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What should I tell the doctor about my pelvic pain?

What should I tell the doctor about my pelvic pain?

The details.: Help your doctor diagnose the cause by giving as many details as possible as to where the pain is located, when does it happen, what does it feel like, how long does it last, how long has it been going on, and what makes it better or worse. Grade the severity of the pain on a scale of 1 to 10. Keeping a pain dairy can be very helpful. ...Read more

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Pelvic Pain (Definition)

The pelvic region refers to the lowermost portion of the abdomen, below the level of the umbilicus, and most often in the lowermost portions of the abdomen, on the sides and centrally. Discomfort, in various forms (stabbing , cramping, aching, ...Read more


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I am having pelvic pain and have some inflammation will I have to be examined by a doctor to have a pelvic exam or can I just tell him , scared of it?

I am having pelvic pain and have some inflammation will I have to be examined by a doctor to have a pelvic exam or can I just tell him , scared of it?

Pelvic exam: Tell the doctor (it might be a female gyn) that you are sensitive and scared of the pelvic exam. They will try to make the examination a better experience. They need to visualize the pelvis external and internal and take some samples of tissues to find out what is causing the pain and inflammation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pelvic pain , right tube removed, cyst on right ovary but not serious per doctor but pain on both sides trying to have kids. How can I tell ipregnant ?

Pelvic pain , right  tube removed, cyst on right ovary but not serious per doctor but pain on both sides trying to have kids. How can I tell ipregnant
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Normal preg test: A routine urine test (or blood test from your doctor) will diagnose pregnancy for you. No matter where or how you are pregnant, either test will show up positive. A negative result will say indeed if you are not pregnant. Once you have a positive test, call you doctor and get instructions for follow up, as you will want to rule out a tubal pregnancy. ...Read more

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If you go to the ER for pelvic pain and the doctor takes your blood and urine, will they tell you if you have and std?

If you go to the ER for pelvic pain and the doctor takes your blood and urine, will they tell you if you have and std?

Depends: If you are female and you go to er for pelvic pain, you will get blood/urine/vaginal tests for the following: (pregnancy test/yeast infection/ std: hiv, syphilis, trichomonas, gardnerella, chlamydia, gonorrhea/ non-std urine infection). You will get an ultrasound or ct scan to look for ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy and appendicitis. You might get tested for hepatitis and herpes but not likely. ...Read more

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After a vagina and a top pelvis ultrasound and a CT scan doctor says the sourse of my pelvic pain is a left ovary cyst. Said that it should clear up on its on. With all three test would that been able to tell if this was ovarian cancer. I am 41 years ol

After a vagina and a top pelvis ultrasound and a CT scan doctor says the sourse of my pelvic pain is a left ovary cyst.  Said that it should clear up on its on.  With all three test would that been able to tell if this was ovarian cancer. I am 41 years ol

Most likely Cyst: Cancer much less likely. As you know nothing in life is 100%. The most likely diagnosis based on what is described is cyst. Depending on simple vs. Complex cyst it needs to be followed for a couple of your cycles till resolves. Cancer is much less likely. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the main causes of pelvic pain?

Doctors, what are the main causes of pelvic pain?

Long list: Pelvic pain can be caused by all of the structures in the pelvis. You can have fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cyst, diverticulosis, irritable bowel, inflammatory bowel, constipation, cystitis, etc. You should see your doctor so they can narrow down the list. ...Read more

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When should I see a doctor about pelvic pain?

Severity.: Excessive or progressive pain is often a warning sign that something is wrong. If pain is interfering with your normal activities, keeping you awake at night, becoming progressively worse, and not relieved by simple analgesics, it should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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How can pelvic pain in women be described to a doctor here?

How can pelvic pain in women be described to a doctor here?

Use your own words: Pain is best described in your own words. We are concerned about the nature of pain ( sharp, dull, stinging, achy, etc.), intensity (1-10 scale), duration and time course ( progressive, waxing, intermittent, etc.), location, radiation, associated symptoms, aggravating, provoking and palliating factors. Most importantly functional limitations. You make up your own story and we interpret. ...Read more