Pelvic Pain Specialist

Kathy Y. Jones, MD, FACOG, FPMRS -  - OBGYN

Orlando Urogynecology

Kathy Y. Jones, MD, FACOG, FPMRS

OBGYN located in Orlando, FL & Celebration, FL

Pelvic pain is one of the biggest reasons women seek gynecological treatment. While pelvic pain may differ in location and severity, the one thing it all has in common is that it’s hard to live with. At Orlando Urogynecology, Kathy Y. Jones, MD, FPMRS, FACOG, specializes in pelvic health and medicine, making her an excellent choice for women in Orlando, Florida, who want to find relief. To get to the bottom of (and treat) your pelvic pain, call or book an appointment online.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What is considered pelvic pain?

While pain is a universally understood symptom, the location and severity of your pelvic pain may differ depending on what the underlying issue is. Pelvic pain manifests itself in numerous ways, including:

  • Constant and throbbing
  • Only during menstruation
  • A dull, intermittent ache
  • Radiating to your buttocks, low back, and legs

If the pain plagues you for more than six months, either continuously or intermittently, it’s considered chronic.

What are the most common causes of pelvic pain?

Problems in several areas can cause pelvic pain. These areas include your:

  • Reproductive system
  • Urinary system
  • Digestive system
  • Musculoskeletal structure

Broken out even further, the most common culprits behind pelvic pain in your reproductive system are:

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Painful periods

While this list represents the more common reasons behind pelvic pain, there are many less common causes ranging from certain cancers to fibromyalgia. The only way to know for sure is to undergo a thorough exam at Orlando Urogynecology.

How is pelvic pain diagnosed?

To zero-in on the cause of your pelvic pain, Dr. Jones performs a comprehensive physical exam that includes:

  • Blood tests
  • Cervical swab
  • Abdominal Palpations
  • Colposcopy
  • Ultrasounds or X-rays

Through visual exams, advanced imaging, and lab tests, Dr. Jones narrows down the possibilities and finds the source of your pelvic pain.

Dr. Jones also utilizes advanced diagnostic tools, including:

  • Electrodiagnostic testing of your pelvic floor
  • Multichannel urodynamic evaluation
  • Cystourethroscopy to view your bladder and urethra
  • Imaging using dynamic fluoroscopy

How is pelvic pain treated?

Dr. Jones can only answer this question after she makes a definitive diagnosis. Armed with this diagnosis, she sits down with you to review your options and your goals.

Dr. Jones’s first goal is to relieve your immediate pain. Once accomplished, she works toward finding a permanent solution for you, which may include:

  • Medications
  • Physical therapies
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Hormone therapies
  • Surgical intervention

Dr. Jones has considerable experience with all of these treatments and works with you to find a solution that’s best for your goals.

To put an end to your pelvic pain once and for all, call Orlando Urogynecology or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.

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