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What are common causes of pelvic pain?

woman in painful expression holding hot water bottle against belly suffering menstrual period pain If you are a woman dealing with chronic pelvic pain, you know how much it impacts your daily life. The team at Northwest Women’s Center of Houston, TX works regularly with women who are dealing with the complications that arise from pelvic pain, and can help in determining the cause of their condition. With a proper diagnosis, patients can then work with our team to determine the best course of action for treatment.

Potential causes of pelvic pain

Pelvic pain can be caused by certain systems of the body. By narrowing down whether the issue is reproductive, digestive, or urinary, the doctor can get a proper diagnosis for the patient and discuss appropriate treatment options. Below are just a few of the more commonly seen issues surrounding pelvic pain:

  • Endometriosis
  • Vulvodynia
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian disorders
  • Colon cancer
  • Constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Chrohn’s disease
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Kidney stones
  • Fibromyalgia

How do I determine the cause of my pelvic pain?

When patients visit with their provider at Northwest Women’s Center in Houston, TX, they have the opportunity to speak to a doctor about their current symptoms. The doctor will evaluate the patient, which may include running certain diagnostic tests. Once the cause of the pelvic pain has been determined, patients are then educated on the treatment options available to them. Treatment of pelvic pain relies heavily on the underlying cause.

Should I be worried about pelvic pain?

We often encourage women to speak to their doctor if they have pelvic pain. Pain that occurs constantly or over the course of time is considered chronic pelvic pain and should definitely be evaluated by a professional. Some patients have mild pain or pain that comes and goes, and this is considered acute pelvic pain. Regardless, both should be evaluated by a professional if they occur regularly.

How do I learn more about pelvic pain?

If you are experiencing pelvic pain and live in the area of Houston, TX, you should make a phone call to Northwest Women’s Center to schedule an appointment. Our providers are here to help. We can be reached at (281) 444-3440 and are conveniently located in Suite 200 at 13215 Dotson Road.

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