Pelvic Pain Specialist

Texas Pain Intervention Clinic

Ankit Maheshwari, MD

Interventional Pain Management located in McKinney, TX

Pelvic pain happens to just about everyone now and then, but chronic (ongoing) or severe lower abdominal pain can indicate a serious problem. At Texas Pain Intervention Clinic in McKinney, Texas, interventional pain management physician Ankit Maheshwari, MD, and his team can find the root cause of your pain and treat it to give you a better quality of life. Call the office to schedule an evaluation or book an appointment online today.

Pelvic Pain Q&A

What is pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain is an uncomfortable feeling in your pelvis — your lower abdominal area. It can feel like dull, aching pain or a sharp, stabbing pain. Pelvic pain can be short-lived or long-lasting and can come and go. It often indicates that you’re suffering from a serious problem. If your pain is severe or doesn’t go away after several days, it’s essential that you see your doctor.

What are the common causes of pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain is common in both men and women. It can result from one or more of the following conditions:

  • Infections
  • Organ abnormalities
  • Bone pain
  • Reproductive problems
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Intestinal or digestive problems
  • Appendicitis
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Kidney infections or kidney stones
  • Hernias
  • Pregnancy
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Ovulation in women
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Cancer

See the Texas Pain Intervention Clinic team at the first sign of a problem.

How does my doctor diagnose the cause of pelvic pain?

To find the root cause of your pelvic pain, Dr. Maheshwari reviews your symptoms, discusses your medical history, and completes a physical exam.

He can order blood, urine, and stool tests, a pregnancy test in women, a vaginal or penis culture, as well as X-rays, a CT scan, ultrasound, or another imaging procedure.

Dr. Maheshwari might also suggest that you undergo laparoscopy to get an in-depth view of your abdomen and pelvis. For women, he might recommend a hysteroscopy to examine the inside of the uterus.

What are common pelvic pain treatments?

Texas Pain Intervention Clinic offers several treatments for pelvic pain, depending on its cause. These include:

Medications

Taking medications can reduce some kinds of pelvic pain. Dr. Maheshwari might recommend that you take antibiotics, antidepressants, pain relievers, and other medicines.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy, including exercises and stretches, is sometimes helpful in treating certain kinds of pelvic pain. Massage therapy can also relieve your discomfort.

Trigger point injections

Trigger point injections allow Dr. Maheshwari to inject numbing medicine into painful areas of your pelvis.

Spinal cord stimulation

During spinal cord stimulation, also called neurostimulation, Dr. Maheshwari implants a device that sends electrical impulses to your spinal cord. These impulses block pain signals from reaching your brain.

Don’t live with ongoing pelvic pain when simple treatments available at Texas Pain Intervention Clinic can offer you relief. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.