Pelvic Pain

What is Pelvic Pain?

Pelvic pain occurs in the lower abdomen. However, it does not always involve the female (gynecologic) organs.

Because pelvic pain has a number of causes, pinpointing the actual cause can be a long and complex process.

Diagnosing Pelvic Pain

The first step in diagnosing your pelvic pain is to undergo a pelvic exam.

Your doctor will need to ask detailed questions about your health history and your pain symptoms.

He or she may also order:

  • Imaging studies
  • Lab tests
  • A consult with other doctors

Pelvic Pain Treatment Options

Once your doctor determines the cause of your pelvic pain, treatment may include surgery or medicines.

If you need long-term, prescription pain medications, your doctor may refer you to a pain management specialist.

Make an Appointment at the Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

To learn more about pelvic pain or make an appointment, contact the Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at 412-641-6412.


Contact Us

University of Pittsburgh Physicians Division of Gynecologic Specialties

Hospital UPMC
300 Halket St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-641-6412

  • Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
  • 300 Halket St.
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3180
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