For women, occasional pain in the lower abdomen, caused by cramps or constipation, may occur frequently throughout their menstrual cycle. However, experiencing severe or chronic pain in the pelvic region can be a sign of more complicated health conditions. At Gynecology and Obstetrics Medical Group in Long Beach, California, Dr. Essam Taymour offers comprehensive women’s health services to identify the root cause of pelvic pain, providing accurate diagnoses and treatment plans. If you’re experiencing frequent pain in the lower abdomen, contact the office to schedule a pelvic evaluation today.
Pain in the lower abdomen, below the belly button and surrounding the sex organs, can be the result of a number of health conditions. Outside normal menstrual cramping, many things can cause pelvic pain, including:
You need a full medical evaluation to diagnose the cause of pain and identify treatment options.
Depending on the root cause of your pain, you may experience any of the following in your pelvic region:
You may also feel pain during a bowel movement, urination, intercourse, or after standing or sitting for long periods of time.
Pain can fluctuate in severity, from a dull ache in a widespread area to severe, throbbing pain in the pelvic region. Some may experience pain so severe, it disrupts daily life.
You should have Dr. Taymour evaluate pelvic pain lasting longer than a few days. Contact Gynecology and Obstetrics Medical Group to schedule an appointment if you experience difficulty in standing or sitting or notice your symptoms are getting worse.
Dr. Taymour performs a number of tests to pinpoint the cause of pelvic pain. In addition to discussing your medical history, you may need additional testing, including:
Treatment plans for pelvic pain depend on the diagnosis. You may take pain relievers, antibiotics, or other medications to provide relief. Dr. Taymour may recommend physical therapy in some cases. You may need minimally-invasive surgery to remove cysts, fibroids, or other abnormalities linked to pelvic pain.