If you’re experiencing pelvic pain in the lowest part of your pelvis, Derakhsh Fozouni, MD, can help identify its cause and relieve your symptoms. At Dr. Fozouni OB/GYN & Associates in Palm Springs, California, Dr. Fozouni provides women with the highest-quality gynecological services in a comfortable and supportive environment they can trust. Don’t ignore your pelvic pain; call Dr. Fozouni or schedule an appointment online today.
Pelvic pain occurs between your hips and below your navel in the lowest part of your pelvis. It’s considered chronic when your pelvic pain lasts longer than six months.
Common symptoms of pelvic pain include:
You might also experience pain during sexual intercourse when sitting for a long time, or during a bowel movement.
When women have pelvic pain, there may be several gynecological causes, including:
You can also experience pelvic pain because of structural issues in your pelvic floor. Sometimes pelvic pain has nongynecological causes, such as kidney stones and irritable bowel syndrome. It can also be due to psychological factors like stress, depression, or a history of sexual or physical abuse.
Dr. Fozouni works closely with you to identify the cause of your pelvic pain. During your appointment, she reviews your symptoms, personal and family medical history, and performs a comprehensive exam, including a pelvic exam.
Based on your exam, Dr. Fozouni might suggest additional testing such as:
In some cases, Dr. Fozouni suggests documenting your pain and symptoms in a journal to look for a pattern, such as pelvic pain that corresponds with your menstrual cycle.
Dr. Fozouni treats your pelvic pain based on its cause. Depending on your condition, she might recommend:
For expert diagnosis and treatment of your pelvic pain, call Dr. Derakhsh Fozouni in Palm Springs, California, or schedule an appointment online today.