Whether it’s constant or only happens during sex or menstruation, pelvic pain can be severe enough to cause work absences or missing out on activities. In the Upper East Side area of Manhattan in New York City, at TārāMD, gynecologist Susan Fenske, MD, FACOG, provides careful evaluations and integrative care to help you reduce pelvic pain from any cause. Schedule your appointment over the phone or online to learn more about pelvic pain today.
Pelvic pain is the sensation of discomfort in your lower abdomen. While acute pelvic pain doesn’t last very long and goes away on its own or with mild intervention, chronic pelvic pain can become a troublesome everyday issue in your life. Pelvic pain becomes chronic when it affects you for six months or longer.
The pain you feel in your lower abdomen can come from digestive, reproductive, urinary, or musculoskeletal causes. TārāMD finds out exactly where your pain is coming from so they can provide the appropriate personalized care.
Pelvic pain can manifest in many different ways, often ranging in its sensations and when it occurs. Explaining your specific symptoms in detail helps your physician figure out what’s causing the pain and which behaviors or circumstances are contributing to it or triggering it.
Your pelvic pain might feel like:
It might also only happen at certain times, like during sexual intercourse, after finishing a meal, or during your menstrual period. Some pelvic pain is prolonged and constant, while other types flare up at certain times.
It’s also possible to experience additional symptoms alongside pelvic pain, such as bloating, diarrhea, and spotting.
TārāMD provides integrative care for pelvic pain after analyzing and identifying its root cause. The team examines the factors contributing to your pain and can develop a treatment plan that addresses the root cause and any contributing factors.
To manage your pelvic pain with integrative and functional medicine, your TārāMD provider might recommend:
SoLā pelvic therapy is a one-of-a-kind treatment for vaginal, vulvar, and pelvic pain that activates the mitochondria, which produce energy, inside your cells. This helps your body heal while improving circulation in targeted tissues.
It’s not always easy to identify the cause of your pelvic pain, but doing so can put you on the right track to effective management. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online at TārāMD for personalized care today.