What is Pelvic Pain?
We need to talk about your pelvic pain, no matter how mild your pain may be. The last thing you want to do is ignore pelvic pain. At Essential Women's Health Associates, we know that any pain can cause an unsettling feeling of anxiety when you don't know the source. Our seasoned and highly trained OBGYNs can help you figure out the source of your pelvic pain with state-of-the-art imaging, medical tests, and minimally invasive diagnostic procedures. While many women associate their menstrual cycle as the source of all their pelvic pain, it is not always the case. You may feel pain anytime you urinate, have sexual intercourse, or try to excrete a blocked bowel movement. However, you may be experiencing pain in one or multiple ways. Schedule today at our Las Vegas or Henderson, NV office of Essential Women's Health Associates.
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"Dr Garg is amazing. I have been going to him since 2009. He left a different practice in 2014 and I made a mistake of continuing to go to them because I wanted continuity of care for my chronic pelvic pain. It was a big mistake. I made my way into seeing Dr Garg again and without my medical records he remembered most things about me and my history. He had me diagnosed within minutes and surgery scheduled within two weeks."- R.D. / Healthgrades / May 28, 2016
"Dr Garg is amazing. I have been going to him since 2009. He left a different practice in 2014 and I made a mistake of continuing to go to them because I wanted continuity of care for my chronic pelvic pain. It was a big mistake. I made my way into seeing Dr Garg again and without my medical records he remembered most things about me and my history. He had me diagnosed within minutes and surgery scheduled within two weeks. "- R.D. / Healthgrades / May 28, 2016
Who is a Candidate for Pelvic Pain Disorder Treatment?
When the pelvic floor muscles are weakened or stretched, they can no longer provide the proper support for the organs. Anyone who experiences the symptoms of a pelvic floor disorder is a candidate for treatment at Essential Women's Health Associates. During a consultation, try to describe your symptoms as accurately as possible so we can develop the best plan. Our team will also ask about your medical history and current medications to determine how to move forward.
What Causes Pelvic Pain?
There are many reasons women experience pelvic pain in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV, and sometimes the issue is not always obvious. A medical professional will need to perform a thorough examination to identify the potential source or sources. Some common causes of pelvic pain include:
- Infection or inflammation in the reproductive organs
- Uterine fibroids
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Ovarian cysts
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Interstitial cystitis
What are the Symptoms of Pelvic pain?
Of course, the most disruptive symptom you may have with pelvic pain is the constant discomfort it can cause in your life. This pain may actually be an underlying condition that is undiagnosed, such as endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, irritable bowel syndrome, or fibromyalgia. It can also be a symptom of a sexually transmitted disease, a uterine growth, a sexual trauma, or your body reacting to developed scar tissue in your pelvis. If you do not know the cause of your pelvic pain, we invite you to come to our office in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV for a comprehensive evaluation of your symptoms.
How is Pelvic Pain Treated?
The OBGYNs at Essential Women's Health Associates will want to thoroughly assess and diagnose your condition before treating your symptoms. You can expect to undergo diagnostic testing and imaging with an ultrasound, a cystoscope, or a hysteroscope. Your full workup should also include a well-woman exam (pelvic and physical exam), talking about your medical history, discussing your family medical history, and what medications you are currently taking. We can offer you a treatment plan based on our findings. If you do not have a gynecological reason for your pelvic pain, then you may be referred to a gastroenterologist or urogynecologist who may be better suited to meet your needs.
Our treatment options can include:
Trying a few behavioral changes
You will want to eat right, sleep great, and get lots of exercise to help you reduce pain and inflammation in your pelvic area.
There may be some over-the-counter supplements (such as recommended vitamins) that can alleviate some of your pelvic pain at therapeutic dosages.
We will give you a list of anti-inflammatory medications that you can try to decrease your swelling and pain in the short-term.
Getting physical therapy or trigger-point massages
You may find that physical therapy and intentional trigger-point massages ease some of the discomforts within your pelvic area.
Our OBGYNs are highly trained in performing gynecological surgeries, such as laparoscopic surgery or hysteroscopy, as needed for pelvic pain.
When Should I seek a Specialist for Pelvic Pain?
Please know that if you have a medical condition that does not meet the criteria for our area of expertise, we will refer you to a specialist that can give you the care you need. We understand that pelvic pain could be a sign of many different medical conditions. Seeking a medical recommendation from a trusted OBGYN for pelvic pain is a wise decision when you are unsure what is causing the pain.
Pelvic pain FAQs
When is immediate care required for pelvic pain?
Sudden or severe pelvic pain may indicate a serious medical emergency. If you experience pain that does not subside or is accompanied by fever, nausea and vomiting, heavy vaginal bleeding, or a feeling of lightheadedness, seek medical attention right away. Call Essential Women's Health Associates or visit your local urgent care center.
What should I do if the pain returns?
Our OB/GYNs will prepare a comprehensive treatment plan to help relieve your pelvic pain. If the pain returns, be sure to call our office right away for a follow-up appointment. We will learn about your symptoms and work to get you relief as soon as possible. Some patients may also be referred to a gastroenterologist or urogynecologist if further care is needed.
Why choose us for pelvic pain?
At Essential Women's Health Associates, we specialize in diagnosing and treating pelvic pain along with other chronic issues. We understand the various causes of this condition and have a range of treatment options available. Our staff in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV, is dedicated to providing each patient with individualized care.
To Your Relief and Recovery
Let's not take the chance that your pelvic pain is just going to go away. See our OBGYNs at Essential Women's Health Associates in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV for their medical expertise in this area of feminine health. Even if the pain is just a temporary symptom, it does mean that something in your body needs your attention. Let our team of OBGYNs find answers on why you have pelvic pain and offer beneficial solutions to manage it. Call and schedule your appointment today.