Pelvic Pain Specialist

The Woman’s Center

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery located in Mesa, AZ and serving the greater Phoenix, AZ area.

Pelvic pain can range from severe menstrual cramping around your period to ongoing discomfort that starts affecting you on a daily basis. In any case, with the help of Ryan Stratford, MD, MBA, FACOG, and Kelly Kantartzis, MD, MS, FACOG, at The Woman’s Center in Mesa, Arizona, you can receive the diagnostic and treatment care you need to recover from pelvic pain. Book your evaluation at the Phoenix-area practice directly through the website or over the phone.

Pelvic Pain

What causes pelvic pain?

Between reproductive organs, urinary tract and digestive components, and connective tissues and muscles (to name a few), your pelvic pain can stem from a number of issues. If you’re experiencing pelvic pain, it could be related to:

  • Ovarian cysts
  • Endometriosis 
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Painful bladder syndrome 
  • Overactive bladder 
  • Bladder or urinary tract infection (UTI) 
  • Bowel disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and spasms

Because pelvic pain is so debilitating and disruptive to living a normal life, pelvic pain is never something you should ignore. 

 

When should I see a doctor for pelvic pain?

The compassionate team of women’s health urogynecologists at The Woman’s Center encourages you to come in for an evaluation any time you’re experiencing abnormal pelvic pain. It’s particularly important to have a comprehensive exam if your pelvic pain is:

  • Occurring during or after sexual intercourse
  • Worsening or not improving after several days
  • Associated with abnormal bleeding or discharge 
  • Causing you to miss work, school, or exercise activities

You should also come in as soon as possible if you have signs of infection, such as a fever, nausea, or diarrhea. 

 

How is pelvic pain treated?

The urogynecologists at The Woman’s Center are dedicated to getting to the root of your pelvic pain and finding the best type of treatment for your specific needs. 

Depending on your unique diagnosis, your pelvic pain treatment plan may include one or more of the following therapies:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Pelvic floor physical therapy
  • Prescription medications for painful bladder
  • Injection therapy, including Botox® and nerve blocks
  • Kegel exercises
  • Pessary 

Because the specialty surgeons at The Woman’s Center work together with specialized pelvic floor physical therapists and nurse practitioners, your care will be comprehensive and complete. 

As a team, the urogynecologists at The Woman’s Center will work together to determine the root cause and best treatment for your pelvic pain. For more complex conditions, or if conservative treatments aren’t effective, Dr. Stratford or Dr. Kantartzis could recommend surgery. 

The Woman’s Center specializes in modern, minimally invasive gynecological and pelvic procedures, including vaginal and laparoscopic surgery. You can feel confident that if surgery is necessary, you’re receiving the most technologically advanced type of procedure from our urogynecology team. 

Before living another day with pelvic pain, see how the team at The Woman’s Center can help. Book your exam online or over the phone today. 

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