Pelvic Pain – Treatment Options
Studies indicate that most women, and some men, at some point in their lives may experience pelvic pain. In general, when the condition persists for a period of longer than 3 months, the term to describe this pain is chronic pelvic pain (CPP)). This is very a poorly understood condition that could possibly represent some abnormal neurological function, in the peripheral nervous system or central nervous system, or be the result of other extenuating circumstances not known.
If you have experienced symptoms of pain, you may want to see a gynecologist to ease your mind. If problems the problems persist and extend beyond just a few days, Dr. Kuhne would like an opportunity to discuss a variety of treatment options available to you that may help. He will be able to begin with a careful history and examination, followed by a pregnancy test. Some women may also need blood-work or additional imaging studies, and a handful may also benefit from having surgical evaluation using small telescopes (laparoscopy). Many women will also benefit from a consultation to discuss types of a physical therapy, a trial of anti-inflammatory medications, hormonal therapy, or even neurological agents.
If you believe you have a long-lasting (chronic) pelvic pain, or you have new (acute) pelvic pain, don’t wait any longer. Please make an appointment to see Dr. Kuhne or your health professional as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment. Pick up the phone and call us at 214-705-7425.
For information about conditions that can cause new pelvic pain, you may want to talk to Dr. Kuhne and see if any of these generic topics would apply. He is happy to provide information about Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Endometriosis, Uterine Fibroids, Pregnancy-Related Problems, Ectopic Pregnancy, Exposure to Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Functional Ovarian Cysts, Kidney Stones, and Appendicitis.