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Pelvic pain can have many different causes. Pain can be caused by a gynecologic condition such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts and pelvic adhesions. It also can be the result of an intestinal, urinary or muscular problem. Pelvic pain can even be a manifestation of stress or depression.
Common reasons for pelvic pain include:
- Pelvic Adhesions: Adhesions are bands of scar tissue that bind organs together
- Uterine Fibroids: Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in the uterus
- Ovarian Cysts
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome: may be associated with diarrhea and/or constipation
- Myofacial Trigger Points: created by spasm of the muscles that line the pelvis.
- Endometriosis: a condition in which the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus.
Because pelvic pain has a number of causes, finding the source can be a long and complex process. To try to determine the cause of pelvic pain your provider will do a thorough history and most likely order tests.
Common Treatment Options:
Medications, physical therapy, surgery
If indicated your PCM will put a consult (referral) in to our GYN clinic.
page last modified on: 5/7/2013