Pelvic Pain Specialist

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Antheia Gynecology

Gynecology & Menopause Specialist located in East Windsor, NJ

Occasional cramping and pelvic discomfort is a normal part of a woman’s life, but when pelvic pain is severe or persists over time, seeing a specialist is the right course of action. The board-certified team of gynecologists at Antheia Gynecology has helped many women in East Windsor, New Jersey, find answers and solutions for pelvic pain. Booking an appointment takes just moments online or you can call the office.

Pelvic Pain Q&A

What is pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain is discomfort that originates from your reproductive organs or the area of your abdomen beneath your belly button. Most women first encounter pelvic pain during their period, when cramping can lead to discomfort. 

Mild to moderate menstrual cramping is usually not a cause for concern. You can relieve cramping by taking an over-the-counter pain medication. Sometimes even taking a walk or a hot bath can be enough to lessen cramping. 

Pelvic pain that brings significant discomfort or occurs when you are not having your period could be a sign of a serious medical condition. A diagnostic exam at Antheia Gynecology can help you find answers, and begin exploring treatment options. 

What are some potential causes of pelvic pain?

Many different things can cause pelvic pain. Some of the more common causes include:

  • Appendicitis
  • Ovulation
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Kidney stones
  • Urinary tract infection

The first step in finding relief is determining the cause of your pelvic discomfort. 

What diagnostic tools can help find the cause of pelvic pain?

The team at Antheia Gynecology offers state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment options. The first step, however, is a simple discussion with your doctor about your symptoms, your lifestyle, and your personal and family health history. 

A pelvic exam is next and gives your doctor a chance to see and feel some of your reproductive tissues. Blood and urine testing might be part of the diagnostic process and provides insight into how well your organs and systems are functioning. 

A vaginal culture test is also a common approach and involves taking a small sample of cells from your vagina and identifying the microorganisms within. 

Colposcopy is a procedure that uses a special scope to gain a magnified view of your cervix, vagina, and other reproductive tissues. The process is similar to having a routine pelvic exam and is not painful. 

A pelvic ultrasound uses sound waves to create an image of your reproductive organs. Pelvic laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that can gather both images and tissue samples from your reproductive organs. 

With gynecologic diagnostics, your doctor can determine the cause of your pelvic pain and prescribe the appropriate treatment.

Learn more about these and other diagnostic tools for pelvic pain during a one-on-one consultation at Antheia Gynecology. Book your visit online or by phone today.