Pelvic Pain Specialist

Mott Women Healthcare

OB-GYN located in Lower Manhattan, New York

You can experience pelvic pain every month during your menstrual cycle, but if you’re experiencing pain more often, something more serious might be going on. The OB/GYNs at Mott Women Healthcare in New York City provide expert medical care for women and can diagnose the cause of your pain and provide treatment to relieve your symptoms. Call today or use the online booking button to schedule an appointment.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

When should I see the doctor about my pelvic pain?

If your pelvic pain is affecting your quality of life and keeping you from doing the things you love, it’s time to schedule an appointment with your OB/GYN at Mott Women Healthcare.

Symptoms of pelvic pain vary and can be constant or intermittent. The type of pain you can experience could include:

  • Dull ache
  • Sharp, knife-like sensation
  • Cramping

The pain could be in one specific spot or throughout your entire pelvic region.

What causes pelvic pain?

You could be experiencing pelvic pain for a number of different reasons, and it could be related to your reproductive, digestive, or urinary systems.

Common causes of pelvic pain in women include:

  • Menstruation
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Painful ovulation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Ectopic pregnancies
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD)

To determine the cause of your pelvic pain, your OB/GYN conducts a thorough examination, which includes special tests such as:

  • Blood and urine assessment
  • Ultrasound
  • Cystoscopy

If your OB/GYN suspects your pelvic pain is related to your digestive system, you could need a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy.

Treatment for your pelvic pain depends on the cause and can include over-the-counter pain relievers, physical therapy, a change in diet, or surgery.

What is PCOS?

PCOS is a hormonal condition that affects women during their reproductive years and causes the ovaries to produce too much androgen, a male sex hormone.

Symptoms of PCOS include:

  • Irregular periods
  • Development of cysts on your ovaries
  • Weight gain
  • Acne
  • Male-pattern baldness
  • Infertility

Treatment can include diet and exercise or hormonal medication to restore balance. The hormonal imbalance can also affect your insulin levels, which is a hormone that helps transport sugar from your bloodstream to your cells for energy. Medications used to treat diabetes can be recommended to help improve insulin levels and blood-sugar control.

Women with PCOS are at greater risk of developing other chronic health conditions like diabetes, hypertension, or heart problems. Getting treatment can help reduce your risk of other health issues.

For medical management of your pelvic pain, call Mott Women Healthcare or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.