Pelvic Pain, Fibroids, And Endometriosis

Pelvic pain is one of the most common reasons for a gynecologist visit. At Midwest OB/GYN & Midwifery, Mariusz Koziol, MD, FACOG, and the team get to the root of your pain, whether it’s fibroids, endometriosis, or another medical condition. No matter what causes your pain, Dr. Koziol and the team can help you find long-lasting relief. Call the Elk Grove Village or Park Ridge, Illinois, office or book an appointment online today.

Pelvic Pain, Fibroids, and Endometriosis Q & A

Pelvic pain can be a sign of several gynecological conditions. The nature of your pain varies depending on its cause. 

Some women report dull cramps, while others experience a sharp, stabbing sensation. Your pain may appear in just one area or it may spread throughout your belly and back. 

Causes of pelvic pain can include:

  • STDs
  • Bladder infection
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Miscarriage
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Cancer

Report any new or worsening pain to your doctor. Most cases of pelvic pain aren’t life-threatening, but some have a serious impact on your health. If you’re not sure what’s causing your pain, it’s best to see a health care provider right away.

While many conditions cause pelvic pain, uterine fibroids and endometriosis are common culprits. Fibroids are benign tumors that can grow inside the walls of your womb. Small fibroids often cause no symptoms, but large fibroids can trigger pain and bleeding.

Endometriosis can also cause pain in your belly or back. This condition occurs when uterine tissue grows outside the womb. Endometriosis can have a significant impact on your health and fertility. 

Symptoms of fibroids and endometriosis include:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Heavy or painful periods
  • Frequent urination
  • Pain when using the toilet
  • Pain during sex
  • Infertility

Some women with these conditions experience only minor symptoms or no symptoms at all. But if your symptoms disrupt your life, the Midwest OB/GYN & Midwifery team helps you find relief.

Hormonal birth control may help bring your fibroid and endometriosis symptoms under control. These medications prevent your uterine lining from thickening each month. Other hormone-based drugs can also shrink fibroids and existing endometrial tissue. 

But in some cases, you may need surgery to resolve the problem.  No matter what your health needs, the team can help you select a procedure that relieves your pain.

After your surgery, the Midwest OB/GYN & Midwifery team provides ongoing care. If you have trouble getting pregnant, they help you explore your options. Fertility treatments help many women with fibroids or endometriosis successfully get pregnant.

Do you struggle with stubborn pelvic pain? Let Midwest OB/GYN & Midwifery help. Call the office or book an appointment online today.