Occasional pelvic pain is usually nothing to be concerned about, but when pain is severe or gets in the way of your daily routines, you should book a visit with William Garcia, MD, at his Vienna, Virginia, OB/GYN practice. Dr. Garcia has the experience and skill needed to get to the bottom of your pelvic pain and create a personalized treatment plan to help you find relief. Book your visit today using the easy online tool or by phone.
Pelvic pain is discomfort that occurs in the lower portion of your abdomen. Not all pelvic pain is alike, and you may experience pain that is sharp or dull, steady or intermittent. Your pain might occur only at certain times, or could be completely unpredictable.
Most women have some degree of discomfort or pain during their periods. Cramping or a dull, aching sensation is common. However, for others, their menstrual pain is severe enough to keep them from work or school.
If you suffer from pelvic pain, book an appointment with Dr. Garcia to find answers and explore solutions. There’s no need to live with severe or persistent pain when there are safe and effective treatments available.
Dr. Garcia always begins with a discussion of your personal and family health history, and your current symptoms. It might be helpful to create a written record of when your pain occurs and whether it waxes or wanes according to your activities.
A pelvic exam is the next step and gives Dr. Garcia the chance to look for tissue abnormalities. He might also suggest additional screenings like urinalysis or blood work.
Based on the results of these preliminary exams and screenings, you may need more advanced diagnostic care. Pelvic laparoscopy is an approach that uses a thin tube with a camera and light to project images of your reproductive organs onto a monitor. Similar techniques can be used to view the interior of your bladder or colon.
Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, can give additional details about your pelvic structures. Dr. Garcia takes the results of all these diagnostic tools and uses them to determine the cause of your pelvic pain.
Dr. Garcia creates a customized treatment plan to address your specific needs and goals. Pain medication may play a role in managing discomfort, but the focus is on finding a solution that provides lasting relief without the need for pharmaceutical intervention.
Many gynecologic conditions respond well to hormone therapy. The right supplementation can restore hormonal balance and relieve many symptoms.
Lifestyle changes can also help address gynecologic symptoms. Dr. Garcia can review your overall health and lifestyle choices to reveal changes that can help you improve all aspects of your health and wellness.
Surgery is sometimes the most effective way to address gynecologic conditions. Many procedures can be performed using minimally invasive techniques, although open surgery remains an option as well.
If you’re living with pelvic pain, make today the day you take a step toward finding relief. Book your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Garcia, online or by phone.