Leonardo A. Longoria K., MD
Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in El Paso, TX
Chronic pelvic pain interferes with your daily life, causing problems with daily tasks, intimate relationships, and activities you love. At Longoria OBGYN, Leonardo Longoria, MD, diagnoses and treats conditions causing pelvic pain in women who live in the El Paso, Texas, area. Don’t suffer any further, call the office or schedule online to overcome chronic pelvic pain.
Chronic Pelvic Pain Q & A
What are the possible causes of chronic pelvic pain?
Chronic pelvic pain disrupts your life, making work, school, and daily activities unpleasant and sometimes unmanageable. The pain is often due to an issue with your reproductive or pelvic organs, or may be a condition in itself. Possible causes of pelvic pain include:
- Ovulation or menstrual pains
- Miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy
- Placental abruption
- Premature labor
- Rupture of cysts
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
Additional symptoms that occur along with chronic pelvic pain, such as irregular menstruation, fatigue, or painful intercourse help Dr. Longoria narrow down a cause and devise a treatment plan.
How is chronic pelvic pain diagnosed?
Because chronic pelvic pain can arise due to so many causes, getting an accurate diagnosis can be challenging. Dr. Longoria reviews your medical and family history as well as conducts a comprehensive physical exam, including a pelvic exam.
He may order specific screening tests, such as ultrasounds, blood tests, and CT scans. If a problem in the uterus is suspected, you may undergo a hysteroscopy to look inside the uterus. If your pain seems to be caused due to gastrointestinal issues, Dr. Longoria may have you visit a GI specialist for appropriate testing.
What is the treatment for chronic pelvic pain?
Once the cause of your pain is determined, Dr. Longoria works with you to develop a comprehensive treatment or management plan. For example, if it’s found you have endometriosis, he may prescribe hormonal birth control to regulate your hormones and reduce growths. The team also may perform a minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery to remove excess endometrial tissue.
If an underlying condition cannot be pinpointed, Dr. Longoria offers therapies and treatment to manage your pain and discomfort. Prescription pain medicine, antibiotics, and antidepressants are possible options. Hormone treatment, physical therapy, or other pain reduction methods may also be suggested.
If you have a condition such as large, symptomatic fibroids or ovarian cysts, you may need surgery to resolve the pain. Dr. Longoria is an accomplished gynecological surgeon and performs minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures whenever possible.
If you’re suffering with chronic pelvic pain, call Longoria OBGYN or schedule online today.