Pelvic Pain

Pelvic Pain services offered in Allentown and Bethlehem, PA

Pelvic pain is often due to gynecological problems like endometriosis and uterine fibroids. If you’re suffering from pelvic pain, visit John Scaffidi, MD, FABOM, FACOG, at Lehigh Valley Weight Loss in Allentown and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Dr. Scaffidi specializes in treating conditions like endometriosis and other causes of pelvic pain. For an expert diagnosis and effective treatment, call Lehigh Valley Weight Loss today or book an appointment online.

Pelvic Pain Q&A

What is pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain arises in the area between your belly button and groin. That part of your body contains the reproductive organs, the urinary system, the end of your gastrointestinal system, and bones, joints, muscles, and connective tissue. Any of these can cause pelvic pain.

Pelvic pain could signify a serious underlying problem, so early evaluation is vital for optimal results. Dr. Scaffidi is the women’s health expert at Lehigh Valley Weight Loss, specializing in pelvic pain. He uses state-of-the-art diagnostics to locate the cause of your pelvic pain and ensure you receive the best, most effective treatment.

Gynecological pelvic pain has numerous causes, some of the most common being:

  • Menstrual problems
  • Ovulation disorders
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic floor disorders and pelvic organ prolapse
  • Endometriosis
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Ovarian, uterine, or cervical cancer
  • Adhesions or scar tissue
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

Urinary tract infections and interstitial cystitis are also common causes of pelvic pain in women.

How is pelvic pain diagnosed?

Because so many conditions can cause pelvic pain or make it worse, Dr. Scaffidi performs a thorough exam to diagnose your condition.

He reviews your symptoms and medical history, checks vital signs like heart rate and blood pressure, and does an internal examination. You might also need blood or urine tests and/or an ultrasound scan to confirm a diagnosis.

How is pelvic pain treated?

Treating your pelvic pain successfully could involve several different therapies, depending on the cause of your symptoms. Dr. Scaffidi works closely with you to create an appropriate treatment plan, which might include:

  • Antibiotics for a bacterial infection
  • Pain-relieving drugs
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Low-dose antidepressants
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Hormonal birth control
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery

If you need surgery to treat pelvic pain, Dr. Scaffidi specializes in minimally invasive procedures that access your body through small cuts (laparoscopy) or your vagina. The methods he uses have fewer risks than traditional open surgery and significantly reduce pain and recovery time.

If there’s no identifiable cause for your pelvic pain, Dr. Scaffidi focuses on long-term symptom relief so you can enjoy a much-improved quality of life.

For skilled treatment of your pelvic pain, call Lehigh Valley Weight Loss today or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.