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Pelvic Pain

Updated on Jun 3, 2021 by Dr. George Bolotin (Vein & Vascular Specialist) of Vein & Vascular Medical Care

Pain that originates in your lower abdomen may be caused by many conditions or diseases, and some of them are serious medical abnormalities. If it’s a circulation problem, you may have pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS). If it’s hormone-related, you may have fibroids on your uterine wall or something even worse. It’s always a good decision to see a pelvic pain doctor whenever you suffer from abdominal or pelvic pain. In Brooklyn, your best alternative is Dr. George Bolotin, an expert in Interventional Radiology. He can diagnose and treat your condition, often in the same day. Call for an appointment for acute or chronic pelvic pain treatment.

What Causes Pelvic Pain?

Several diseases and conditions can cause pelvic pain. In fact, chronic pelvic pain — ongoing pain that lasts longer than three months — can result from a combination of conditions. Digestive, urinary or reproductive problems may be responsible for your pelvic pain, but recent research indicates that at least some chronic pelvic pain results from the muscles in the pelvic floor that keep your organs in place.

Uterine fibroids are another common cause of pelvic pain in women. Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow on your uterine wall during your child-bearing years. Although they’re often so small, they’re invisible to the naked eye, they can grow large enough to stress adjacent organs or cause pain in the pelvic area.

Most pelvic pain is light and tolerable, just as most fibroids are small and unobtrusive. If you’re experiencing pelvic pain, visit a pelvic pain doctor before it becomes chronic. Dr. George Bolotin is a pelvic pain specialist due to his expertise in Interventional Radiology. With his Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists in Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Bolotin can identify the cause of your pelvic pain and take corrective actions.

What Are Some Symptoms of Fibroids?

While pelvic pain is a common, especially when it’s due to uterine fibroids, you may also experience other fibroid symptoms. If you’re suffering from fibroids, you may also experience:

While pelvic pain is just one symptom of fibroids, it may be an indication of a serious medical condition. Dr. Bolotin uses imaging tests, such as an ultrasound o confirm his diagnosis of fibroids. And if that’s what you have, he has many options at his fingertips to treat the problem. The Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists are equipped with the very latest medical technology.

What Else Can Cause a Woman’s Pelvic Pain?

Fibroids aren’t the only cause of pelvic pain for women. Conditions that can result in pelvic pain include:

  • Pelvic congestion syndrome, which is like a varicose vein inside your pelvic area
  • Adenomyosis, which occurs when the uterine tissue lining grows into the wall muscle
  • Endometriosis, when uterine tissue grows outside the uterus
  • Dysmenorrhea, which causes menstrual cramps
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease, which inflames a woman’s reproductive system
  • Rectal pressure, also known as irritable bowel syndrome
  • Mittelschmerz, which is pain during ovulation
  • Vulvodynia or chronic vulva pain, which produce sensations of itching, stinging and burning
  • Ectopic pregnancy, a fertilized egg that grows outside the central cavity of the uterus
  • Pelvic pain during pregnancy, which is fairly common
  • A miscarriage during the first half of pregnancy
  • Ovarian cancer or cysts

Dr. Bolotin listens to your complaints and gives you a thorough physical exam. He reviews your medical history and, if necessary, orders some additional tests to confirm his diagnosis. Then he can develop a plan to address your condition.

What Are Effective Pelvic Pain Treatments?

A pelvic pain specialist’s goal is to minimize your symptoms while resolving the cause or causes of your pelvic pain. Dr. Bolotin recommends the treatments that are most appropriate for you, starting with the least invasive ones. Some of the pelvic pain treatments at his disposal include:

  • Over-the-counter pain medicines. Aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen can reduce your pain temporarily, but you shouldn’t get in the habit of using them regularly. Your pelvic pain specialist can also prescribe stronger medication, if necessary.
  • Antibiotics. If an infection is causing your pelvic pain, Dr. Bolotin may recommend targeted antibiotics.
  • Hormones. When pelvic pain corresponds with your menstrual cycle, hormone treatments especially for fibroids may be beneficial. These include birth control pills and hormone treatments.
  • Antidepressants. Tricyclic antidepressants have pain-relieving qualities in addition to curing depression. Amitriptyline and nortriptyline may be prescribed for pelvic pain relief.

If medications don’t work, your pelvic pain doctor may recommend other treatments, including fibroid treatments, such as:

Pain in your pelvic area is a common and agonizing affliction, but it’s ultimately treatable. Don’t let it change your lifestyle. The Astra Fibroid Treatment Specialists take pride in providing you with professional and compassionate care. Contact Dr. Bolotin to schedule your initial consultation.

Dr. George Bolotin has either authored or reviewed and approved this content. Vein & Vascular Medical Care
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