OBGYNs located in Delran, NJ & Hainesport, NJ
Have you been suffering from pain and discomfort in your pelvic area for six months or more? If so, reach out to Alliance OB/GYN, with locations in Hainesport and Delran, New Jersey, for a chronic pelvic pain assessment. You don’t have to live half of a life. Address your pain and get back to living life to the fullest with Alliance OB/GYN. Schedule your appointment online or over the phone today.
Chronic Pelvic Pain Q & A
What is chronic pelvic pain?
Chronic pelvic pain is pelvic pain that you experience day in and day out for six months or longer. It contrasts with acute pelvic pain, which you feel occasionally, or perhaps once a month, with your period.
If you have chronic pelvic pain, investigate the cause. Chronic pelvic pain can be a sign of a more serious issue. Even if it’s not, it lowers the quality of your life.
What are the symptoms of chronic pelvic pain?
Chronic pelvic pain typically presents symptoms such as:
- Intermittent pain (pain that comes and goes)
- Pain during intercourse
- Steady, heavy pain
- Dull aching
- A sense of heaviness or pressure deep in your pelvis
- Cramping or sharp pains
- Pain after sitting for long periods of time
- Pain during urination and bowel movements
Also, chronic pelvic pain also gets worse after you’ve been standing for a long time.
What causes chronic pelvic pain?
Chronic pelvic pain can have many causes. Some of the most common include:
- Chronic pelvic inflammatory disease
- Musculoskeletal problems (fibromyalgia, hernia, pelvic joint inflammation, pelvic floor muscle tension)
- Uterine fibroids
- Ovarian cysts
- Painful bladder syndrome
- Pelvic congestion syndrome
Sometimes, chronic pelvic pain is a symptom of bowel problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, or diverticulitis.
It can also be caused or exacerbated by psychological issues, like chronic emotional stress, depression, or a history of sexual or physical abuse. Stress, depression, and anxiety can heighten pain.
Should I see a doctor for my chronic pelvic pain?
In short, yes. If you’ve been experiencing pelvic pain regularly for six months or longer, you should visit Alliance OB/GYN to determine its cause and treat it.
Also, come in to get evaluated if your chronic pelvic pain:
- Prevents you from working or enjoying your hobbies
- Is unbearable
If your pelvic pain has steadily been getting worse over time, make sure to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
What is the process for diagnosing the cause of chronic pelvic pain?
When you come into Alliance OB/GYN to address your chronic pelvic pain, your physician will determine its source by performing any number of tests, such as:
- Lab tests to check for infections
- A pelvic exam to check for infection, tense pelvic floor muscles, and abnormal growths
- An ultrasound to check for cysts, fibroids, etc.
- A laparoscopy to examine your organs from the inside
In addition to tests, your doctor will ask you questions about your symptoms, life, and emotional health. Together, you’ll search for a diagnosis and a treatment plan that works for you.
If you’re in pain, reach out to Alliance OB/GYN for help. Schedule your appointment online or over the phone today.
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