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Pelvic Pain Specialist

John Gomes, M.D. -  - Obstetrics & Gynecology

Women's Healthcare Of Garden City

John Gomes, M.D.

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Garden City, NY

Occasional pelvic pain is common, especially during your period. If you have severe or chronic pelvic pain, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Women’s Healthcare of Garden City. Board-certified OB/GYN John Gomes, MD, provides on-site diagnostic testing services to identify the cause of your pelvic pain. Call the office in Garden City, New York, at 516-222-8883 to schedule a pelvic pain consultation today.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What causes pelvic pain?

Your pelvic region houses many of your internal organs, including your digestive organs and urinary tract.

When you have acute or chronic pelvic pain, it can relate to conditions affecting these organs, such as constipation, kidney stones, urinary tract infections (UTIs), or irritable bowel syndrome.

Women with underlying gynecological conditions can also develop persistent pelvic pain because of issues affecting their reproductive organs. These conditions can include:

  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Menstrual cramps

You can also develop pelvic pain because of an ectopic pregnancy or a miscarriage.

When should I schedule a diagnostic evaluation for pelvic pain?

You should schedule a diagnostic consultation at Women’s Health of Garden City as soon as you experience symptoms that impact your daily life. These symptoms can include:

  • Dull ache
  • Sharp pain
  • Painful cramps
  • Pain with sex
  • Pain during bowel movements

Dr. Gomes can identify the cause of your pelvic pain through a pelvic exam, lab testing, ultrasound, and other diagnostic imaging tests.

How is pelvic pain treated?

Treating pelvic pain depends on the root cause of your symptoms. When you have a diagnostic evaluation with Dr. Gomes, he'll help you pinpoint the reasons you're experiencing pelvic pain. Once you have a diagnosis, your condition is addressed accordingly, using both traditional and alternative therapies.

For some conditions, Dr. Gomes offers hormonal birth control pills to regulate your menstrual cycle and minimize cramping. If you haven't had success with hormonal birth control, he'll work with you on identifying an appropriate regimen.

The treatment plan for someone dealing with fibroids will differ from that of someone dealing with ovarian cysts. Because of the unique nature of each condition and the myriad of nuances in treatment, Dr. Gomes prioritizes an individualized approach after listening to each patient's concerns.

Don’t put off diagnostic testing for pelvic pain. Call Women’s Healthcare of Garden City at 516-222-8883 today to schedule your appointment.