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Pelvic Pain

Pelvic Pain services offered in the greater Naples, FL area

Many women experience pelvic pain at some point during their life. When you have ongoing pelvic pain or severe pain, it’s time to schedule an appointment with the team at Naples Women's Center in Naples, Florida. They use their experience and advanced diagnostic testing to find the cause of your pelvic pain so they can create a plan that provides relief. Call today or use the online booking button to schedule an appointment.

What does pelvic pain feel like?

Pelvic pain causes a wide range of symptoms. The type of pain you feel may depend on the cause. For some, the pain is dull, crampy, or achy; for others, it’s sudden, sharp, and severe.

Your pain may only occur once a month during your period, or you may feel it all the time. If you have ongoing pelvic pain, even if the pain is intermittent (occurring monthly), you have chronic pelvic pain. 

I have bad menstrual cramps. When should I seek help for pelvic pain?

Many women experience menstrual cramps, and you should schedule a consultation at Naples Women's Center if the pain is moderate to severe or affects your regular routine in any way. Your pain may indicate you have an underlying gynecological condition, such as fibroids.

You should also seek help for pelvic pain if it’s sudden and severe. This type of pain may indicate a serious medical condition like an ectopic pregnancy. 

What causes pelvic pain?

You can develop pelvic pain from any number of causes. This part of your body is home to many vital organs, including your reproductive organs, large bowel, and urinary system. Common causes of pelvic pain include:

  • Menstrual cramps
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Gynecological cancers
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD)
  • Appendicitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

When you come in with concerns about pelvic pain, the team at Naples Women's Center conducts a thorough exam to find the cause. They ask about your symptoms and when they started. They review your medical and gynecological history and perform a physical and pelvic exam.

The team may also run diagnostic tests such as a urinalysis, bloodwork, or ultrasound imaging. 

What are the treatments for pelvic pain?

Treatment for pelvic pain depends on the cause. The team at Naples Women's Center talks to you about their findings and your treatment options. In some cases, treatment may only require over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication.

The team may also prescribe hormonal birth control to manage a gynecological condition or an antibiotic to treat an infection. The team may recommend surgery for some conditions, such as a myomectomy to remove a fibroid.  

Pelvic pain is common but not something you have to live with. Call Naples Women's Center today or schedule an appointment online for comprehensive care.