When women from Orlando, Lake Mary, and Kissimmee, Florida suffer from pelvic pain, the compassionate and experienced physicians at UroGyn Specialists of Florida offer services to diagnose the condition causing the pelvic pain and treatments to reduce discomfort while healing the body.
Pelvic pain that lasts for 6 months or longer is considered chronic pain. Pelvic pain can vary in intensity and may come and go. For example, some women may only experience pelvic pain during their periods, or after eating, during sex, or while urinating. Pelvic pain can be caused by any number of conditions that affect the reproductive organs, the urinary tract, or bowel. The doctors at UroGyn Specialists of Florida will take special care to diagnose the true root cause of a patient’s pelvic pain to ensure the most appropriate and effective treatment is prescribed. The doctors will collect medical histories, perform pelvic exams and may suggest imaging tests including laparoscopy, cystoscopy, colonoscopy, ultrasounds, and sigmoidoscopy. These tests further enable the doctor to see inside the body to aid their diagnosis.
Chronic pelvic pain is caused by conditions and diseases that affect the reproductive system, the urinary tract, and the bowel. Pelvic pain is more common in women than in men because of the complexity of their reproductive organs and a higher risk of urinary tract infections and complications. It’s important to seek medical attention for pelvic pain as it can be caused by serious conditions that may have a lasting effect on a patient’s health and in some cases fertility. If pelvic pain is experienced while pregnant, the patient should seek immediate medical attention. Some of the specific conditions that can cause pelvic pain include:
- Ectopic Pregnancy
- Menstrual pains
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Placental Abruption
- Premature Labor
- Rupture of Cysts
Treatment for pelvic pain is determined by the condition or disease responsible for the pain. The doctors may suggest lifestyle changes including improving posture, changing diet, and added regular exercise. Often nutrition therapy such as adding vitamin B1 and magnesium to the diet can help relieve dysmenorrhea, which is pain related to the menstrual cycle. They may also suggest taking painkillers such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Some patients may benefit from physical therapy or treatments such as acupuncture or massage to release trigger points that may be contributing to the patient’s pelvic pain. In rare and severe cases, surgery may be necessary to repair and restore pelvic organs and the muscles of the pelvic floor.
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Billing & Insurance
Referrals are needed for the following insurances:
- FHHS Rosen (every six months)
- Wellcare (yearly)
UroGyn Specialists of Florida accepts most major insurance plans. Please remember to bring your insurance card(s) with you on the day of your appointment. Contact your primary care physician to obtain a referral from your insurance carrier, if it is required by your insurance. If this referral is not obtained by the time of your visit, you will be rescheduled. Additionally, under the rules of all HMO and PPO policies, patients will be responsible for paying their co-payment at the time of the appointment.