If you’ve had pain in your lower abdomen for more than three months, then you are living with chronic pelvic pain. Most women live with persistent pelvic pain for eight years before they are properly diagnosed. If you’ve been looking for a place to start in your search for a solution, we are glad you found us.
What is Chronic Pelvic Pain?
Unfortunately for women living in pain, pelvic pain is one of the most frequently misdiagnosed conditions in gynecology. It’s not uncommon for women to be hesitant to report pelvic pain because they feel embarrassed of their symptoms – pain in their uterus, fallopian tubes, vagina and surrounding tissues. Women may also be hesitant to seek help because they are not aware of the treatment options that are available to help them find a pain free life.
Diagnosing pelvic pain can be a challenge for some physicians because of the complexity of the pelvic structures. Symptoms like abnormal bleeding, menstrual pain and pelvic pressure can be caused by uterine fibroids, endometriosis and adenomyosis, but because the cause of pelvic pain cannot always be identified, pelvic pain can sometimes be a diagnosis on its own.
Treating Pelvic Pain
The first step in treating your pelvic pain is finding a healthcare provider who can take the time to listen to your pains, frustrations and disappointments regarding living with chronic pain. If you have talked to your current doctor about your pelvic pain and received little relief, it may be time to get a second opinion from the MIRI team.
At MIRI Women’s Health, our highly trained and specialized doctors and staff offer you better solutions for your pelvic pain and conservative interventions, including minimally invasive hysterectomy. Our approach to gynecologic surgery begins with the MIRI Patient Experience, which includes personalized plans from initial consultation to follow-up care. With the latest in advanced minimally invasive techniques, alongside our added touch of care and sensitivity, you truly have a place where you can finally find the solution for your symptoms, and get the attention you deserve.