Midwifery Women's Care
Midwife & OB-GYN located in Boca Raton, FL
The providers at Midwifery Women’s Care see women from Boca Raton, Florida and the surrounding areas for a variety of health-related issues, including pelvic pain. The providers are all highly trained in their respective areas of medicine and knowledgeable about the treatment options that are available to women who have pelvic pain.
Pelvic Pain Q & A
What Causes Pelvic Pain?
A number of possible issues can cause pelvic pain. Everything from bladder issues and appendicitis to endometriosis and STDs can cause the pelvis to hurt. In women, some of the most common causes of pelvic pain include:
- ectopic pregnancy
- certain types of STDs
- uterine fibroids or ovarian cysts
- painful periods or painful ovulation
- uterine, cervical or ovarian cancer
- miscarriage or intrauterine fetal death
- pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- kidney infection
- uterine prolapse
Pregnancy also causes pelvic pain. As pregnancy progresses, the pelvis has to support a great deal of additional weight, which is located directly above the pelvis. The pelvis can hurt at any time during pregnancy. Because the additional weight of a child contributes to the pain, though, pelvic pain is most common during the third trimester.
How is abdominal and pelvic pain diagnosed?
Diagnosis begins with a patient history and a thorough examination, including a pelvic exam. More extensive examinations and testing may also be performed, including blood tests, ultrasound or CT scans. In some cases, a hysteroscopy may be necessary to look inside the uterus. If a gastrointestinal tract problem is suspected, a referral can be made to a doctor who can perform the appropriate testing.
What treatments are available for abdominal and pelvic pain?
Treatment for pelvic and abdominal pain depends on the cause of the pain as well as other factors like the health and medical history of the patient. Some mild types of transient pain may be treated with medication to relieve symptoms or resolve inflammation and irritation, or to treat an infection. Other types of pain may be treated with hormone replacement therapy, physical therapy, or minimally-invasive surgical procedures to correct underlying issues like fibroids or endometriosis. If you are suffering from pelvic pain, especially if it interferes with your normal activities, make an appointment at Midwifery Women’s Care for diagnosis and treatment.
Words from our patients
"The staff and midwives are beyond wonderful. The office is absolutely beautiful, and I recommend anyone who is looking for an OB/GYN to go to Midwifery Women's Care!"
"Kathy Fair is the best! I moved to Fort Lauderdale three years ago, but still make the drive to see her!"
"Was blown away by Kathy Fair and the amazing staff! Would highly recommend to all my friends and family! What an amazing group!"
"Love love love Christine! (And Kathy too). Christine delivered my two beautiful boys and we were very difficult patients!"
"Kathy, Christine and everyone in their practice are awesome! So happy to have you all in our lives! Thank you for everything!"
"She delivered both my son and daughter, two very healthy babies! MUCH LOVE!! Kathy and Chris the "Dynamic Duo"!"
"Kathy and Christine delivered my 4 children and every experience was beautiful because of them! I Love you guys!"
"Kathy is truly amazing! I had the most amazing pregnancy and delivery under her care! Her and Christine work so well together to make the whole process so comfortable!!"
"The Family environment Kathy, Christine and the staff at Midwifery Women's Care provide is Top Notch. I love you guys thanks for taking such good care of my family."
"I chose this office for my primary care during pregnancy and would recommend here a thousand times over! Staff is incredible, both Kathy and Christine are amazing..."