Pelvic Pain

At the Section of Urogynecology at Loma Linda University Medical Center, our team works to accurately diagnose and treat patients with a wide range of symptoms. Pelvic pain affects a large number of women for a wide variety of reasons.

Pelvic Pain Causes
There are many causes of pelvic pain ranging from simple urinary tract infection to problems related to the pelvic floor connective tissue and muscles.

Causes of pelvic pain may include:

  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Miscarriage
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Interstitial cystis
  • Pelvic floor muscle spasm
  • Vulvar vestibulitis
  • Ovulation
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Ovarian cysts or other ovarian disorders
  • Fibroids
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Scarring from previous pelvic surgery

Available Treatments for Pelvic Pain
Treatment for pelvic pain depends on the cause, the intensity and frequency of the pain. Sometimes pelvic pain is treated with medications, including antibiotics if necessary. Treatment may involve surgery or other procedures if the pain indicates a problem with one of the pelvic organs.