- Uterine fibroids
- Poly-cystic ovarian syndrome
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage
- Ovarian cancer
When to Seek Treatment for Pelvic PainIt is important to make an appointment with Dr. Almaguer if you experience chronic pelvic pain lasting six months or longer, or if you suddenly begin experiencing sharp or severe pain in your abdomen. He may conduct various screenings and a pelvic exam to help pinpoint the source of your pain. This may include an ultrasound or other diagnostic tests to either rule out or confirm the source of pain. Keep in mind that it is of utmost importance that you are open and honest about your symptoms, their frequency, and your family’s medical history, as these can all be clues in helping Dr. Almaguer identify the cause of your pelvic pain.
Treatment options vary according to your diagnosis. In many women, it is not possible to identify the source of pelvic pain. If your pain persists without diagnosis, you may be able to manage your discomfort with a combination of physical therapy, lifestyle changes, relaxation techniques, alternative therapies, medications, or even surgery. Talk with Dr. Almaguer about which methods are right for you.