If you’re experiencing chronic pelvic pain, or ongoing pressure and discomfort in your pelvic area, you may benefit from a pelvic exam. At Northeast Ohio Urogynecology in Akron, Ohio, the experienced and compassionate urogynecology specialists can diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan that helps you feel and move more comfortably. To schedule an appointment for pelvic pain relief, call the office or book online today.
Pelvic pain occurs when you experience sensations of pain, discomfort, and pressure in your pelvic area. It can be a temporary (less than six weeks) or a long-term problem.
Pelvic pain may cause additional symptoms, such as:
In many cases, women with pelvic pain can benefit from a comprehensive pelvic exam. The exam is a preventive check for women, usually as part of their wellness visit.
Women of all ages should schedule a pelvic exam for several reasons. During a pelvic exam, your provider checks on your gynecological health and screens for any sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). A pelvic exam can also detect any signs of early-stage cancer, ovarian cysts, or uterine fibroids.
Some of the main causes of pelvic pain include:
Certain risk factors, including having endometriosis, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), may increase your risk of experiencing pelvic pain.
Pelvic pain diagnosis begins with a physical exam. Your Northeast Ohio Urogynecology provider will ask questions to better understand your symptoms and determine possible causes before they recommend testing.
To check your vaginal walls and cervix, your provider may perform a Pap smear test. They may use a small wand to swab the walls of your cervix to collect cells for testing. This can check for human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer.
They may also recommend a pelvic ultrasound to examine the organs in and around your pelvis. A pelvic ultrasound can help your provider ensure your reproductive organs are healthy.
Pelvic pain treatment is individualized (based on the root cause of your symptoms). Northeast Ohio Urogynecology offers a wide spectrum of treatments, including:
Depending on what other issues you’re having, your provider may recommend other treatment options. Because each case of pelvic pain is unique, there are also a variety of other approaches that your provider may recommend to relieve your symptoms.
To get the caring help you need for pelvic pain relief, please reach out to Northeast Ohio Urogynecology in Akron, Ohio, by calling the office or book online today.