Pelvic Pain

Board Certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in Burlington, MA

Pelvic Pain services offered in Burlington, MA

Pelvic pain may indicate an alarming medical problem, which is why it’s important to schedule an evaluation with a specialist as soon as possible. At Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. in Burlington, Massachusetts, the board-certified obstetrics and gynecology specialists find the cause of your discomfort and offer highly effective pelvic pain treatments. Schedule an evaluation at Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. by phone or request one online today.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What is pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain is an uncomfortable feeling in your lower abdomen or your pelvic area. It may stem from numerous causes, particularly gynecological conditions in women. Because pelvic pain may be a sign of a medical problem requiring treatment, see a Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. specialist at the first sign of discomfort.

 What does it feel like to have pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain may appear as any of the following:

  • Throbbing pain
  • Mild aching
  • Sharp pain
  • Pain that comes and goes
  • Long-lasting discomfort

The type of pain you experience could indicate its cause, but a medical evaluation is the only way to properly diagnose your condition and effectively treat the cause of pelvic pain.

What can cause pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain may appear due to the following reasons:

  • Menstrual cramps
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Inflammation
  • Injuries
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Ovarian cyst
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Miscarriage
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Appendicitis
  • Ruptured fallopian tube
  • Endometrial polyps
  • Cancer of the reproductive tract

Digestive, nervous system, and urinary problems can also lead to pelvic pain.

 How does my specialist diagnose pelvic pain?

To pinpoint the cause of your discomfort, a Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. specialist asks about your symptoms, medications, lifestyle, and medical history. They complete a physical exam that includes a pelvic exam and Pap smear if necessary.

Your provider might recommend a pregnancy test, blood test, urine testing, an ultrasound, a hysteroscopy, or other diagnostic procedures to confirm a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.

 How is the cause of pelvic pain treated?

Treating pelvic pain may include:

  • Watchful waiting
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Nutrition modification
  • Medications
  • Birth control
  • Hormone therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Specialist referrals

Your provider might suggest minimally invasive surgery if you have a gynecological condition, bothersome symptoms that are not treatable with other methods, or you’re at risk of complications. Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. offers the latest advances in technologies and treatments.

They follow up with you to ensure relief and offer referrals to other specialists if needed for a complex medical condition not related to women’s health.

Call the Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. office at the first sign of pelvic pain or schedule an appointment online today.