound, hysterosonogram (HSN), or hyterosalpingogram (HSG) for further information. If we are still unclear of the reason for your pain, our team may recommend a laparoscopy or a hysteroscopy to examine the inside of your uterus and take tissue samples for testing in a lab.
How Can You Treat Pelvic Pain?
Your pelvic pain treatment plan will depend on the cause of your pain. After a thorough pelvic exam and imaging tests, we will be able to assess what type of treatment will serve you best. For infections, we usually prescribe pain-relieving medications, antibiotics, or hormonal medications. However, if you have large fibroids, cysts, endometriosis, or adenomyosis, it may be necessary to perform minimally-invasive surgery to remove the growths.
What Can I Do to Address Pelvic Pain?
The best thing to do to prevent or relieve pelvic pain is to schedule regular checkups at Manhattan Reproductive Surgery Center. We can monitor your health and well-being while also ensuring prompt treatment whenever your pelvic pain symptoms arise. Our team can also explain lifestyle changes that may help minimize your risk of developing conditions associated with pelvic pain.
Contact Manhattan Reproductive Surgery Center Today
Regardless of whether your pelvic pain is sharp or dull, it is essential to visit Manhattan Reproductive Surgery Center for fast, efficient treatment. We specialize in reproductive surgery and treating conditions associated with your reproductive health. Our highly-skilled surgeons in New York City are committed to providing a safe, individualized experience for all of our patients. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.