What causes pelvic pain? Pelvic pain in women is caused by issues with the reproductive organs,
What causes pelvic pain?
Pelvic pain in women is caused by issues with the reproductive organs, the pelvic muscles and joints, the intestines, the bladder or by psychological factors. This pain can feel like a sharp stab in one specific spot or a dull pain that is spread out. It can begin suddenly, be cyclical or recurrent and it can be accompanied by other symptoms. As an OB/GYN, Dr. Lawrence Eisenhauer helps patients who experience pelvic pain due to gynecological conditions.
What are the gynecologic causes?
Some of the most common gynecologic causes are endometriosis, uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts. Endometriosis is a painful disorder in which the endometrium (the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus) grows outside of the uterus. Aside from pelvic pain, some of the other symptoms include painful periods, painful intercourse and excessive bleeding. Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that develop in the uterus and cause heavy menstrual bleeding, bladder issues and pelvic pressure or pain. Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that form in or on the surface of an ovary. Cysts in the ovaries are common and often harmless, but when one ruptures, it can create severe pain in the pelvic area.
Treatments in Encinitas, California
If you are experiencing pelvic pain and you live in San Diego County, Dr. Eisenhauer can help. Pelvic pain and painful intercourse can be very difficult to live with, but there are solutions that do not require surgery or significant downtime. MonaLisa Touch is a laser treatment that treats pelvic symptoms and painful intercourse.* You can learn more about MonaLisa Touch here. During your initial consultation with Dr. Eisenhauer, he will discuss your symptoms and can select the best treatment option for you. To get started, give us a call at (760) 753-8413 or schedule online.