General Gynecology & Minimally Invasive Surgeries located in Orlando, FL & Kissimmee, FL
Pelvic pain can impact your relationships, energy, and overall health. It’s also a complicated condition caused by many possible underlying conditions. When you face chronic pelvic pain, you can count on Dr. Anthony Gyang at Osceola Gynecology. He specializes in chronic pelvic pain and offers the most advanced treatments available, including stem cell therapy, to relieve pain and heal damaged tissues. If you have pelvic pain, call one of the offices in Orlando, Kissimmee, and St. Cloud, Florida or book an appointment online.
Pelvic Pain Q & A
What does it mean to have chronic pelvic pain?
Chronic pelvic pain is defined as the presence of pain in your pelvic region that persists for more than six months. Your pain may originate from any organ in the pelvic cavity and from the muscles and soft tissues supporting those organs.
What conditions cause pelvic pain?
Pelvic pain may develop from one condition, or you may have several issues that contribute to your discomfort. It arises from a variety of gynecological conditions, including:
Endometriosis occurs when tissues that line your uterus begin to grow outside the uterus. These tissues thicken, break down, and bleed every month inside your pelvic cavity, causing inflammation, pain, and scarring.
Interstitial cystitis, or painful bladder syndrome, is a chronic inflammatory condition of the bladder.
Pelvic floor muscle spasm
Pelvic floor muscles form a sling that supports your pelvic organs and controls urination and bowel movements. The muscles cause pelvic pain when they spasm, weaken, or become injured.
The pudendal nerve is responsible for sensation and function of the external genitals and perineum. It also controls the sphincter muscles of your bladder and the external anal sphincter. When the nerve becomes compressed, it causes pelvic pain and makes it hard to use the bathroom, have sex, or sit down.
Vulvodynia and vulvar vestibulitis
Vulvodynia refers to pain in the entrance of the vagina that lasts longer than six months. Vulvar vestibulitis occurs when you have severe pain during attempted vaginal entry, whether during intercourse or when trying to insert tampons.
How is pelvic pain treated?
Treatment for pelvic pain is multimodal and customized to meet each patient’s underlying problem. Your treatment may include one or more of the following:
- Pelvic floor physical therapy
- Trigger point injection including Botox®
- Bladder instillation
- Nerve block
- Nerve ablation
- Decompression surgery
- Nerve stimulation
What is stem cell therapy?
Dr. Gyang offers innovative treatment — stem cell therapy — for interstitial cystitis and pudendal neuralgia.
Stem cell therapy consists of a concentrated amount of stem cells that are injected into the damaged tissue. The stem cells work at the cellular level to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and stimulate the growth of new cells to repair and regenerate damaged tissues.
If you need relief from pelvic pain, call Osceola Gynecology or book an appointment online.