Identifying Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Abdominal pain patient woman having medical exam with doctor Pelvic pain syndrome describes pain in the pelvic region below the belly button, lasting at least six months or longer. While it is a physical condition, it can impact your overall quality of life, leading to depression, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping. The cause of pelvic pain syndrome is not always known; it may be caused by underlying conditions or begin on its own. If you believe you may be suffering from pelvic pain syndrome, keep reading to learn about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

What Are the Symptoms of Pelvic Pain Syndrome?

Those with pelvic pain syndrome may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Consistent, steady pain in the abdominal region
  • Cramping
  • Dull aches in the region
  • Pressure in the pelvic region
  • Discomfort and pain during sex, urinating, or bowel movements
  • Aching and pain when sitting or standing too long

While not always common, some patients may also experience bloating, diarrhea, and having to urinate often. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, even if it has not been six months or more, visit Craig Ranch OB/GYN right away.

How Is This Condition Diagnosed?

If you or your gynecologist believe you may have pelvic pain syndrome, they will start with a physical exam. During this exam, they will ask about your symptoms and medical and family history. They’ll also conduct one or more diagnostic tests such as laparoscopy, ultrasound, CT scan, and more.

Do I Have To Wait Until Six Months Before I Can Be Diagnosed With This Condition?

Part of the diagnostic criteria for pelvic pain syndrome is that the patient is experiencing the symptoms for at least three to six months.

However, you do not have to wait to get treatment. If you’re experiencing regular or chronic pelvic pain that is interfering with your daily life, our team at Craig Ranch OB/GYN highly recommends you schedule an appointment right away. We can conduct an examination and discuss your treatment options so you can begin to find relief from your symptoms.

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Pelvic pain syndrome can be a debilitating and painful condition, making it difficult to participate in many aspects of your daily life. While some pelvic pain may be normal, if it is chronic or regular, it is important to seek treatment immediately. Schedule a consultation with Craig Ranch OB/GYN in McKinney, TX, at 214-544-6600.

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