Many times a patient will experience a pain in their lower abdomen or pelvic region and not know how to proceed. We understand – pain is scary, especially when you don’t know what is causing it. Today our Lewisville pain and wellness team will walk you through the common reasons for pelvic pain and how to respond.
What is Pelvic Pain?
When we are talking about pelvic pain, we’re referring to the region between a person’s hips and everything your waist to the top of your legs. This region encompasses quite a bit of anatomy and can lead to several different complications which could cause pain.
While there are many different reasons for a person to experience pelvic pain, some conditions and causes are more common than others. Some of those are only specific to female anatomy while others can occur in either gender. The following conditions are the most typical reasons for pelvic pain:
- Crohn’s Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
- Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
- Ovulation pain (Mittelschmerz)
- Menstrual Cramps
- Pregnancy-related conditions
If you or someone you love is living with any of the above conditions and is experiencing pelvic pain or discomfort, Your Family Medical can help. We have some of the most sought-after doctors for women Lewisville TX offers (locations also in Boyd, Benbrook and Bedford) as well as many other specialty services.
Diagnosis & Treatments
The diagnostic process will vary, depending on the specific location of a patient’s pelvic pain and any additional symptoms or conditions. Your doctor will review your health history as well as perform any necessary tests that would aid in diagnosing the cause of your pain. Some possible tests may include:
- Blood analysis
- Urine analysis
- CT Scan
- Bacterial culture test
- Pregnancy test
It’s important to see your doctor for regular well-checks so that common, pain-inducing conditions can be diagnosed early. There are many treatment options available for most of the conditions listed in this article which will help you better manage pelvic pain. Any applicable treatments will be explained to you after reaching a confirmed diagnosis.
How Your Family Doctor Can Help
Many patients are under the false impression that they need to see a specialist to make progress on their health-related goals. The truth is that your family doctor is the very best place to begin that process. Not only will your family doctor work patiently with you through all the tests necessary to reach a diagnosis and establish a conservative and effective treatment plan. In the rare case that a specialist is needed, your family doctor can offer reliable referrals.
At Your Family Medical, we have a wide range of services that can help with many of the causes of pelvic pain. This includes internal medicine, women’s health services, family medicine, chronic care management and pain management. Don’t let pain wait – call today to schedule your first appointment with a member of our care team.