Morris Ahdoot, MD
OBGYN located in Irvine, CA
Pelvic pain is a broad symptom that can point to one of a host of issues, from an infection to a chronic condition. The key is getting the right diagnosis. As a gynecologist, Morris Ahdoot, MD understands the many health issues that can lead to pelvic pain and works with his patients in Irvine, California to find long-lasting solutions that bring relief. If you’re suffering from pelvic pain, don’t hesitate to call, or you can use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.
Pelvic Pain Q & A
What is pelvic pain?
While the answer to this question may seem obvious, pelvic pain can present in many different ways, such as:
- Sudden and acute
- Dull and nagging
- Pain that radiates to your low back or down your legs
- Pain only during certain activities
These distinctions are crucial in helping Dr. Ahdoot diagnose your problem.
What causes pelvic pain?
Many health issues can cause pelvic pain. Chief among them are:
- Uterine fibroids
- Menstrual cramps
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Pregnancy issues
- Reproductive cancers
The best way to figure out what’s behind your pelvic pain is to get in to see Dr. Ahdoot for a full evaluation.
How is pelvic pain diagnosed?
If you’re suffering from pelvic pain, your diagnosis is key to finding relief, which is why Dr. Ahdoot is very thorough, leaving no diagnostic stone unturned. After reviewing your symptoms and your medical history, Dr. Ahdoot performs a comprehensive exam that may include:
- Blood tests
The last three are techniques that allow Dr. Ahdoot to gain a closer look at the reproductive structures inside your pelvis to check for any problems or abnormalities. These procedures are minimally invasive and provide a wealth of information that can rule out or confirm a diagnosis.
Dr. Ahdoot can also turn the diagnostic procedure into a surgical one to remove:
- Endometrial tissue
He may also take a sample of your tissue (biopsy) during the diagnostic procedure for further study.
How is pelvic pain treated?
As noted above, Dr. Ahdoot can sometimes combine a laparoscopic diagnostic procedure with a laparoscopic treatment, depending on the underlying cause of your pelvic pain. There are also other treatments for pelvic pain, which include:
- Hormonal regulation through contraceptives
- Antibiotics, in case of infection
- Anti-inflammatory medications
Again, it’s difficult to outline a treatment plan until Dr. Ahdoot diagnoses the source of your pelvic pain. Rest assured, he tirelessly works until he finds the right solution for your situation.
To learn more about treating pelvic pain, call Dr. Ahdoot or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.
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