How Is Pelvic Pain Treated?

Many factors are involved in treating pelvic pain as there are many reasons for experiencing this condition. With some causes of pelvic pain being very serious and others entirely routine and normal, it can be difficult to identify exactly why you are in pain and what to do about it.

This article will cover some of the potential causes of pelvic pain and how it can be treated.

Symptoms of pelvic pain

Symptoms experienced by pelvic pain sufferers can vary in intensity and nature, but there are a few warning signs that your symptoms may be worsening and you should seek medical care. Painful urination, groin, hip or abdominal pain, constipation, bloating, pain during sex, fevers and bloody bowel movements are all indicators of a pelvic issue. Women can experience worse menstrual cramps, vaginal bleeding or menstrual pain.

Causes of pelvic pain

For both men and women, there are a variety of reasons one might experience pelvic pain. Below are some of the most common causes:

  • Nerve damage
  • Appendicitis
  • Sexually transmitted infection
  • Kidney infection
  • Hernia
  • Broken or damaged pelvis
  • Miscarriage
  • Ovarian disorders such as cysts
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Uterine or cervical cancer

Treating pelvic pain

Depending upon the nature and origin of your pelvic pain, your doctor may suggest a variety of treatment options. Your specific treatment will be determined by the type of pelvic issue you are experiencing as well as your pain levels.

Over-the-counter pain medication

For mild pelvic pain with non-serious origins, a simple solution like utilizing over-the-counter pain medication may be the answer. Combined with warm baths, improved posture and exercise, your mild pelvic pain can easily be managed.

Antibiotics

If your doctor determines you are experiencing pelvic pain because of an infection, they may recommend and prescribe antibiotics. The antibiotics will kill the infection, and help your body return to its regular state. With time, the pain should dissipate. Oftentimes you will be given a pain killer along with your antibiotic to manage pain during the healing process.

Hormones

Hormones can be administered to those experiencing endometriosis or painful menstruation/PMS. In swallowable, injectable or insertable forms, birth control and other hormone treatments help relax the muscles of the female reproductive system by releasing gonadotropin or progestin.

Lifestyle changes

Another way to mitigate pelvic pain is by making lifestyle changes. These changes can include diet, making exercise part of your daily routine, improving posture and more. Your doctor may help you to make these lifestyle changes on your own or send you to a physical therapist to help improve and strengthen your pelvic muscles.

Surgery

For some, pelvic pain may only be addressed by surgical procedures. Most commonly, those requiring surgery are experiencing endometriosis, fibroids or nerve damage. Surgeries available to pelvic pain sufferers often involve the removal of polyps, fibroids or reproductive organs. Other surgeries involve the severing of nerves in order to eliminate pain signals being sent to the brain. Depending upon your particular condition, your doctor may suggest one or more surgical options in conjunction with lifestyle changes to manage your pain.

Are you experiencing pelvic pain?

If you are currently suffering from pelvic pain, it is important to be examined by a doctor to diagnose and eventually treat this condition. We invite you to contact our office today for a consultation.

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