Pelvic pain can be caused by a variety of gynecologic conditions as well other medical conditions
Endometriosis is a problem with the lining of the uterus. Tissue from the lining of the uterus moves through the fallopian tubes and gets on your ovaries, in your pelvis, on your bladder or in other areas. When you have your period, this tissue swells and bleeds, just like the lining of your uterus. This is often painful, and scar tissue can form in your pelvic area.
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection in the female reproductive organs (uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries). Normally, the cervix (opening to the womb) prevents bacteria in the vagina from spreading up into these organs. However, if the cervix is exposed to a sexually transmitted infection (STI) such as gonorrhea or chlamydia, it becomes infected. This can allow bacteria to travel up into the internal organs, making them inflamed and infected. If this occurs, the woman’s fallopian tubes may be damaged, making it difficult for her to become pregnant.
Fibroids are benign growths (not cancer) in the muscular wall of the uterus. These growths frequently cause heavy bleeding with menstrual cycles and can be very tiny or as large as cantaloupe.
Ovarian Remnant –
During a complete hysterectomy, the uterus and ovaries are removed. Sometimes a small piece of the ovary gets left behind, and painful cysts can develop.
Other conditions include Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Interstitial Cystitis and Sexual Abuse. Learn more about pelvic pain and treatment options at the link below.
If you are experiencing pelvic pain please contact our office to speak to a medical provider.