Pelvic Pain Treatment In Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad - Pelvic Specialist in Pune
Apart from the above-mentioned issues, pelvic pain is another dimension of female health issues, which remains underdiagnosed! pelvic can be seen: pelvic pain during pregnancy l pelvic pain for men l pelvic pain for women. Consult Dr. Varsha Kurhade – Pelvic Specialist in Pune for complete Pelvic Pain Treatment In Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad!
Reasons being not much spoken about pelvic pain could be related to the social stigma attached with it related to private parts, pain associated with sexual activities, not considering it as significant as women have started experiencing it since teenage related to the menstrual cycle and most important is accepting it as a usual accompaniment of one’s life being female!!
I always feel, as a woman, we can understand the pain of another woman better… physical as well as psychological if it’s accompanied with! Whenever we are dealing with female patients in routine practice, just a patient ear & good rapport building can help us screen patients with pelvic pain and guide them for further management if not related to one’s specialty.
What is Pelvic Pain?
- Pelvic pain is discomfort that occurs at the lowest part of your abdomen and pelvis.
- In women, pelvic pain might refer to symptoms arising from the reproductive, urinary, digestive systems, or musculoskeletal sources.
- Most of the time Pelvic pain can occur suddenly, sharply, and acutely.
- Chronic pelvic pain refers to any constant or intermittent pelvic pain that has been present for six months or more
Chronic pelvic pain
- Chronic pelvic pain includes a cluster of conditions, most of which are inoperable because they don’t involve the pelvic region or physical examination is normal
- Endometriosis and Interstitial cystitis(IC) is among the most common conditions that place women at risk for chronic pelvic pain
- Other conditions include vulvodynia, pelvic inflammatory disease, irritable bowel syndrome, scarring after abdominal surgery, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome
- Many studies have even suggested that women who have suffered physical or sexual abuse are also at risk for chronic pelvic pain
- Many women who have these conditions are treated successfully and do not go on to experience chronic pelvic pain.
According to the International Pelvic Pain Society, pelvic pain is considered chronic when
- It has been present for at least six months.
- Conventional treatments yield little relief.
- The degree of pain perceived seems out of proportion to the degree of tissue damage detected by conventional means.
- The physical appearance of depression is present, such as sleep problems, poor appetite, constipation, and slowed body movements.
- Physical activity is extremely limited.
- Emotional roles in the family are altered, and the patient is displaced from her accustomed roles, such as wife, mother, or employee.
How is Pelvic pain diagnosed?
When diagnosing the cause of pelvic pain, we have to review the symptoms and medical history of the patient. A physical examination along with other tests might also help in diagnosing the cause of pelvic pain.
Some diagnostic might include:
- Blood and urine tests
- Pregnancy tests in females of reproductive age
- Diagnostic laparoscopy
- Stool guaiac test (checking off a stool sample for the presence of microscopic blood)
- Lower endoscopy such as colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy
- CT scan (if suspecting abdominal pathology)
- MRI scan (if suspected to originate from the spine)
- PET / SPECT scan in a select class
Pelvic Pain Treatment in Pune
The goal of treatment is to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. For many women, the optimal approach involves a combination of treatments.
- Pain relievers – Aspirin, ibuprofen, or acetaminophen, may provide partial relief from pelvic pain. Pain medication alone, however, rarely solves the problem of chronic pain
- Hormone treatments – if pelvic pain coincides with a particular phase of the menstrual cycle and the hormonal changes that control ovulation and menstruation, birth control pills or other hormonal medications may help relieve pelvic pain
- Antibiotics – If an infection is the source of pain
- Antidepressants – Tricyclic antidepressants, such as amitriptyline, nortriptyline, etc seem to have pain-relieving as well as antidepressant effects. They may help improve chronic pelvic pain even in women who don’t have depression
Other therapies for pelvic pain treatment in Pune
- Physical therapy
- Stretching exercises
- Massage and other relaxation techniques
- Coping strategies
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Biofeedback, helps you identify areas of tight muscles so that you can learn to relax those areas
- Trigger point injections
Advanced treatment options for pelvic pain
Pelvic pain treatment in Pune, if it is intense to affect the daily living quality of life, can be done Interventional multidisciplinary pain management treatments with the following options:
- Abdominal Plane blocks
- Selective peripheral nerve blocks
- Ganglion impair block
- Continuous epidural infusions
- Lumbar sympathectomy
- Neurostimulation (spinal cord stimulation) – This treatment involves implanting a device that blocks nerve pathways so that the pain signal can’t reach the brain.
Consult our pelvic specialist in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad for comprehensive treatment options!