Gynecologic Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about prevention and wellness for women.

What symptoms are commonly associated with these three types of pelvic pain?

Dr. Larry Holland explains the symptoms of pelvic pain. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

What symptoms are commonly associated with these three types of pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain in general, probably the most common thing that you'll see from the patient's perspective is they'll come in with pain, either all month long, or pain associated strictly with their menstrual cycle. But pain is probably the most common thing that we see, and it's usually been going on for a long time in these patients. And they may have seen multitudes of doctors in the past, and they're getting somewhat frustrated in regards to ... they're telling them it's either in their head, it's the GI system, it's their bladder. But pelvic pain can be associated ... it can be made worse by your menstrual cycle, or it can be there all month long, as well.

 

The most common thing we see from the patient's perspective is that they have pain all month long or it is strictly associated with their menstrual cycle. Pelvic pain may also become worse during the menstrual cycle. The pain usually has been going on for a long time. Patients may have seen many doctors and become frustrated when they are told that the pain is in their head, from their gastrointestinal system or their bladder.

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Source: Rashmi Bolinjkar, MD, Upper Valley Womens Center; Jeremy Crouch, MD, Womens Health Specialists and Midwives of Dayton; Heather Hilkowitz, MD, Hilltop Obstetrics and Gynecology; Amanda Fox, CNP, Dulan and Moore Dulan Family Wellness Center; Kathryn Lorenz, MD, Hyatt Family Care; William Rush, MD, Lifestages Samaritan Centers for Women; Jerome Yaklic, MD, Wright State Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center; Amy Renshaw, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; J. Scott Bembry, Premier OB/GYN; L. William Rettig, III, MD,Lifestages Centers for Women; Elyse Weber, PA, Lifestages Centers for Women; Rhonda Washington, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Stacy Hudepohl, CNM, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Larry Holland, DO, Premier Womens Center

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