Pelvic Pain Specialist

Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates -  - OB-GYN

Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates

OB-GYNs located in Milford, CT & Westport, CT

In Milford and Westport, Connecticut, the Southern Women's Health Care Associates is a place that offers comprehensive care to all women. Located in the Milford and Westport, Connecticut area, our OB-GYN services represent a complete set of services that cover all women's health, including any pain in the pelvic or vaginal region.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

Why Do Women Experience Pelvic Pain?

The pelvic region is a very dynamic place and is often an area where women experience pain. The complexity of the pelvic region makes the diagnosis of pain somewhat challenging. In fact, there are many reasons why women may experience pain in their pelvic region. A few of those reasons include problems related to pregnancy such as ectopic pregnancy, cysts, premature labor, and even miscarriage. In terms of gynecological reasons for pelvic pain, the list of reasons includes ovulation, pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cysts, fibroids, and endometriosis. The bowels and bladder are also located within the pelvis, and issues with those organs include irritable bowel syndrome, appendicitis, urinary tract infection, and hernia. Our doctors work hard to accurately diagnose any pain a woman might be having.

When Should I See My Doctor About Pelvic Pain?

If you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, you should see your OB/GYN as soon as possible, as pain in the pelvic region during pregnancy can be an indication of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. For general concerns, if the pain does not go away within 24-hours, or if it is accompanied by a fever, you should see your doctor as soon as possible because appendicitis may present itself as pelvic pain. If the pain in your pelvis is in conjunction with nausea or vomiting, you should also see your doctor as those symptoms can indicate bowel obstruction, a hernia, or irritable bowel syndrome.

In other cases, if the pain is severe or constant then see your doctor as soon as possible. If the pain comes and goes, talk with your doctor about it as it can be related to many treatable conditions.

How Do I Know if Pelvic Pain is Serious or Not?

There is no easy way to tell if pelvic pain is caused by a serious condition or not. Due to the nerves, much of the reproductive tract, and many muscles, bones, and connective tissue in the area, it is hard to tell without thorough examination. The best solution is always to talk with your OB/GYN about pain or pressure, especially in the pelvis.

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