The pelvic area is characterized by the region of the lower abdomen. Organs that are part of the pelvic area include the uterus, vagina, lower intestines, rectum, and urinary tract. Dr. Gandhi is an urogynecologist who specializes in helping women with pelvic health conditions, and can assist those who visit his practice complaining of pelvic pain and discomfort.
Pelvic pain is any pain that occurs in this lower abdomen region. It can be caused by numerous conditions. Women may feel discomfort in their lower abdomen while they are menstruating, and may experience pain during sexual intercourse. Infections may also be the source of pain and should be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible to avoid more severe, permanent damage to the pelvic organs.
To determine the cause of pelvic pain, Dr. Gandhi will ask numerous questions about his patient’s health history and the pain they are experiencing. A physical examination will be completed to check the pelvic organs for any abnormalities that may result in discomfort. This information will assist him in determining the best tests to perform to conclude the underlying condition. Lab tests such as urinalysis and blood work may be performed, as well as pelvic ultrasounds, laparoscopy, and MRI scans. A cystoscopy and colonoscopy may be done to view into the pelvic area for any visible signs of concerns.
Depending on the diagnosis, patients can seek effective treatment. Medication, hormones, physical therapy, surgery, counseling, and lifestyle changes may be made to reduce the pain and improve the condition. A combination of therapies may be used to assist patients in coping with the pain or reducing it altogether.
Patients with moderate to severe pelvic pain may notice that it interferes with their day-to-day life. Quality of life can suffer when one is experiencing chronic pelvic pain, so seeking help is important to get patients back to their regular activities. Dr. Gandhi helps women in improving their life with better pelvic health care, and is available to help new and existing patients in his practice.
If you are suffering from pelvic pain, now is the time to seek assistance. Contact Dr. Gandhi today and schedule an initial consultation appointment and physical examination to determine the cause of your discomfort.