Pelvic Pain

Gynecologic Surgery and Menopause Solutions

Francisco Garcini, MD

Gynecologist located in New Lenox, IL

Pelvic pain is a broad symptom that can signal a number of different problems. To help get to the bottom of your pelvic pain, a visit to Francisco Garcini, MD, of Gynecologic Surgery and Menopause Solutions is in order. Dr. Garcini specializes in pelvic pain, and his offices in New Lenox, Illinois, are equipped with the latest, state-of-the-art equipment to help diagnose and treat your chronic pelvic pain. To get relief, call the office or use the online scheduler.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What constitutes pelvic pain?

While the answer to this question may seem obvious — after all pain is pain — the nature and timing of your pain are very important in helping Dr. Garcini narrow down the possibilities.

Pelvic pain can present itself in a number of different ways, including:

  • Chronic, nagging pain
  • Pain that flares with your menstrual cycle
  • Pain with certain movements
  • A pressure or heaviness in your pelvis
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Pain during bowel movements

By providing Dr. Garcini with the details surrounding your pain, you give him an integral piece in the diagnostic puzzle.

What causes pelvic pain?

A woman’s pelvis houses her reproductive organs, creating an incredibly complex system that’s vulnerable to many conditions that can cause pain, including:

  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Organ prolapse
  • Pelvic adhesions, or scar tissue

Since pelvic pain is such a broad symptom, the only way to truly get to the bottom of your issue is to see Dr. Garcini for a complete evaluation and diagnosis. His practice is equipped with the latest imaging technology, including ultrasound, to help him get a better look at what’s going on inside your body to determine what course of action he should take.

How is pelvic pain treated?

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as it depends upon the source of your pain. After a thorough evaluation and diagnosis, Dr. Garcini sits down with you to review your options, with pain relief as the primary goal.

To give you an idea of the types of solutions he offers, the following are some of the more common treatment protocols for pelvic pain:

  • Hormone regulation
  • Exercise recommendations, such as Kegels
  • Prescription medications for infections or disease
  • Laparoscopic surgery to remove problematic cysts or fibroids
  • Endometrial ablation
  • DiVa laser® therapy

Dr. Garcini may turn to one or more treatments as he works tirelessly to find a long-lasting solution for your chronic pelvic pain. He typically starts off conservatively and only gets more aggressive if your pain proves resistant to treatment.

To get relief from your pelvic pain, call Gynecologic Surgery and Menopause Solutions or fill out the online form to schedule an appointment.