Is my pelvic pain due to a gynecologic condition? If you are asking this question, it is time to find answers. When you have the pain and other gynecologic symptoms, it’s always best to talk with a gynecologist like Dr. Michael Glass to get answers and discover the cause.
A Common Complaint
Strange pains in the pelvic area are one of the most common complaints a gynecologist hears. Whether your pains are sharp, dull, or you feel pressure in that area, don’t put off seeing Dr. Glass. Does it occur before you get your period, after you pee, or after having sexual intercourse? These are all important pieces of information that can lead to a diagnosis.
Pelvic pain can be due to any number of conditions that are benign or easily treatable, so don’t panic. Gather all the pertinent symptoms and information about your pain and make an appointment.
Possible Causes For Pelvic Pain
Pain in the pelvic area may be caused by a problem with one of the reproductive organs: the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, or vagina.
This condition occurs when the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus. This abnormal tissue can grow on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, the outer surface of the uterus, or on other parts of the pelvis. The pain is common during a woman’s period and can affect females as young as 15.
These benign growths in the uterus can be a painful problem for many women. They begin to develop and affect women during childbearing years, however, a woman can have them at any age. Not all women will have fibroid symptoms.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
PID is caused by an infection in one of the reproductive organs. Usually a bacteria spreads from the vagina or cervix to the other organs. Gonorrhea or chlamydia is commonly the culprit.
An ovarian cyst is a fluid filled sac growing in or on the ovaries. Although harmless, they can cause pelvic pressure or pain. This pain can include your lower back. You may notice this pain before or after your period.
If you experience severe and sudden pain, it could be a pregnancy that occurs outside the uterus.
Some other causes of pelvic pain include: a UTI, appendicitis, uterine or cervical cancer, or a miscarriage.
Don’t wait to have pelvic pain looked at by your gynecologist. In most cases, it can be diagnosed and treated easily and quickly once your doctor knows the cause.