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Pelvic Pain Specialist

J. Shan Young, MD LLC

Board Certified Gynecologists located in Anniston, AL

Around 15% of American women of childbearing age have pelvic pain that lasts for at least six months. At J. Shan Young, MD in Anniston, Alabama, Johnny Young, MD, and his team diagnose the cause of your pelvic pain. They offer customized treatments to reduce your pain and restore your quality of life. Don’t ignore your pelvic pain. Call J. Shan Young, MD, or schedule a consultation online today.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What are the common causes of pelvic pain?

Several reproductive and urinary health issues cause pelvic pain, including:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic scar tissue (adhesions)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Urinary tract infections

Ovulation and menstrual pain are also common causes of pelvic pain. You could also have a gastrointestinal problem like irritable bowel syndrome.

When should I talk to a doctor about pelvic pain?

Many women are brought up to believe that menstrual pain is part of womanhood. While a certain amount of discomfort is normal, your pain shouldn’t stop you from going to work, school, or social activities. The team at J. Shan Young, MD never dismisses, minimizes, or ignores your concerns about pelvic pain. 

You should make an appointment with the team at J. Shan Young, MD if you have pelvic pain that is so severe that it disrupts your life. Additionally, if you have pelvic pain during intercourse, you should also schedule an exam to find out what’s causing it and get the treatment you need. 

How is the cause of pelvic pain diagnosed?

The team begins with a pelvic exam, Pap smear, and testing for STDs and other infections. They might also use an ultrasound to look for signs of abnormal growths in or on your reproductive organs. If necessary, they can use diagnostic laparoscopy or hysteroscopy to examine your reproductive organs in more detail.

How is pelvic pain treated?

Treatment for pelvic pain depends on the condition causing it. The team provides a comprehensive range of medical and surgical procedures for the conditions that cause pelvic pain. You can count on compassionate, customized care tailored to your specific needs. 

For example, if you have endometriosis, your provider might recommend oral contraceptives to reduce your symptoms. However, if your condition is severe or doesn’t respond to medication, they might recommend surgery to remove the endometrial tissue and related scarring from your pelvic organs. 

Similarly, if medicine doesn’t reduce uterine fibroids, the team offers procedures such as endometrial ablation or myomectomy to remove your fibroids. 

Don’t ignore pelvic pain or let it disrupt your life. Call J. Shan Young, MD, or make an appointment online for expert diagnosis and personalized treatments.