You can develop pelvic pain for several reasons, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with the discomfort. Akara Forsythe, MD, and Joseph Oppong, Jr., MD, at Innovative Pain Solutions Centers offer the most advanced pain management solutions available for a wide range of conditions at three convenient locations in Maryland. To find relief for your pelvic pain, schedule an appointment in Bowie, Salisbury, or Laurel, Maryland, by calling Innovative Pain Solutions Centers or booking online today.
When you experience pain in the lowest part of your pelvis or lower abdomen, it’s considered pelvic pain. This type of discomfort is often due to digestive, urinary, or reproductive system issues.
Pelvic pain can vary from person to person and be:
Both men and women can experience pelvic pain because of urinary issues, hernia, irritable bowel syndrome, or pudendal nerve entrapment. But, there can also be unique causes depending on your gender as well.
Women can develop chronic pelvic pain for several reasons, including:
It’s also possible to have chronic pelvic pain because of the muscles and connective tissues in your pelvic floor. This condition is known as myofascial pain.
A male-specific cause is prostatitis. Prostatitis occurs when your prostate gland becomes swollen and inflamed. In many cases, this inflammation is due to a bacterial infection, but sometimes the exact cause is unknown.
If you have prostatitis, you might have symptoms that include:
It’s also common for men with prostatitis to have urinary changes like increased frequency and urgency and difficulty urinating.
At Innovative Pain Solutions Centers, Dr. Forsythe and Dr. Oppong use the most advanced pain management treatments to control chronic pelvic discomfort. Depending on your symptoms and the cause of your pain, they might recommend:
If you’re living with chronic pelvic pain, call Innovative Pain Solutions Centers or schedule an appointment online today.