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Pelvic Pain Specialist

Arizona Women's Care

OBGYNs located in Scottsdale, AZ

Chronic pelvic pain affects as many as 15% of American women in their childbearing years. If pelvic pain is interfering with your life, seek help from the experienced team at Arizona Women's Care. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, the team works to understand your pelvic pain and help you eliminate it. Call the office or book an appointment online today.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

Why do I have pelvic pain?

There are many different reasons you could have pelvic pain, including gynecological issues, urinary tract problems, or bowel problems. 

It’s important to keep track of your pelvic pain, including the time, duration, intensity, and circumstances when you experience it, to help the team uncover its cause and make a treatment plan. 

What does it mean to have chronic pelvic pain?

Chronic pelvic pain is a pain in your lower pelvis that lasts for a minimum of six months. Your pain may be either constant or sporadic. Many women experience pelvic pain only during their periods or may have painful intercourse but don’t have pelvic pain at other times. 

If your pelvic pain is a consistent issue that’s causing problems in your life, like missed work or social activities, it’s time to seek help at Arizona Women's Care.

What kind of tests do I need to diagnose pelvic pain?

In addition to a pelvic exam and medical history review, Arizona Women's Care may recommend a variety of tests to diagnose pelvic pain, such as:

  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests
  • Vaginal culture
  • Ultrasound, imaging of your inner pelvis using sound waves
  • Colposcopy, a detailed cervical exam
  • Laparoscopy, a procedure to view your inner pelvis
  • Cystoscopy, a procedure to view your urethra and bladder
  • Pelvic MRI scan, imaging of your inner pelvis
  • Colonoscopy, a procedure to view your colon

Pelvic pain testing is noninvasive or minimally invasive with little downtime. It typically takes a few days or longer to get results after these tests because professionals need to analyze the results and draw conclusions.

What is the best way to stop pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain treatment often combines approaches to give you maximum relief. Your treatment may include lifestyle changes like regular exercise and improved eating habits along with:

  • Oral pain medication like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Hormone therapy, such as birth control pills
  • Supplements like vitamin B1 and magnesium
  • Pelvic floor physical therapy

You might need to try a few different approaches to find what works best for your pelvic pain, but there’s always an answer, so don’t hesitate to ask for help. 

To schedule an appointment for pelvic pain, call Arizona Women's Care or book online today.