Pelvic Pain

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Marietta and Powder Springs, GA

 Pelvic Pain

About Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain isn’t something you should simply tolerate as part of being a woman. It can have many gynecological causes that require evaluation and treatment so you avoid complications and find relief. The team of gynecologists at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates assess your pelvic pain and help you find a resolution. The practice has offices in Marietta and Powder Springs, Georgia. Call or book your appointment online today.

Pelvic Pain Q&A

When should I be concerned about pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain doesn’t always signal a serious medical condition. Issues like ovulation or PMS can cause pelvic pain but are usually manageable with over-the-counter interventions.

Pelvic pain that’s persistent, stabbing, shooting, or regular should be of concern. You may experience a dull ache in the area below your belly button or have more severe pain. 

Even if your pain only occurs with certain activities, such as intercourse or urination, it deserves a medical evaluation.

What are the common causes of pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain can have many causes. Gynecological reasons for pelvic pain include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease 

Though not common, interstitial cystitis is another possible cause of pelvic pain. This condition is characterized by recurring pelvic pain and pressure, discomfort in the bladder, and urinary complaints. 

Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates specializes in identifying interstitial cystitis and providing care to help you find relief.

How is the cause of pelvic pain diagnosed?

You’ll undergo a comprehensive exam when you come to Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates with concerns about pelvic pain. 

The team reviews your family and personal medical history. They also perform a physical exam, with an emphasis on your pelvic exam.

You’ll undergo blood tests, urinalysis, STD testing, and an ultrasound. Your provider may order an MRI to get a better look at your pelvic region.

How is pelvic pain treated?

Treatment for pelvic pain depends on the underlying cause. If you have an infection — whether it’s a urinary tract infection, certain STDs, or vaginitis — your provider will prescribe antibiotics and temporary pain medication.

If you have structural irregularities, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, or ovarian cysts, minimally invasive surgery may be the best course of treatment.

Ultimately, the team at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates wants to help you feel better and learn how to manage symptoms of pelvic pain. They’ll determine the best course of treatment according to your personal health, symptoms, and condition.

If you’re suffering from pelvic pain, schedule an appointment at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates for evaluation and treatment. Call or book online today.