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4 Signs Your Pelvic Pain Needs Treatment

4 Signs Your Pelvic Pain Needs Treatment

While most women experience pelvic pain frequently due to menstruation, pregnancy, or ovulation, it can also be a sign of something more serious, such as a miscarriage or conditions like endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and even ovarian cancer.

But what differentiates common pelvic discomfort from something more serious? 

When you experience uncomfortable or concerning gynecologic symptoms or pregnancy concerns, Dr. Kevin Hooker and the Lake Havasu OB/GYN Care team are here for you. Dr. Hooker’s experience, patient-centered approach, and warmth make Lake Havasu OB/GYN Care especially trusted. We are here for you whether you need routine care, prenatal care, or care for a chronic condition.

When should I worry that my pelvic pain requires treatment?

Here’s a list of top indications that point to the need for consulting with Dr. Hooker if you experience pelvic pain that’s unusual in any way. 

As a rule of thumb, you should seek our help if you experience:

 

  1. Pelvic pain that’s severe and starts suddenly out of the blue, especially if you don’t have your period, aren’t ovulating, and aren’t pregnant, might indicate an ovarian cyst, uterine fibroids, or endometriosis, a condition where your uterine lining grows out of control, beyond your uterus, and sometimes even beyond the pelvic organs. 
  2. Blood in your urine or stool. Bloody urine and pelvic pain indicate that you may have a urinary tract infection (UTI) that requires treatment. If you notice blood in your poop and suffer from pelvic pain, it may be related to Crohn’s disease, a type of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). 
  3. Fever and pelvic pain may point to pelvic inflammatory disease, usually caused by a sexually transmitted infection (STI). We treat this with antibiotics. 
  4. If you’re pregnant and experience bleeding or fever in addition to pelvic pain, it may be a sign of ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage. See Dr. Hooker as soon as possible, whether your pregnancy is considered normal or high-risk

If your pelvic pain is sharp or becomes chronic and it lasts over two weeks, a call to Lake Havasu OB/GYN Care is a must.

Dr. Hooker performs a comprehensive exam using advanced testing to arrive at an accurate diagnosis and create a customized treatment plan that brings you relief and peace of mind.

Call our office at 928-683-1667 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hooker, or reach out and request one online






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