Pelvic Pain Specialist

Souhail Asfouri, MD -  - Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology

Austin Southwest Obgyn

Souhail Asfouri, MD

Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Austin, TX

Frequent pain in your pelvic area not related to your monthly menstrual cycle may indicate an underlying medical condition that requires treatment. At Austin Southwest OB/GYN in Austin, Texas, Dr. Souhail Asfouri is experienced in diagnosing and treating conditions that cause ongoing pelvic pain. To learn more about pelvic pain treatments, schedule an appointment online or by phone.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What causes pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain can be a normal part of your monthly period. However, frequent or persistent pain not related to your menstrual cycle, or pain that disrupts your life, may be the result of several underlying medical conditions.

Common causes of pelvic pain not related to your period include:

  • Infections
  • Adenomyosis
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Hormone sensitivities
  • Ovarian cysts or polyps

In some cases, pelvic pain has nothing to do with one's gynecology, but is related to problems in the:

  • Bowel
  • Urinary tract
  • Nervous system
  • Musculoskeletal system

Pelvic pain can indicate a severe medical condition. That’s why it’s important to schedule a full medical evaluation to determine the cause as soon as possible. Early detection of medical problems allows Dr. Asfouri to provide effective treatment and prevent further medical complications.

How is pelvic pain diagnosed?

Dr. Asfouri offers comprehensive diagnostic testing to determine the cause of your pelvic pain. He reviews your symptoms and the frequency of your pain to determine if the condition is related to your reproductive organs. He also examines your medical and family history to customize a treatment plan.

To identify underlying medical conditions, Dr. Asfouri performs a pelvic exam and may request imaging tests, including ultrasounds and CT scans, to identify fibroids, cysts, and other conditions.

What treatments are available for pelvic pain?

Depending on Dr. Afouri’s diagnosis, he may recommend one or more treatments to alleviate pain and treat the underlying medical condition:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Pain medications
  • Hormone therapies
  • Surgical procedures

Dr. Asfouri may perform minimally invasive surgical procedures, including laparoscopy or hysteroscopy, to identify your causes of pelvic pain.

A laparoscopy uses a long tube with an attached camera to view your internal organs. Dr. Asfouri inserts the tube into the belly button and examines your pelvic area to identify endometriosis, tumors, or cysts.

A hysteroscopy uses a thin, lighted tube that Dr. Asfouri inserts into the vaginal canal to take a closer look at your uterus. The device also has other surgical tools to remove scar tissue from previous surgeries or infections.

When your underlying medical conditions are severe, Dr. Asfouri may recommend a hysterectomy to remove the uterus and resolve pelvic pain.

Schedule a pelvic exam online or by calling the office for more information.