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I’m having pelvic pain. Should I see my OBGYN?

What exactly is pelvic pain? What does it feel like? Is it serious? Should I see an OBGYN? These are all good questions and certainly ones that should be addressed no matter what you may be experiencing.

Pelvic pain is any kind of pain that occurs in the lower abdomen/pelvic region.  The source of the pain can come from the lower intestine, uterine cavity, urinary system, bowels or other body systems.  Sometimes the pain is dull, sometimes, sharp.  It can be chronic, intermittent, localized or what may feel like pain “traveling” or radiating.

There are many possible causes of pelvic pain including:

  1. PMS – normal cramps and discomfort that come with your period
  2. Endometriosis – abnormal cells growing on the lining of the pelvic cavity
  3. Ovarian Cysts – growths on the ovaries
  4. Uterine Fibroids – non-cancerous growths of firm tissue on the uterus
  5. Vulvodynia – chronic pain around the opening of the vagina

Pelvic pain associated with your period is normal, and ibuprofen, a heating pad or warm compress on your belly should alleviate the pain. But for other causes, we recommend seeing our certified gynecologists in Henderson, NV to diagnose your pelvic discomfort and for other gynecology services. Call our women’s health center today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chirag Vyas & Dr. Candance Leaphart-St. Cloud.

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