Pelvic Pain

Diego Ramirez, MD

Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology located in El Paso, TX

Pelvic pain can be disruptive to your life. At Diego Ramirez OBGYN PLLC, in El Paso, Texas, you can trust board-certified Diego Ramirez, MD, to evaluate and diagnose your pelvic pain as well as create a comprehensive treatment plan. Pelvic pain that ranges from mildly distressing to highly severe deserves attention. Call the office or book online for a comprehensive exam and all necessary screenings.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

When should I see a doctor about pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain shows in the lower part of your belly and pelvis, indicating a potential problem in your urinary system or reproductive organs.

Pain deserves attention regardless of whether it’s dull or sharp; it is constant or comes and goes; or is localized to your pelvis or radiates to your lower back, buttocks, or thighs.

Pelvic pain may only appear when you urinate or have sexual intercourse. Even in these cases, you should have it investigated by Dr. Ramirez.

What are the potential causes of pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain can occur due to many different conditions, most of which are infinitely treatable. Dr. Ramirez evaluates you for:

  • Endometriosis
  • Menstrual cramps or ovulation pain
  • Miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Infections of the urinary tract
  • Uterine fibroids

Pelvic pain can also result due to adenomyosis, which occurs when the inner lining of the uterus breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus. You may also have pelvic pain because of uterine or ovarian cancer.

What symptoms accompany pelvic pain?

Symptoms may accompany pelvic pain, including:

  • Worsening menstrual cramps
  • Vaginal bleeding or spotting
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Bloating and gas

If you have these symptoms, it’s imperative to see Dr. Ramirez for evaluation.

How is pelvic pain evaluated?

Dr. Ramirez assesses your symptoms and reviews your medical history. He performs a pelvic exam to help determine what’s causing your pelvic pain. He may order blood and urine tests and check for a sexually transmitted disease. Other tests he may conduct include:

  • Hysteroscopy to examine the uterus
  • Pelvic X-rays or ultrasound
  • CT scans of the uterus and abdomen

These tests can reveal fibroids, endometriosis, or cysts that may be causing your pain.

How is pelvic pain treated?

If you have a condition that surgery can treat, such as fibroids, endometriosis, or ovarian cysts, Dr. Ramirez recommends minimally invasive surgery to remove the abnormalities causing your pain.

Hormone treatment can also alleviate pain associated with heavy menstrual bleeding and cramping, often caused by endometriosis or fibroids.

If you’re suffering from pelvic pain, contact Diego Ramirez OBGYN PLLC. Call today or book an appointment using this website.