Fibroids, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, or other conditions affecting your reproductive system can cause pelvic pain. At The Women’s Center in LaGrange, Georgia, expert board-certified physician James Bendell, MD, PhD, offers a wide range of pelvic pain solutions, from medication to surgery. Click online scheduling or call the office to book your consultation now.
There are many different reasons for pelvic pain. Usually, it’s related to your reproductive organs, particularly your uterus and ovaries. But, you might also have pelvic pain with urinary tract and bowel issues. At The Women’s Center, Dr. Bendell is an extremely experienced physician who can diagnose and treat all the causes of pelvic pain.
Pelvic pain diagnosis starts with a pelvic exam and a complete review of your symptoms. Describe your pelvic pain in as much detail as possible, including the intensity, timing, and duration, to help Dr. Bendell determine which tests to start with.
Generally, you need blood and urine tests, so Dr. Bendell can look for hormone imbalance and other problems. For some conditions, like endometriosis, you might need a minimally invasive diagnostic laparoscopy to diagnose the problem. Other tests you could need for diagnosis of pelvic pain include cystoscopy and colonoscopy.
Pelvic pain treatment depends mainly on what causes the problem. Other factors like whether you’re struggling with fertility issues may also play a role. Some of the options generally include:
Medication can include pain relievers for short-term relief. Dr. Bendell can also prescribe medication to help correct the root cause of your pelvic pain. For example, if you’re suffering from long and painful periods due to uterine fibroids, Dr. Bendell might prescribe hormones to shrink your fibroids and lighten your periods.
But, medication is usually only a short-term solution when you’re dealing with problems like fibroids, endometriosis, or other painful reproductive system issues. You might take medication as an alternative to surgery if you’re trying to conceive a child. But, there are some minimally invasive surgical solutions, such as myomectomy for uterine fibroids, that preserve your fertility.
Surgery, which is typically minimally invasive robotic or laparoscopic surgery, is usually a permanent or at least long-lasting solution for pelvic pain. Some of the many surgical options for pelvic pain include myomectomy to remove uterine fibroids without removing your uterus, hysterectomy to remove your uterus, endometrial ablation to remove your uterine lining, and vaginal suspension surgery for pelvic organ prolapse.
Dr. Bendell considers your health, your personal needs, and your goals to find the ideal pelvic pain treatment solutions.
Don’t suffer pelvic pain for a moment longer than you have to. Book your appointment by calling The Women’s Center or clicking the online scheduler today.