Pelvic Pain Specialist in Kennesaw, GA
Many women experience pelvic pain. However, if your pain is constant or it alters your quality of life, then you need Angel Paas, MD, at Kennesaw Gynecology in Kennesaw, Georgia, to perform a comprehensive evaluation to identify the underlying cause of your pelvic pain so she can provide the most beneficial treatment. To get answers to your gynecological questions, call the office today or book an appointment online.
Pelvic Pain Q & A
What should I know about pelvic pain?
Pelvic pain refers to discomfort or pressure that you experience anywhere in your abdomen below your navel. The discomfort may be intermittent or constant and may cause a dull aching sensation and/or sharp pains. You may also experience other symptoms with your pelvic pain, such as:
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Lower back pain
- Abnormal vaginal discharge
If you’re experiencing pelvic pain, contact the team at Kennesaw Gynecology today so you can get the help and relief you need.
What are gynecological causes of pelvic pain?
You may be experiencing pelvic pain for many different reasons. In most cases, pelvic pain develops from a gynecological cause, such as:
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Fibroids or ovarian cysts
- Sexually transmitted diseases
Due to the range of gynecological causes, Dr. Paas conducts a comprehensive examination when you come in with complaints of pelvic pain. During her evaluation, she may review your symptoms and medical history and conduct a physical and pelvic exam. She may also recommend diagnostic testing, such as an ultrasound, MRI, or CT scan, to further evaluate your pelvic area.
If needed, Dr. Paas may also conduct a laparoscopy, which is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows her to take a closer look at your pelvic area to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. She may also be able to treat the cause of your pelvic pain during this surgical procedure.
Could my pain be due to another problem?
While gynecological issues are common causes of pelvic pain, other systems may be responsible for your discomfort. You may be experiencing the pelvic pain due to a urinary tract infection or kidney stones. Irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and foodborne illness are also common causes of pelvic pain.
What treatments can improve my pelvic pain?
Treatment for your pelvic pain may depend on the underlying cause. Dr. Paas develops a personalized plan based on the cause of your pelvic pain, the severity of your symptoms, and your medical history.
First-line treatment usually takes a conservative approach, which may include over-the-counter pain medication and rest. For certain gynecological conditions, hormone contraceptive therapy may be beneficial. In some cases, Dr. Paas may recommend surgery.