Pelvic Pain Specialist

Fox Valley Comprehensive Women's Health Care

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Elgin, IL

Pelvic pain can interfere with your quality of life and indicate serious medical problems with your reproductive organs. Dr. Rachel Kulsak and Dr. Pamorn Kulsak offer expert gynecological care to diagnose and treat pelvic pain at their practice, Fox Valley Comprehensive Women's Health Care. If you’re a woman in Elgin, Illinois, or the surrounding area, and suffer from pelvic pain, call the office or book an appointment online.

Pelvic Pain

What types of pelvic pain warrant a visit to the OB/GYN?

Pelvic pain can vary greatly depending on the cause, and you may experience sudden or recurring intermittent pain. This pain may indicate a medical condition, especially if it differs from your usual menstrual cramps or is accompanied by irregular vaginal bleeding or a discharge.

Consult Drs. Rachel and Pamorn Kulsak at Fox Valley Comprehensive Women’s Health Care if your pelvic pain is aggravated by intercourse, bowel movements, or urination. Just to be safe, any pelvic pain that’s out of the norm deserves an evaluation.

What are the possible causes of pelvic pain?

Your pelvic pain may be associated with a variety of health concerns that occur in your reproductive and pelvic organs, including your uterus, ovaries, and bladder.

The possible causes of pelvic pain include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Severe menstrual cramps or ovulation pain
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Complications with pregnancy
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease

Some vaginal infections and urinary tract infections can also cause pelvic pain.

How is pelvic pain diagnosed?

At Fox Valley Comprehensive Women's Health Care, Drs. Rachel and Pamorn Kulsak perform a thorough physical and pelvic exam and review your medical history to determine the cause of your pain. They may also order blood, urine, and imaging tests, including ultrasounds or an MRI, to help find cysts or fibroids.

In cases such as suspected endometriosis, laparoscopic surgery is required to view your organs and perform a biopsy.

How is pelvic pain treated?

Treatment of pelvic pain depends on the cause. If you have painful menstrual periods, painful ovulation, or a mild case of endometriosis and fibroids, you may find relief from over-the-counter pain-relief medications such as ibuprofen.

Drs. Rachel and Pamorn Kulsak may also prescribe hormone treatments to help alleviate menstrual pain or pain aggravated by your menstrual cycle. If you have an infection, antibiotics are the treatment of choice.

If medications and hormones aren’t successful, Drs. Rachel and Pamorn Kulsak may recommend minor laparoscopy surgery to treat uterine fibroids, cysts, or endometrial tissue. In severe cases of pelvic pain, they may discuss hysterectomy as a treatment.

For more information about pelvic pain, call the office of Fox Valley Comprehensive Women's Health Care or book an appointment online.

*Individual results may vary