Pelvic pain is common in women but could be a sign of a serious gynecological condition requiring treatment. If pelvic pain is severe or long-lasting, Arathi Veeraswamy, MD, and Brooke Maclennan, CNM, can diagnose and treat its cause at Reno Tahoe Women's Health in Reno, Nevada. If you’re experiencing prolonged or recurrent pain in your pelvic area, schedule an appointment over the phone or online.
Pelvic pain is discomfort in your lower abdomen. It might present as:
Pelvic discomfort could be a sign of a serious gynecological problem, which is why seeing your Reno Tahoe Women’s Health provider right away for an evaluation is important.
Numerous factors can lead to pelvic pain, some of which are related to women’s health conditions. Examples include:
Other causes of pelvic pain include appendicitis, colon cancer, constipation, other digestive issues, kidney stones, urinary tract infections (UTIs), hernias, and intestinal obstruction.
To diagnose the cause of pelvic pain, your Reno Tahoe Women’s Health provider reviews your symptoms and asks questions about your medical history. They complete a pelvic exam and may use blood tests or imaging procedures, such as MRIs, CT scans, or ultrasound, to make a diagnosis.
During laparoscopy, your provider uses a thin lighted tube with a tiny camera attached to it to get a better view of the inside of pelvic organs and detect abnormal tissue or other signs of gynecological conditions. During this diagnostic procedure, they can remove abnormal tissue or growths.
Your personalized pelvic pain treatment plan is based on what’s causing the pain. Your Reno Tahoe Women’s Health provider might recommend:
Minor surgical procedures your provider might recommend to relieve pelvic pain include dilation and curettage (D&C), laparoscopy, hysterectomy, endometrial ablation, colpopexy to repair vagina prolapse, or colporrhaphy to repair issue with the vaginal wall. You can go home the same day as the procedure.
The Reno Tahoe Women’s Health team uses the most advanced OB/GYN technology and procedures available to treat the cause of pelvic pain and restore your quality of life. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online at the first sign of long-lasting or severe discomfort.