Gynecologists located in Midtown East, Murray Hill, New York, NY & Forest Hills, NY
When you have pelvic pain, it can result from a number of conditions, including menstrual cramping and dangerous sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). At Elite Gynecology in Manhattan, Dr. Guichard and Dr. Molly McBride can find what’s causing your pelvic pain and develop a treatment that works to eliminate it. Dr. McBride takes a friendly and holistic approach to your women’s health needs and treats all patients with compassionate respect. To finally find a solution to your pelvic pain, call New York’s Elite Gynecology today or use the online booking tool to schedule your appointment.
Pelvic Pain Q & A
What are the symptoms of pelvic pain?
Pelvic pain manifests in your lower abdomen and pelvic region. The pain may be sharp or dull and may come and go. Sometimes pelvic pain can feel like a mild, nagging cramp, while other times it can make you double over in pain.
Your pelvic pain may worsen at certain times, such as after you eat or during intercourse.
Other symptoms may accompany your pelvic pain, including:
- Pain with urinating
- Vaginal discharge
- Breakthrough bleeding
If your pelvic pain lasts for six months or more, becomes so severe that it interferes with your daily living, or prevents you from working out, sleeping, or having sex, contact Dr. McBride for an exam.
What causes pelvic pain?
Pelvic pain can result from a number of issues. Problems may involve your reproductive, urinary, or digestive system, or even stem from a pulled or strained muscle. If you experience chronic pelvic pain, which lasts six months or longer, the cause may be:
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Menstrual cramps
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Uterine fibroids
- Weakened pelvic floor
Certain cancers, especially those of the uterus and ovaries, can also result in pelvic pain.
How do you treat pelvic pain?
The underlying cause of your pelvic pain determines how Dr. McBride treats your condition. She may recommend:
Your doctor may prescribe different types of medications to help with your pelvic pain. If your pain results from an infection, such as a UTI or an STD like chlamydia, she prescribes antibiotics. She can also treat early PID with antibiotics.
If you suffer from endometriosis, Dr. McBride may recommend a hormonal treatment. When pelvic pain results from heavy menstruation, hormonal treatments like birth control pills may lower your symptoms.
Physical therapy or exercises
Physical therapy and at-home exercises can reduce pelvic pain associated with a weakened pelvic floor and help strengthen your pelvic supports. Exercises can also improve pelvic pain associated with menstruation.
In some cases of ovarian cysts, fibroids, ectopic pregnancy, or endometriosis, you may need surgery to address the underlying cause of your pelvic pain. In severe cases, Dr. McBride may suggest a hysterectomy (the surgical removal of your uterus).
If pelvic pain interferes with your life, it’s time to find a solution to your suffering. Call Elite Gynecology today to schedule or use the online booking agent.
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