Getting Relief for Chronic Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain is located between the belly button and the hips and groin. If it lasts for six months or more, it is called chronic pelvic pain. The doctors associated with Orlando Health and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies will diagnose and treat your pelvic pain with skill and compassion so you can get back to your busy life, pain-free.

Chronic pelvic pain may be experienced as constant pain or a dull ache in the abdominal area, or pain that comes and goes. Pelvic pain can affect women of all ages (typically occurring after your first period). It may also include burning or pain with urination, vaginal discharge and pain during intercourse. Underlying gynecological conditions can range from menstrual pain and endometriosis to ovarian cysts, fibroids and urinary tract infections. Other causes of pelvic pain can include uterine or cervical cancer, ectopic pregnancy or neuromuscular problems.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Our doctors are experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions related to pelvic pain, including:
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Diverticulitis
  • Endometriosis and adenomyosis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Painful periods and menstrual disorders
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Urinary tract and bladder infections
  • Uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts
The diagnosis of chronic pelvic pain may include blood and urine tests, testing for sexually transmitted diseases, and screening for cancer. Your doctor may order additional testing to view your abdominal and pelvic organs.

Orlando Health gynecologists employ the most advanced diagnostic procedures available to accurately diagnose and treat pelvic conditions. Diagnostic exams to determine the cause of pelvic pain may include laparoscopy, cystoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, intravenous pyelography, X-rays, and MRI or CT scans.

Minimally Invasive Treatment Options

Our skilled medical team will inform you of your treatment options and work with you to effectively treat your particular condition. We offer advanced surgical options utilizing a minimally invasive approach to improve the lives of our patients. Minimally invasive surgery results in less trauma to your body, less scarring, less pain and quicker recovery than traditional surgical methods. Winnie Palmer Hospital is a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology, a designation given by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, the leading association of minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons, and Surgical Review Corporation.

For more information on conditions and treatments related to chronic pelvic pain, download the free Women’s Health Guide below.