Paul W. Morrison, M.D. Obstetrician Gynecologist
Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Newburgh, IN. Serving the Evansville area.
Don’t suffer with pelvic pain any longer. To find the reason for your pain and get treatment, visit Paul W. Morrison, M.D. Obstetrician Gynecologist, serving patients in Newburgh, Indiana, and the surrounding Evansville area. Dr. Morrison and the team have extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of pelvic pain so you can get the relief you need through a variety of effective treatment options. Learn how Dr. Morrison can help you by calling the office or completing the online form to request an appointment today.
Pelvic Pain Q & A
Why am I having pelvic pain?
Pelvic pain can be related to any of the anatomical structures in your pelvis, including your reproductive system — like your uterus, ovaries, and vagina — your urinary tract, and your bowels. It’s a good idea to keep track of any additional symptoms you have when you’re experiencing pelvic pain.
Common symptoms that accompany pelvic pain include:
- Lower back pain
- Menstrual cramps
- Abnormal menstrual bleeding
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Pain during or after intercourse
- Discharge from your vagina
Dr. Morrison evaluates all causes of pelvic pain to determine your diagnosis. If your pelvic pain is caused by a non-gynecologic issue, he provides referrals to appropriate medical specialists for treatment.
What causes pelvic pain?
While some cases of pelvic pain have no identifiable cause, these conditions are known for causing pelvic pain:
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Menstrual cramps
- Ovarian cysts
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Uterine fibroids
The location of your pain can help Dr. Morrison narrow down potential causes. If you’re able to point to the location of your pain or describe the quality of your pain — like cramping, burning, or pressure — he considers it when examining you to determine your diagnosis.
How is pelvic pain diagnosed?
There are a variety of tests that Dr. Morrison and the team use to identify the cause of your pelvic pain. The first test is a pelvic exam, used to visualize or palpate any obvious abnormalities in your vaginal canal or pelvis. Your pelvic exam can include a Pap smear and STD testing, if appropriate.
Other tests that may be needed to diagnose pelvic pain are:
- Trial of medication
- Diagnostic ultrasound
Dr. Morrison provides comprehensive testing in all cases of pelvic pain, beginning with the most conservative options before progressing to more invasive procedures, if needed.
What treatments are available for pelvic pain?
Once Dr. Morrison determines your diagnosis, he provides a variety of treatment options to address your pain and any other related symptoms you’re experiencing. Your treatment plan can include:
- Medications, like antibiotics or hormonal birth control
- Physical therapy
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Nutrition therapy
Your treatment may also include surgery, including minimally invasive procedures with or without a hysterectomy.
The team works with you during your follow-up appointments to ensure your condition is fully addressed, and you’re able to get back to your life without pelvic pain.
Find out what’s causing your pelvic pain by calling the office to schedule an appointment or filling out the online form to request a visit.