Your ObGyn Chico Dr. Unterseher typically treats women’s chronic pelvic pain in two different ways: treating a specific cause of the pain or treating the pain itself as a medical condition.
Based on a patient’s medical history, pelvic exam, and test results, your ObGyn Chico may uncover several conditions that could be the cause of your pelvic pain such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, irritable bowel syndrome, or a pelvic infection.
Depending on the cause, treatment for your pelvic pain may include:
- Medication designed to control or stop the ovulating process;
- Behavioral counseling;
- Surgery to remove growths, cysts, or tumors;
- Healthier lifestyle choices, such as diet and exercise.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the first choice of treatment by your ObGyn Chico for the relief of pelvic pain and inflammation.
For pain that appears to be worsened by the patient’s menstrual cycle, preventing ovulation and managing hormone levels is often recommended and is often quite effective in the treatment of pelvic pain.
For recurring pelvic pain, a combination of both medical and psychological procedures increases the patient’s chances of successful treatment.
This combination can help patients identify the mental and emotional tools they’ll need for the management of chronic pelvic pain and identifying the stress triggers that worsen it.
Surgery is the preferred option for treatment by your ObGyn Chico when the exact cause of the pelvic pain has been identified, and will be limited to the treatment of surgically correctable problems.
Surgical removal of the patient’s reproductive organs can also diminish chronic pelvic pain when the cause of pain cannot be determined.
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