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Pelvic Pain

Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Ocean, NJ & Howell, NJ

Many women experience pelvic pain in varying degrees throughout the month. But if your pelvic pain is affecting your quality of life, help is available. The experienced and board-certified physicians at Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates, with offices in Ocean and Howell, New Jersey, specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic pain and can provide you with the care you need. For an appointment, call the office today or book online.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What is pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain is a general medical term that refers to the pain you experience in your lower abdominal region. The pain may range from a dull ache to a sharp, shooting pain, and occur only during certain times of the month or be a constant problem.

Your pain may be acute, sudden, and severe, and require immediate medical intervention. If you have pain that lasts longer than six months and doesn’t seem to be improving, then it’s considered to be chronic pelvic pain.

No matter the severity or the length of time you’ve been experiencing the pain, the team at Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates can help find the underlying cause of your pain.

What are common causes of pelvic pain?

Your pelvic pain may develop from a number of causes. Some of the most common gynecological causes include:

  • Menstruation (dysmenorrhea)
  • Twisted or ruptured ovary
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Miscarriage
  • Endometriosis
  • Prolapse
  • Fibroids

Pain in your pelvic area may also develop due to issues related to your digestive tract, urinary system, or nervous system.

How is pelvic pain diagnosed?

Your specialist at Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates conducts a comprehensive examination when you come in for concerns about pelvic pain. The specialists understand how frustrating the pain can be and do everything they can to help find the answers you’re looking for so you can get relief from your pain.

During your evaluation, your specialist reviews your symptoms and medical and sexual history. Then, your specialist conducts a physical and pelvic exam. Additional testing may also be recommended, such as an ultrasound, MRI, or blood work.

Your specialist may suggest laparoscopic surgery to confirm the cause of your pain. During this minimally invasive procedure, your specialist uses a surgical camera, referred to as a laparoscope, to get a closer look at your reproductive organs.

What treatments can improve my pelvic pain?

Treatment for your pelvic pain depends on the underlying cause, your symptoms, and your medical history. Your treatment may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery

Your specialist at Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates creates a treatment plan that best fits your needs and makes adjustments as needed.

For compassionate care, call the office today or book an appointment online.

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