While period cramps are normal, severe pelvic pain is not. Pekka Soini, MD, FACOG investigates the cause of your pelvic pain at Discovery Medical Center. Once he pinpoints the reason, he can recommend multiple treatment options, such as medications, therapies, and procedures to improve your pain. If you’re ready to find relief for your pelvic pain, call Dr. Soini’s Chicago office or use the online scheduler to set up an appointment.
Pelvic pain ranges from dull to sharp pain in the lower abdominal area. Every woman experiences pelvic pain differently.
Sometimes pelvic pain occurs intermittently, such as during menstruation or sex, while other times it remains constant. The severity of pelvic pain also differs from minor to disruptive.
The location, severity, and duration of your pain help Dr. Soini undercover the cause.
Pelvic pain could point to numerous problems with one of your reproductive organs, bowels, or bladder. Dr. Soini typically takes down your medical history, performs a pelvic exam, and orders tests to diagnose the cause of your pelvic pain.
Some common causes of pelvic pain include:
You can see Dr. Soini any time you have pelvic pain. Even if you’ve experienced pelvic pain since puberty, Dr. Soini makes sure no medical problems contribute to your pain and gives you strategies to soothe it.
You should also make an appointment to see Dr. Soini if:
Treatment for pelvic pain varies widely depending on the underlying cause. Each woman responds differently to treatment as well, so Dr. Soini helps you find the most effective treatment for your situation.
Treatment might include any variation of the following:
If you end up needing surgery, Dr. Soini provides advanced, minimally invasive surgical methods, such as laparoscopy and LEEP, to make the procedure as painless as possible.
If you have pelvic pain, contact Discovery Medical Center online or over the phone to set up an exploratory appointment with Dr. Soini.