Advanced Healthcare for Women
OB/GYNs located in La Grange Highlands, IL
Pelvic pain can be a sign of a more serious condition with your reproductive organs. Scott Multack, DO, will provide a thorough investigation into the underlying cause at Advanced Healthcare for Women. He will discuss the optimal treatment methods with you so you can finally take care of the discomfort once and for all. If you live in the La Grange Highlands, Illinois, area, make the call to his office today to find relief.
Pelvic Pain Q & A
What causes pelvic pain?
Pelvic pain could be a symptom of infection or inflammation. The culprit could also be a problem with one of your reproductive organs, your urinary tract, or your digestive system.
Reproductive problems that cause pelvic pain might include:
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Uterine fibroids
- Sexually transmitted diseases
Several other conditions can cause pelvic pain, too, such as appendicitis, Crohn's disease, fibromyalgia, intestinal obstruction, kidney stones, and urinary tract infections. Dr. Multack will request more information about the severity and regularity of the pain and conduct a proper exam to diagnose the cause of your pelvic pain.
If you have persistent, intolerable, or acute pelvic pain, you should make an appointment with Dr. Multack for an evaluation. He can help pinpoint the cause and follow up with proper treatment.
How does Dr. Multack diagnose pelvic pain?
Since pelvic pain can be a symptom of a variety of conditions, Dr. Multack will perform a thorough examination and ask you a series of questions to pinpoint the source of your pain. Based on his findings, Dr. Multack may order tests to make an accurate diagnosis. These tests typically include:
- Lab tests
- Pregnancy test
- CT scan
- Pelvic MRI
Finding the cause of pelvic pain allows Dr. Multack to provide targeted treatment, which can vary dramatically among the conditions listed.
What treatment options do I have for pelvic pain?
Treatment depends on the cause of the pelvic pain, the amount of pain you’re in, and how long you’ve been in pain. If pelvic pain is manageable and benign — such as normal menstrual cramps — no treatment may be necessary. An infection would require antibiotics. More severe causes of pelvic pain may require surgery.
If surgery is required, Dr. Multack offers a state-of-the-art surgical procedure called da Vinci® Surgery. Dr. Multack can make precise adjustments inside your body. The high-tech procedure allows Dr. Multack to perform minimally invasive surgery with exactness.
If you experience pelvic pain, particularly if it interferes with your daily life, contact Dr. Multack and his team to set up an evaluation.