Pelvic Pain from Fibroids in Houston, TX
There are many causes of pelvic pain. At Houston Fibroids, we are experts in helping women alleviate pain related to fibroids.
Pelvic pain is an extremely common symptom, especially in women. Discomfort within the lower abdomen and pelvic region could be a result of an abnormality or illness relating to a variety of key bodily systems and functions. Very often in women, this type of pain is typically related to the reproductive system, urinary system, and specifically the presence of uterine fibroids.
Houston Fibroids offers treatment for pelvic pain related to fibroids in the Houston area. Whether your pelvic pain is caused by uterine fibroids, adenomyosis, or another underlying condition, Houston Fibroids offers patients minimally invasive, state-of-the-art, non-surgical treatment alternatives. Call today to schedule an appointment and learn more about the cause of your pelvic pain.
Potential Causes of Pelvic Pain
Generally, pelvic pain is described to either be a dull yet constant pain, or sudden, sharp pain. If the pain is consistently present over a long period of time, it is classified as chronic pelvic pain. This is more associated with fibroids. Pelvic pain and pressure can be caused not only by the size of a uterine fibroid tumor but the location as well. Additional conditions can accompany the uterine fibroid tumor, such as adenomyosis and endometriosis.
Adenomyosis occurs when the tissue that lines the uterus (endometrium) grows within the middle layer of the uterine wall. Typically the uterine lining prevents adhesions from occurring. However, when uterine fibroids develop and begin to grow, the possibility for adhesions also grows, something that can also cause a great deal of pain.
Endometriosis occurs when the endometrial tissue is found outside of the uterus and can be another painful and uncomfortable symptom occurring with uterine fibroids. Again, in order to properly diagnose uterine fibroid tumors and effectively determine the cause of these symptoms, a full gynecological exam should be performed.
The reproductive system is a common culprit to pelvic pain, particularly for women. Conditions of this system that can trigger pelvic pain include, but are not limited to:
- Menstrual cramping
- Uterine fibroids
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Pregnancy complications
- Ovarian disorders such as the presence of potentially cancerous cysts
- Pelvic congestion syndrome
What are Treatment Options for Pelvic Pain?
The goal is to eliminate symptoms of pelvic pain and find the root cause in order to provide the best treatment options for each individual patient.
If you are suffering from pelvic pain and suspect you may have a fibroid, our fibroid specialists in Houston will evaluate you through an ultrasound or MRI and talk about your situation. It is helpful to be on the same page, especially if you need to monitor the growth and location to curb any side effects.
At least 70% of women in the US will develop fibroids by the age of 50. Symptoms of fibroids can worsen at this age including, heavy periods, pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, and others. 25% of women who have fibroids require treatment because of symptoms that impact their daily life.
If you are diagnosed with fibroid tumors, learn about a minimally invasive treatment offered by Houston Fibroids called Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). Dr. Hardee and Dr. Fox are the only physicians in Houston to offer patients trans-radial access for UFE.
When Should I Seek Help?
Although any general discomfort of the pelvis can be described as pelvic pain, it is especially important to seek treatment from Dr. Hardee or Dr. Fox in Houston if your pain begins to worsen or become severe due to fibroids. We are highly trained to meet your needs as we know how difficult it can be to live with pelvic pain.
You can trust us to properly diagnose, manage symptoms, and find the cause of your pelvic pain to offer the best non-surgical treatment option for you. Pelvic pain can be a burden on you and those you love, but with a few steps, you can start getting the relief you deserve.
Schedule Your Pelvic Pain Treatment in Houston, TX
Dr. Hardee and Dr. Fox offer patients in the Houston area and beyond a comprehensive diagnosis of pelvic pain related to fibroids along with non-surgical treatment alternatives. Call today to learn more and to schedule an appointment!