Pelvic Pain Specialist

Shereen Oloufa, MD -  - OBGYN

West Orange Women’s Care

Shereen Oloufa, MD

OBGYN located in Ocoee, FL

Pelvic pain can be severe and even overwhelming at times. To get pelvic pain relief, you have to find its origin. At West Orange Women’s Care in Ocoee, Florida, experienced OB/GYN Shereen Oloufa, MD, can uncover the cause of your pain, and then give you effective relief. Book your appointment through the online tool or call the office anytime to schedule a visit.

Pelvic Pain Q&A

What is pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain occurs in the lower part of your abdomen, below your navel. Some women may experience this type of pain only during menstruation, but depending on its underlying cause, it can strike at any time.

You may have pelvic pain during ovulation, sexual intercourse, or even while you're urinating if you have an untreated condition.

What causes pelvic pain?

There are a number of possible causes of pelvic pain. Some of the most common include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain)
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome)
  • Mittelschmerz (painful ovulation)
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Uterine fibroids

Problems within your reproductive system often cause pelvic pain, but that's not always the case. Sometimes, the problem lies within the bowel, appendix, or somewhere else.

If you experience pelvic pain when pregnant, you should contact Dr. Oloufa at West Orange Women’s Care immediately in case of a problem with the baby.

How is pelvic pain diagnosed?

At West Orange Women's Care, Dr. Oloufa starts with reviewing your complete medical history. You then have a pelvic exam, and she may do some specific tests to narrow down the cause of your pelvic pain.

Sometimes, Dr. Oloufa may schedule an imaging test like an ultrasound or an MRI. Imaging tests allows her to see the inside of your pelvis more clearly, and these tests may aid in diagnosis.

West Orange Women's Care has state-of-the-art 3D and 4D ultrasound facilities onsite for your convenience. Other possible tests you might need to diagnose pelvic pain include:

  • Laparoscopy
  • Colposcopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Sonohysterography

These are minimally invasive procedures that enable Dr. Oloufa to assess problems in specific parts of your reproductive system.

What treatment options are available for pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain treatment depends on individual factors, including the degree of pain and your family building plans. Some treatments include:

Lifestyle changes

Often, simple lifestyle changes like improved posture and regular exercise may help with pelvic pain.

Medication

Medication can range from over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to prescription pain relievers. In some cases, oral contraceptives can help with pelvic pain.

Dietary changes

Adding more vitamins to your daily diet may help. Dr. Oloufa may recommend vitamin B1 and magnesium for pelvic pain during periods, for example.

For some causes of pelvic pain, surgery might be necessary. Dr. Oloufa provides you with medical and surgical options based on your goals.

For expert care of pelvic pain, book your appointment at West Orange Women's Care online now or call the office to arrange a visit.