Pelvic Pain

Women's Health Care Center, PLLC

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Helena, MT

Pelvic pain can be alarming, disruptive, and have a number of concerning causes. The knowledgeable women’s health specialists of Women’s Health Care Center, PLLC, in Helena, Montana, provide valuable diagnostic testing and treatments to give you relief from pelvic pain so you can focus on the things that matter most. From helpful lifestyle changes to medications and surgical procedures, the experienced OB/GYNs have solutions. Schedule your appointment through the online booking system or call the office today.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What causes pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain refers to pain present in the lowest part of your pelvis and abdominal area. In women, pelvic pain can be associated with the urinary, reproductive, digestive, or musculoskeletal systems.

Pelvic pain might have more than one cause. Some of the causes of pelvic pain include:

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Irritation of nerves in the pelvis
  • Endometriosis
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Ovarian cysts

Pelvic pain often comes and goes, but can be chronic. Some pelvic pain can radiate to your thighs, buttocks, or lower back. You might only notice pelvic pain at certain times, such as when you urinate or during sexual activity.

Endometriosis is a leading cause of pelvic pain in women of reproductive age. Endometriosis occurs when the tissue that lines the uterus starts to grow in other places, such as on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and other surrounding pelvic organs. 

Other more general causes of pelvic pain include colon cancer, diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, and irritable bowel syndrome.

When should I visit a doctor about my pelvic pain?

If you develop sudden and severe pelvic pain, you should promptly seek medical attention.

Any new instances of pelvic pain should be evaluated by your Women’s Health Care Center, PLLC,  provider just to be safe and protect your reproductive health. 

If your pelvic pain disrupts your daily life or gets worse over time, you should visit Women’s Health Care Center, PLLC, for evaluation and treatment.

How is pelvic pain treated?

The right treatment for your pelvic pain depends on the severity and cause, your individual concerns and preferences, and the current state of your overall health.

Your Women’s Health Care Center, PLLC, provider might recommend various treatments, such as:

  • Lifestyle changes, like nutrition and exercise
  • Medications, such as hormonal contraceptives or anti-inflammatories
  • Surgical procedures, when necessary

Modern gynecological surgeries are now safer and more effective and advanced than ever before.

Your Women’s Health Care Center, PLLC, provider spends extensive time and energy determining what’s causing your pelvic pain and the best ways to treat it. Schedule your consultation over the phone or click to book online today.