Pelvic Pain Denver
Are you experiencing frequent or chronic pelvic? Does pelvic pain keep you from doing the things you love? If so, you can find a solution to your pain at Metro Denver Pain Management (MD Pain) with an office location serving Denver, Colorado. The practice prides itself on a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to finding and addressing the root cause of your pelvic pain. To schedule your initial consultation, go online or call the office today and be one step closer to getting back to the life you love.
What Causes Pelvic Pain?
Pelvic pain can be acute or chronic, with a range of potential causes. Common causes of pelvic pain include the following:
- Pelvic congestion syndrome
- Iliac vein compression syndrome
- May-Thurner syndrome
- Uterine fibroids
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
- Enlarged prostate
- Weakened pelvic floor
There are many potential causes of acute and chronic pelvic pain. The first step in diagnosing the cause of your pain is to visit your primary care physician, your gynecologist or proctologist, or a pain management physician at MD Pain. At MD Pain, we can begin treating your pelvic pain as you go through testing and diagnosis with your primary care provider or specialist.
When To Consult a Doctor About Pelvic Pain
Some types of pelvic pain are normal, such as menstrual cramps or a strained muscle from your pickup basketball game last weekend. How do you know when pelvic pain is something to worry about? If you’re suffering from pelvic pain in Denver, speak with your doctor when:
- Pain disrupts your daily life
- The pain worsens over time
- You experience itching, burning, or pain during urination
- Your symptoms don’t improve with time
- Your period worsens
- You experience pain during intercourse
- You have bleeding, spotting, or unusual discharge between periods
- You have signs of an infection, including fever or chills
If you experience a sudden onset of symptoms, visit the emergency room immediately.
Treatment Options for Chronic Pelvic Pain
Because the causes of pelvic pain vary so widely, possible treatments range from antibiotics for bacterial infections to surgery for specific conditions and tissue damage. Some patients might benefit from pelvic floor exercises, while others might benefit from targeted injections to relieve pain. Some patients may need a comprehensive treatment plan with multiple therapies to manage their pain.
Contact MD Pain for Pelvic Pain in Denver and the Surrounding Areas
Pelvic pain is a common symptom in women that also affects men in rarer cases. Regardless of sex or gender, contact us at MD Pain if you’re experiencing pelvic pain in Denver. Call today at 303-750-8100 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at our office in Englewood, CO.
Frequently Asked Questions
Pelvic pain, which occurs in the lower abdomen, can feel sharp and stabbing or dull and aching. It may hurt all over or in one specific spot. It may get worse with activities, or exercise may make it feel better.
Pelvic pain can be accompanied by other symptoms like:
- Frequent need to urinate
- Problems urinating
- Vaginal discharge
- Vaginal bleeding
This pain may worsen during your period or during or after intercourse.
A variety of conditions can lead to pelvic pain. Your lower abdomen houses multiple organs, any of which could cause pain in the area. Most commonly, pelvic pain results from a problem with the:
- Urinary tract
- Lower intestine
- Fallopian tubes
These problems could range from an infection, such as a urinary tract infection, or from inflammation, like with diverticulitis. Other times, pelvic pain results from abnormal tissue growths, as in endometriosis or ovarian cysts.
Pelvic pain could also develop from a bone or muscle tissue in the area, as well as an issue with the connective tissue, specifically in the pelvic floor region.
Pelvic pain isn’t always something to worry about; it may be gas or menstrual cramps. But there are times that the symptoms of pelvic pain shouldn’t be ignored. At Metro Denver Pain Management, the practice recommends scheduling an appointment when:
- Your pain disrupts your daily life
- The pain has been getting worse over time
- Your period has become significantly worse
- You experience vaginal bleeding, spotting, or discharge
- It hurts or burns to urinate
- You have a fever or the chills
- Your symptoms don’t get better with rest and time
If your pelvic pain comes on suddenly and is severe, seek emergency medical care.
The root cause of your pelvic pain determines the best course of treatment. For instance, if the pain results from an infection, your doctor can treat it with antibiotics. When the pain stems from an issue with an organ or an abnormal growth, you may need surgery.