Progressive Womens Health, PLLC
Asia Mohsin, MD
OBGYN located in Friendswood, TX
Pelvic pain is one of the most common reasons that women see their OB/GYN today. Fortunately, this type of pain is easily diagnosed and treated with the help of a skilled OB/GYN like Asia Mohsin, MD, at Progressive Womens Health in Friendswood, Texas. Put your pelvic pain in the past by booking your appointment. Call the office or use the online scheduler today.
Pelvic Pain Q & A
What does pelvic pain feel like?
Pelvic pain can be very different from one woman to another. The pain can be stabbing and piercing or dull but insistent. Many women have sporadic pelvic pain, but others have it daily or almost every day. Usually, pelvic pain covers your lower abdomen and pelvic areas, but sometimes it can radiate down to your lower back or even your buttocks.
Certain things may make pelvic pain worse. For example, many women experience the worst pelvic pain during ovulation and during their period. You may also experience pelvic pain while urinating, during sex, or at other times.
What causes pelvic pain?
Pelvic pain can happen for many reasons. Some of the most common causes of pelvic pain in women are:
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Sexually transmitted diseases
If you have pelvic pain, it’s important to work with Dr. Mohsin to discover the reason behind it. This allows you to get effective pain relief as fast as possible.
How does the doctor diagnose the cause of pelvic pain?
Dr. Mohsin starts by listening to your symptoms and issues. She typically performs a pelvic exam and may make a preliminary diagnosis based on that.
Often, with pelvic pain, you need further testing to clarify the cause. This may include blood testing to check hormone levels, ultrasound imaging, or minimally invasive procedures like laparoscopy or hysteroscopy. Once Dr. Mohsin determines what’s causing your pelvic pain, she can start your treatment as soon as possible.
How is pelvic pain treated?
Pelvic pain treatment can vary depending on its cause. Your treatment may include a variety of approaches, starting with the least invasive options first. Treatment options can include:
- Oral pain relievers
- Oral contraceptives
- Hormone therapy
- Tricyclic antidepressants
Surgical options for pelvic pain can include laparoscopy and hysteroscopy to remove adhesions (scar tissue) causing pelvic pain. If no other pelvic pain relief options work for you, hysterectomy (uterus removal) along with ovary removal (oophorectomy) may be an option to consider.
You can live free of pelvic pain if you get help from an experienced OB/GYN like Dr. Mohsin. Book your appointment at Progressive Womens Health online or by phone now.