Does your lower abdomen hurt? 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.
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.