About Chronic Pelvic Pain
miVIP Surgery Centers wants to not only help women with their chronic pelvic pain, but help them to understand it as well so that they know exactly what’s going on inside of their bodies. Pelvic pain occurs in the lowermost part of the pelvis and abdomen. In most cases, the pain isn’t just in a single spot, but in several spots. If you’ve been experiencing pain below your navel and between your hips for six months or longer, then chances are good that you have chronic pelvic pain. One of the reasons that it’s so important that you treat any chronic pain as soon as possible is because it might be an indication of another disease. Even though the source of a chronic pain can be difficult to pinpoint, focused treatment can be used if the source of the pain can be found.
Statistics of Chronic Pelvic Pain
Some of the statistics associated with chronic pelvic pain include:
- 1 in 7 women between 18 and 50 experience chronic pelvic pain
- As many as 75% of women with chronic pelvic pain don’t visit a doctor for three months even though their chronic pain prevents them from completing their day-to-day activities
- Chronic pelvic pain makes up anywhere from ten to 12% of all hysterectomies
- The lifetime incidence of chronic pelvic pain is as high as 33%
Causes of Chronic Pelvic Pain
Your chronic pelvic pain can be caused by a condition called endometriosis, which is where the lining of a woman’s uterus actually grows outside of the uterus itself. Other causes include:
- Pelvic floor muscle tension
- Chronic pelvic inflammatory disease
- Ovarian remnant
- Irritable bowel syndrome
Common Chronic Pelvic Pain Symptoms
There’s a chance that you might have chronic pelvic pain if you ever experience constant and severe pain, a dull ache, cramping, pain that comes and goes, sharp pains, pain from sitting down for extended periods of time or pelvis pressure/heaviness.
Treating Chronic Pelvic Pain
miVIP can offer a number of effective minimally evasive surgeries to help treat your pelvic pain, including a radical hysterectomy
or a laparoscopic surgery. A laparoscopic surgery is effective in treating endometriosis. During the surgery a small incision will be made before a small viewing instrument is inserted through your navel in order to remove the endometrial tissue through the incisions. With a hysterectomy, the ovaries and the uterus are entirely removed.
miVIP takes care of chronic pelvic pain in both men and women through innovative and effective surgeries that require a minimum of recovery time. To schedule an evaluation and further discuss your options, give us a call today at 855-496-4847.