There are several causes of pelvic pain in women. The symptoms of the pain will determine whether or not the pelvic pain is resultant from the urinary system or bowels, or if it is a women’s health issue that needs to be addressed. Below is an outline of some of the causes of pelvic pain in women.
Dyspareunia can be caused by either medical or psychological reasons that result in the experience of painful sexual intercourse. Dyspareunia is the name for painful sexual intercourse, which is a common condition that effects 1 in 5 women at some point in their lives. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse, the condition is usually reversible.
Endometrial ablation is an outpatient procedure that alter the uterine lining or endometrium by ablating the tissue responsible for producing bleeding during a normal menstration cycle. Though the procedure is not new to womens medicine, improvements in techniques have dramatically reduced the the time of the procedure and patient recovery. Some procedures can take as little as 90 seconds.
Endometrium is the inner lining of the uterus. In some cases, this endometrium will begin to grow outside of the uterus. This condition is known as endometriosis.
Symptoms of endometriosis include pain before or after periods or during bowel movements, pain during intercourse, infertility, or excessive vaginal bleeding. In treating endometriosis, oral contraceptives are used to manage pain. GnRH agonists can also be used. Surgical options include resection, endometrial ablation, and a hysterectomy procedure.
A mammogram is used to study the tissues of the breast and to detect any signs of breast cancer, using an X-ray. It is recommended that all women receive a mammogram to evaluate their breast health. I provide complete mammography care for my patients.
Obstipation is the condition of severe continual constipation due to a blockage in the intestinal system. Obstipation causes hard feces, which can make it difficult to produce a normal bowel movement. Terms that refer to this condition are constipation, costiveness, and irregularity.
A pap smear is a very simple way of identifying cell abnormalities that can cause future cervical complications. I recommend that my patients, and all women, receive a pap smear once annually to ensure their health and to prevent future health related issues.
Female sexual dysfunction disorders are generally classified into four generic categories: sexual desire disorders, orgasm disorders, sexual pain during intercourse, and arousal difficulty. Sexual dysfunction can occur due to physical or psychological factors, or in some cases both.
In order to provide the highest quality obstetrics and gynecology services available, we offer a wide variety of sonogram options, based on what is best for you. We offer transvaginal scans, Doppler ultrasounds, 3-D ultrasounds, 4-D ultrasound and fetal echocardiography, standard and advanced ultrasounds.
Urinary incontinence occurs when urine is released form the bladder unintentionally. It can happen during a cough, sneeze or even during physically strenuous activities. Urinary incontinence usually does not mean that you have a health problem, but it can cause embarrassment.
Uterine Fibroids are one of the more common gynecological conditions. Fibroids are benign tumors that can occur throughout the uterus. Symptoms can include bleeding, infertility, frequent urination, constipation, or a pain or pressure in the lower abdomen.
There are several different treatment options for uterine fibroids. Depending on the severity, these options include treating the fibroids through medication, or in more severe cases, surgically.
Medications used to treat fibroids include GnRH agonists to induce menopause or Uterine artery embolization to stop the blood flow to the fibroids. Surgical options include resection to remove fibroids in the uterus, myomectomy if the patient desires the preservation of the uterus, or a hysterectomy.