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