Pelvic Pain And Fibroids Specialist

Women to Women OB GYN Care

Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecologist located in Hollywood, FL

If you consider all that your pelvis houses, you realize that pelvic pain can stem from any number of problems, such as endometriosis or uterine fibroids. At Women to Women OB GYN Care in Hollywood, Florida, the goal of Dr. Shrusan Gray and Dr. Svetlana Maslyak when it comes to pelvic pain is to get to the bottom of the issue causing your pain to bring you relief. To put an end to your pelvic pain, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Pelvic Pain and Fibroids Q & A

Women to Women OB GYN Care

What are the main causes of pelvic pain?

Your pelvis contains most of your reproductive system, as well as your urinary tract and the lower part of your gastrointestinal tract. In other words, it’s a crowded area, and there’s a number of conditions that can cause pain in this region. To narrow down the list, here’s a look at the most common causes of pelvic pain:

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic infections
  • Reproductive cancers
  • Dysmenorrhea, or painful periods
  • Urinary tract infection

Again, this list is by no means comprehensive and the only way to know for certain what’s causing your pain is to make an appointment at Women to Women OB GYN Care for a full evaluation.

How is pelvic pain diagnosed?

During your appointment, Dr. Gray or Dr. Maslyak starts by reviewing your symptoms to give them a better idea of what to look for. This point is an important one because your symptoms can reveal a great deal. For example, if your pain only comes with certain movements or only at certain times, this helps your OB/GYN narrow the field of possibilities considerably.

After reviewing your symptoms, Dr. Gray or Dr. Maslyak performs a physical exam and orders advanced imaging, such as an X-ray, ultrasound, or MRI, to get a look at what’s going on with your insides. They also take a sample of your blood and urine for testing.

If Dr. Gray or Dr. Maslyak finds something unusual that may involve your cervix, they may take a closer look through a colposcopy procedure, which relies on small instruments that they insert into your vagina, which provide a magnified view of the area. During this procedure, your doctor may also take a tissue sample for further study.

How is pelvic pain treated?

This question is difficult to answer since treatment depends on the underlying issue. Rest assured that Dr. Gray and Dr. Maslyak offer the latest treatments, which may include medications, hormone therapies, or minimally invasive surgery such as endometrial ablation. In most cases, they start out conservatively and only use more aggressive measures if your condition resists treatment.

If you want to find relief from pelvic pain, call Women to Women OB GYN Care or use the online scheduling tool to request an appointment.