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Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain can seriously interfere with your quality of life. It can arise due to several treatable issues. The qualified providers at Reston Women’s Center are skilled at diagnosing and treating pelvic pain. Call the office in Reston, Virginia or book an appointment online to find relief from pelvic pain.


Pelvic Pain Q & A

What are the Symptoms of Pelvic Pain?

When your lower abdominal area hurts, it’s called pelvic pain. Pelvic pain can occur anywhere between your belly button and above your legs. It may feel steady and constant or come and go, depending on what you’re doing. You may experience it in one specific spot, or it may distribute throughout the area.

Severe pelvic pain can interfere with daily activities and your ability to have sexual intercourse.

Pelvic pain may be accompanied by worsening PMS symptoms, vaginal bleeding or spotting, bloating and gas, pain during sexual intercourse, fever, and pain in your hip or groin. It can be stabbing and sharp, or dull and achy.

What Causes Pelvic Pain?

You may have pelvic pain that occurs in conjunction with ovulation or your period. It may also indicate a problem with one of your organs in the pelvic area, a symptom of an infection, or a problem in the connective tissue or muscles of the area. Specific issues that cause pelvic pain include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Yeast or urinary tract infections
  • Ovarian cysts or uterine fibroids

Pelvic pain can also arise due to non-gynecological issues, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), kidney stones, and appendicitis. If you’re having severe pain, it’s essential to have it evaluated immediately.

How is Pelvic Pain Diagnosed?

The team at Reston Women’s Center thoroughly reviews your symptoms and medical history and performs a comprehensive physical and pelvic exam. They may also order lab tests, X-rays, MRIs, or an ultrasound to get a better picture of your internal organs. It’s possible to have more than one condition causing your pain.

What are the Treatments for Pelvic Pain?

Your treatment depends on the cause of your pain. The team may prescribe medications, including antibiotics if you have an infection.

If your pain stems from a problem with one of your organs, surgery may be indicated. Cases of endometriosis, fibroids, or cysts are treatable with minimally invasive surgical procedures.

Call Reston Women’s Center or book an appointment online to have your pelvic pain diagnosed and treated effectively.