Pelvic pain is a common issue for many women. However, for some women, the pain they experience can be excruciating and affect their quality of life. Dedicated to providing comprehensive care, board-certified OB/GYN and functional medicine physician, Leon Baginski, MD, FACOG, in Mission Viejo, California, conducts thorough evaluations to find the root cause of your pain, so you get the best possible treatment. For urgent management of your pelvic pain from a physician who puts your needs and health first, call the office or book an appointment online today.(949) 276-6266
What is pelvic pain?
Doctors consider any discomfort you experience in the area between your belly button and hips as pelvic pain. For some, the pain may be short-lived and resolve on its own without the need for any medical intervention.
However, you should not ignore pelvic pain that is severe or chronic (lasting six or more months). This area of your body is home to many vital organs, including your digestive system, reproductive system, and urinary system. Your pelvic pain may be a sign that one of these systems isn’t functioning as it should.
Dr. Baginski is an experienced OB/GYN and functional medicine physician who specializes in the management of pain conditions like pelvic pain. He even offers urgent appointments to help those suffering from intolerable pain.
What are the symptoms of pelvic pain?
Pelvic pain can result from any of the organs in your abdominal area, and the symptoms you experience can vary. Common symptoms of pelvic pain include:
- Sharp, shooting pain
- Dull, achy pain
- Pressure or heavy sensation
With pelvic pain, you may also experience discomfort during intercourse or a bowel movement. Depending on the cause, your pain may be constant or intermittent.
What are the common causes of pelvic pain?
Your pelvic pain can develop from numerous causes. Some of the most common include:
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Pelvic floor dysfunction
- Interstitial cystitis
- Painful bladder syndrome
- Pelvic congestion
- Ovarian cysts
When you come to see Dr. Baginski for help with your pelvic pain, he conducts a comprehensive evaluation to identify the underlying cause.
During your evaluation, he obtains detailed information about your symptoms and medical history and conducts a physical and pelvic exam.
He may also request diagnostic tests to rule out or confirm a suspected diagnosis, such as blood work, urinalysis, food sensitivity analysis, X-ray, MRI, or ultrasound.
How is pelvic pain treated?
Treatment for your pelvic pain is individualized based on the underlying cause of your pain. Despite being an expert surgeon, Dr. Baginski rarely recommends surgery as a treatment option for pelvic pain. Instead, he may suggest:
- Hormone therapy
- Physical therapy
- Nutrition therapy
- Over-the-counter pain medication
If surgery is needed, Dr. Baginski uses the most advanced minimally invasive techniques possible to minimize your pain, scarring, and recovery.
You don’t have to suffer from pelvic pain. For a diagnosis and treatment plan aimed at alleviating your discomfort, contact the office of Leon Baginski, MD FACOG, by calling or using the online booking tool today.