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Pelvic Pain

OBGYN CARE

OB/GYNs located in Newport Beach, CA & Irvine, CA

Pelvic pain can come and go, and pain lasting six months or more is considered chronic. You don’t need to suffer with pelvic pain, when OBGYN CARE, in Newport Beach and Irvine, California, provides same-day procedures to put an end to your chronic pelvic pain. You may benefit from a laparoscopic uterosacral nerve ablation (LUNA) or presacral neurectomy performed by Catalin Marinescu, MD, FACOG, or Kendra Baker, DO. They find the source of your pelvic pain to provide long-term relief. Call one of the offices today or book a consultation online to discuss your pelvic pain.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What is chronic pelvic pain?

Chronic pelvic pain is a broad term for pain lasting more than six months that’s not related to your period. This form of pain may have multiple causes. It might be a symptom of another disease, or it may be a condition in its own right.

Sometimes, the source of pelvic pain remains a mystery. However, the board-certified doctors at OBGYN CARE use their expertise to identify what’s behind your condition. Oftentimes diagnosing pelvic pain is accomplished through a process of elimination. 

How do you identify the source of chronic pelvic pain?

Your OBGYN CARE doctor begins with an in-depth review of your medical history and overall health. They perform a physical exam, including a pelvic exam. 

They recommend tests help to rule out potential causes of your condition. Pelvic pain can be caused by ovulation or menstrual cramps, or may result from a variety of other gynecologic issues, including:

  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Endometriosis
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Miscarriage (before the 20th week) 
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Uterine fibroids

Pelvic pain be referred pain originating in the gastrointestinal system, as in the case of constipation or Crohn's disease, or it may be part of another condition such as fibromyalgia.

Imaging tests, such as ultrasound or laparoscopy, allow your gynecologist to hone in on a diagnosis and then recommend a treatment plan that’s appropriate for you. 

What is the treatment for chronic pelvic pain?

Depending on your diagnosis, your OBGYN CARE doctor may suggest conservative treatments, such as pain relievers, changes to your diet, or acupuncture. 

In other cases, where chronic pelvic pain is interfering with quality of life, they may recommend one of two procedures to interrupt the pathway in your body that transmits pain signals.

Laparoscopic uterosacral nerve ablation (LUNA) and presacral neurectomy both involve cutting the nerves to stop the transmission of pain signals from the pelvis to the brain. Both procedures are minimally invasive and are offered as same-day surgeries.

If you’re ready to put chronic pelvic pain behind you, the doctors at OBGYN CARE offer a unique expertise in minimally invasive procedures to surgically relieve your pain. Find out more by calling today or booking a consultation online.