Pelvic Pain Chicago, IL

Precise Diagnosis of Pelvic Pain

Before making the diagnosis of chronic pelvic pain, other treatable causes must be addressed with the help of a primary care physician, urologist and/or gynecologist. Conditions such as gastrointestinal disorders, urinary bladder processes, renal colic, endometriosis, or ovarian processes must be addressed first. If your gynecologist or urologist tells you that they have nothing further to offer, the Illinois Pain & Spine Institute may be able to help.

Pain conditions which may resemble chronic pelvic pain include abdominal wall myofascial pain, peripheral nerve neuritis of the genitofemoral nerve, ilioinguinal nerve, iliohypogastric nerve, pudendal nerve may also mimic pelvic pain. Diagnostic nerve blocks of these nerves can be performed by an Illinois Pain & Spine Institute specialist to evaluate for pain due to a specific nerve or combination or nerves.

Pelvic Pain Treatment in Chicago

Pain arising from the pubic symphysis can also mimic pelvic pain and a pain physician can inject this structure if needed. Pelvic pain may arise from the retroperitoneal space and may be transmitted by the sympathetic axis. To address this pain, specific clusters of nerves can be blocked by an Illinois Pain & Spine Institute specialist. This can be achieved by blockade of the sympathetic axis at the hypogastric plexus.

Prostatitis is often described as an infection of the prostate. It can also be an inflammation with no sign of infection – just 5% to 10% of cases are caused by bacterial infection. The primary symptom of chronic infectious prostatitis is usually repeated bladder infections. Prostatitis can affect men of all ages and is treatable.

Pelvic Pain and Rectal Pain Treatment

Pain in the pelvic or rectal region may affect women and men of all ages and is treatable at the Illinois Pain & Spine Institute. This pain can be seen acutely or chronically. Pelvic pain may be due to endometriosis and gynecologic disorders, testicular and urologic disorders, scar tissue from radiation or surgery and ligament injury. Patients may experience burning with urination, painful intercourse, or a burning, electric-like pain that is present at rest or with activity.

Interstitial Cystitis Treatment

This condition is a bladder problem principally found in women. Illinois Pain & Spine Institute has success in treating Interstitial Cystitis (IC).

For more information on pelvic pain and other pain conditions treated at the pain center in Chicago please contact us . We would be happy to answer any of your pain related questions.

FAQ About Pelvic Pain Chicago

What causes pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain has many potential causes. In women, pelvic pain may be a sign of menstrual cramps, ovulation, or a gynecologic disorder such as endometriosis or fibroids. In men, pelvic pain may be caused by an infection of the prostate gland.

Other potential causes of pelvic pain include:

  • herniated disks
  • kidney stones
  • appendicitis
  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • constipation
  • scar tissue from prior surgeries in the pelvic area
  • pelvic floor muscle spasms

If you are experiencing pelvic pain, it is important that you get in touch with us at (630) 748-3300 to get an accurate diagnosis, as some of these conditions can be serious and require medical treatment.

What are the symptoms of pelvic pain?

The symptoms of pelvic pain can vary depending on the underlying cause. However, common symptoms of pelvic pain include:

  • pain in the lower abdomen or pelvis
  • pain during urination or bowel movements
  • pain during sex
  • painful menstrual cramps
  • pressure or fullness in the abdomen
  • bloating
  • nausea or vomiting

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact us at (630) 748-3300 so that we can help you get to the bottom of what is causing your pelvic pain.

When should I see a doctor for pelvic pain?

You should see a doctor for pelvic pain if the pain is severe, persistent, or accompanied by other worrying symptoms such as fever, bleeding, or difficulty urinating. If you are pregnant and experiencing pelvic pain, then it is crucial that you seek medical attention immediately. If you are unsure whether or not your pelvic pain warrants a trip to the doctor, please give us a call at (630) 748-3300, and we would be happy to help you assess your symptoms.

How is the cause of pelvic pain diagnosed?

The cause of pelvic pain can be difficult to ascertain, as there are many potential causes. A comprehensive evaluation by a medical professional is often necessary to get to the bottom of what is causing your pelvic pain. The evaluation may include a physical examination, lab tests, imaging tests, and/or a pelvic exam. If you are experiencing pelvic pain, please contact us at (630) 748-3300 so that we can help you get the evaluation and treatment you need.