Pelvic Pain Specialist

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 OBGYN located in South Austin Dr. 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?

Mild to moderate 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

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. 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. He also evaluates your medical and family history to customize a treatment plan.

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:​

  • ​Pain medications

  • Hormone therapy

  • Physical therapy

  • Surgical procedures

  • Hysterectomy

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

A laparoscopy uses a thin lighted tube with an attached camera that is inserted into the belly button and examines your pelvic organs to identify endometriosis, tumors, or cysts.

A hysteroscopy uses a thin, lighted tube that inserts into the uterus through the vaginal canal to take a closer look at your uterus. The device also has other surgical tools to remove tumors (polyps or fibroids) from within the uterus

When your underlying medical conditions are severe,  and do not rspond to the above Dr. Asfouri my offer you hysterectomy to resolve your pelvic pain.

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               Souhail Asfouri, MD, Austin, TX
Phone (Appointments): 512-444-1811 | Phone (General Inquiries): (512) 444-1811
Address: 4316 James Casey ST, Bld. F Suite 200, Austin, TX 78745
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