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Pelvic Pain Specialist

Capital Women's Care

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Montgomery, Bethesda, MD

Pelvic pain is a common symptom many women experience, and the discomfort may coincide with your menstrual cycle or be a more chronic problem. No matter the frequency of your symptoms, if you have pelvic pain, and it’s affecting your quality of life, the experienced team at Capital Women’s Care, which includes Dr. Deena Kleinerman, Dr. Rachael Cleberg, Dr. Kirsten Beeson, Kimberly Severn, CNM and Morgan Wilkerson, PA-C, can provide the care you need to reduce your symptoms. Call the Bethesda, Maryland, office in Montgomery County today.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What should I know about pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain refers to any discomfort you may feel in your lower abdominal area. The pain may be a dull constant ache or a sharp, intermittent pain. While it’s not uncommon for women to experience pelvic pain from time to time, if your pain is keeping you from doing the things you enjoy, it’s time to contact the team at Capital Women’s Care for an evaluation.



What causes pelvic pain?

Your pelvic pain may develop from many different causes. Some of the most common gynecological causes of pelvic pain include:


  • Menstruation
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease


Your pelvic pain may not even be related to your reproductive system and may be due to an issue with your digestive or urinary system, such as irritable bowel syndrome or a urinary tract infection.



How is pelvic pain diagnosed?

Your specialist at Capital Women’s Care conducts a comprehensive examination when you come in with concerns about pelvic pain. During your examination, your specialist reviews your symptoms and medical history and conducts a physical and pelvic exam. Your specialist may also recommend diagnostic testing, such as sonography, to further evaluate your reproductive organs to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.

In some cases, they may recommend a laparoscopy. During this minimally invasive procedure, your specialist at Capital Women’s Care inserts a laparoscope, which is a surgical camera, through a small incision in your abdomen to take a better look at your internal organs. Your specialist may be able to perform a procedure during your laparoscopy to fix the underlying cause of your pelvic pain.



What are the treatments for pelvic pain?

Treatment for your pelvic pain depends on the underlying cause. Your specialist at Capital Women’s Care develops a personalized plan based on your symptoms, medical history, and cause of your pain.

Your treatment may include:


  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • Hormonal birth control
  • Physical therapy


Depending on the cause of your pain, they may also recommend surgery.

Pelvic pain is common in women and you can get treatment to improve your discomfort and quality of life. For a consultation with a compassionate team, call Capital Women’s Care today.