Pelvic Pain

Pelvic Pain services offered in Decatur, GA

 Pelvic Pain

Pelvic Pain services offered in Decatur, GA

Unexpected pelvic pain can be a side effect of ovarian cysts, fibroids, and other gynecological conditions. Dekalb Women’s Specialists offers on-site diagnostic technologies to identify what’s causing your pain so you don’t have to delay treatment. Albert Scott, Jr., MD, and Mercy Amua-Quarshie, MD, personalize a care plan using medications, lifestyle changes, and surgery if needed to treat the source of your pain and prevent additional complications. Call the office in Decatur or Stonecrest, Georgia, to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for pelvic pain, or book a consultation online today.

Pelvic Pain Q&A

What causes pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain can result from acute or chronic conditions that affect the structures in your pelvic floor, including the organs of your reproductive, urinary, and digestive systems.

In women, pelvic pain can result from gynecological conditions like:

  • Cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Miscarriage
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

You may also experience pelvic pain from menstrual cramps that develop during your monthly period. For some women, intense cramping (dysmenorrhea) can interfere with your ability to work and engage in other activities.

Dekalb Women’s Specialists provides comprehensive care for pelvic pain. The experienced providers use advanced diagnostic technologies in-office to identify the source of your pain. They also tailor a care plan to ease your pain and prevent its cause from worsening.

When should I seek medical attention for pelvic pain?

Pain from monthly cramping may be treatable with over-the-counter medications and rest. If you have intense period pain or pelvic pain outside your menstrual cycle, schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Dekalb Women’s Specialists.

Because unexplained or sudden pain in your pelvic region can be a warning sign of cancer and other serious conditions, the team focuses on providing you with an accurate diagnosis. They complete a pelvic exam and may order an ultrasound or other imaging test to confirm or rule out endometriosis, fibroids, and cysts.

The physicians also specialize in minimally invasive surgery to explore your pelvic floor if other diagnostic tests don’t provide enough information.

How is pelvic pain treated?

Initially, the Dekalb Women’s Specialists team may recommend lifestyle and diet changes and daily exercise to improve your overall health. The team can also recommend medications to relieve cramping and pain that occurs with your periods.

Pain from fibroids or endometriosis may be treatable with hormonal birth control. If you have symptoms that are severe, the providers may recommend surgery to remove abnormal growths or excess endometrial tissue from your pelvic floor organs.

They specialize in minimally invasive techniques using the da Vinci robotic surgery technology that requires only small incisions. These techniques reduce your risk for post-surgical complications and help you heal faster than you might with more invasive surgery.

Call the Dekalb Women’s Specialists office near you to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for pelvic pain, or book an appointment online today.