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Pelvic Pain Specialist

Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology

OBGYNs located in Fort Worth, TX

If you have chronic pelvic pain, you’re not alone — estimates state at least 15% of women experience pelvic pain. Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology, with two locations in the Medical District of Fort Worth, Texas, offers expert diagnostics to identify the cause of your pelvic pain and state-of-the-art treatments to relieve your pain and heal the condition causing it. You don’t need to put up with pelvic pain, call Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology or make an appointment online today.

Pelvic Pain

What causes pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain has many potential causes. It’s often challenging to diagnose the cause of pelvic pain because you may have multiple conditions that contribute to your discomfort. Additionally, the intensity of your pain may not represent the severity of your problem. Pelvic pain also frequently presents as menstrual cramps, which you might dismiss.

Some of the common causes of pelvic pain include:

  • Adhesions and scar tissue
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids 
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • STDs
  • Pelvic floor disorder
  • Vulvodynia

You may also have pelvic pain from a digestive disorder such as irritable bowel syndrome. 

When should I talk to a doctor about pelvic pain?

You should never ignore pain. While women can expect a little discomfort around their menstrual periods, menstrual pain shouldn’t get in the way of your regular activities. Whether you have continuous pelvic pain, intermittent pain, or severe menstrual cramps, make an appointment at Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology to find out what’s causing your pain. 

How is the cause of pelvic pain diagnosed?

Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology provides comprehensive exams and state-of-the-art testing to diagnose the cause of your pelvic pain. During your consultation, you talk to a doctor about your symptoms, medical history, current health, and lifestyle. They perform a pelvic exam and order additional lab tests. If necessary, they offer cystoscopy, hysteroscopy, and ultrasound to gather additional information for your diagnosis. 

How is pelvic pain treated?

Treatment for pelvic pain depends on the root cause, the severity of your symptoms, and other health factors such as your plans to have children. The doctors at Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology provide customized treatment plans to alleviate your pain and heal the underlying condition. Depending on your needs, your treatment plan may include:

  • Medication including anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants, and antibiotics
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Hormone therapy
  • Physical therapy 
  • Myomectomy
  • Surgery to remove adhesions or endometriosis
  • Ablation

In rare cases, your doctor may recommend a hysterectomy to address your pelvic pain. Your doctor may also recommend lifestyle changes. You may find that adjusting your diet, physical activity, or posture can reduce your discomfort. 

If you have pelvic pain that’s disrupting your life, call Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology or make an appointment online today.