Med Spa & Wellness

Jumnah Thanapathy Arasu, MD, F.A.C.O.G. of South County Med Spa & Wellness Center works hard to give all of her Bay Area patients the body, face and optimal wellness that they’ve always wanted.

What is Pelvic Pain?

Pelvic pain refers to discomfort or pain that is localized in the lower abdominal area, known as the pelvis. This area includes various structures such as the reproductive organs (ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes), bladder, lower intestines, and pelvic bones. Pelvic pain can range from mild to severe and may be acute (sudden and intense) or chronic (persistent over a longer period).

What is Pelvic Pain a Sign Of?

Pelvic pain can stem from various underlying causes, which can be related to different organs and systems within the pelvic region.

Some common causes of pelvic pain include:

Menstrual Cramps: During menstruation, the uterus contracts to shed its lining, causing cramping and discomfort.

Ovulation: Some women experience mild pain or discomfort during ovulation when an egg is released from the ovary.

Ovarian Cysts: Fluid-filled sacs on the ovaries can sometimes cause pain, especially if they rupture or twist.

Fibroids: Non-cancerous growths in the uterus can cause pelvic pressure and pain.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs): Infections of the bladder or urinary tract can lead to pelvic discomfort.

Gastrointestinal Issues: Conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, or inflammatory bowel disease can cause pelvic pain.

Since pelvic pain can have various origins, it's important to consult a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. A thorough medical evaluation can help determine the underlying cause and guide appropriate management to alleviate pain and improve overall well-being.

When Should I be concerned about Pelvic Pain?

If you experience severe or sudden pelvic pain, especially if it is accompanied by fever, heavy bleeding, vomiting, fainting, or difficulty breathing, it's crucial to seek immediate medical care, as these symptoms could signal a serious condition like ectopic pregnancy, ovarian torsion, or pelvic inflammatory disease.

Any pelvic pain that is unusual, worsening, or causing you significant distress should not be ignored.

Don't let pelvic pain hold you back any longer. Take the first step towards relief by scheduling a consultation with South County Med Spa & Wellness Center.