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Pelvic Painin Phoenix, AZ

Pelvic Pain Treatment Options

The treatment of pelvic pain depends on the cause, but common treatment options include:

  • Lifestyle changes:
    • Some conditions that cause pelvic pain require special diets, such as gluten-free or low FOD map diets. Reducing your intake of sugary, greasy, and processed foods can help alleviate some pelvic pain.
    • Drink more water.
    • Eat slowly and smaller portions.
    • Avoid foods you are allergic to or have an intolerance for.
  • Heat therapy
  • Over-the-counter medication for pain, bloating, or gas relief
  • Prescription medication for pain or to treat a specific disease
    • Birth control for those with a uterus
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery: In some cases, you will need surgery to treat your symptoms. Cancer and appendicitis are two common causes of pelvic pain that may require surgery.

Symptoms

  • Pain occurring in the lowest part of the abdomen, lower back, buttocks, or thighs
  • Vaginal bleeding, spotting, or discharge
  • Pain during intercourse or while urinating or defecating
  • Bloating or gas
  • Blood present in your urine or stool
  • Difficulties with or inability to control urinating or defecating

Seek immediate medical attention if your sudden, intense abdominal pain is solely on the right side of your abdomen and is accompanied by:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low-grade fever
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Bloating and flatulence

These can be symptoms of appendicitis, which may be caused by a ruptured appendix or a pus pocket in your abdomen.

Pelvic Pain Causes

Causes of pelvic pain include, but are not limited to:

  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Cystitis or interstitial cystitis
  • Diseases affecting reproductive organs
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pelvic adhesions
  • Sexually transmitted illness
  • Sore or tight pelvic muscles
  • Testicular or ovarian torsion
  • Trauma or injury
  • Tumor
  • Urinary or kidney stones
  • Urinary tract infections

Causes specific to those with uteruses:

  • Adenomyosis
  • Endometriosis
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Mittelschmerz: painful ovulation
  • Ovarian cysts or cancer
  • Ovulations
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pregnancy
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Yeast infection
  • Ectopic pregnancy: occurs when the embryo implants itself anywhere outside of the uterus

More Pelvic Pain Facts

  • Women are more likely to experience pelvic pain than men.

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