Pelvic Pain Specialist

Dr. Gregory Shifrin, OB/GYN PC

OB/GYNs located in Midwood, Brooklyn, NY & Upper East Side, New York, NY

Pelvic pain might simply be a nuisance, but it can also indicate serious women’s health problems requiring treatment. At Dr. Gregory Shifrin, OB/GYN PC, with conveniently located offices in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn and the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, the team can find the root cause of pelvic pain. Schedule an appointment at the New York practice over the phone or online for relief today.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What is pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain, or lower abdominal discomfort, might simply be a nuisance or the sign of a serious gynecological problem. Pelvic pain can range in severity from mild to severe and be short-lived or long-lasting. It might feel like a dull ache or sharp, stabbing pain. See the team at Dr. Gregory Shifrin, OB/GYN PC at the first sign of lower abdominal discomfort to get treated and find relief. 

What causes pelvic pain?

Some of the numerous potential causes of pelvic pain in women include:

  • STDs
  • Appendicitis
  • Hernia
  • Bladder or kidney problems
  • Intestinal disorders
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pregnancy, miscarriage, or ectopic pregnancy
  • Ovulation or menstrual cramps
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Endometriosis, fibroids, or ovarian cysts
  • Cervical, uterine, or ovarian cancer

Your provider can determine what’s causing pelvic pain and develop a treatment plan tailored to your condition. 

How does my provider diagnose pelvic pain?

To find the root cause of your pelvic discomfort, your provider at Dr. Gregory Shifrin, OB/GYN PC asks questions about your medical history and symptoms. They complete a comprehensive physical examination, including a pelvic exam, to detect or rule out specific women’s health issues.

Your provider might also recommend:

  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests
  • Stool samples
  • A pregnancy test
  • Tissue biopsies
  • Vaginal cultures
  • X-rays
  • Ultrasound
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy 
  • Hysteroscopy 
  • Lower endoscopy 

They may suggest you undergo more than one diagnostic test to make a final diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.

What are my pelvic pain treatment options?

Your personalized treatment plan for pelvic pain depends on its cause and severity. Your provider at Dr. Gregory Shifrin, OB/GYN PC might recommend you make lifestyle changes, take certain medications, or undergo a surgical procedure to remove or repair tissues. 

Your provider can remove fibroids, cysts, other abnormal growths, or endometrial tissue outside of your uterus. They can refer you to a cancer specialist or other specialists as needed for complex medical problems and non-OB/GYN-related issues.

Don’t live with uncomfortable pelvic pain that diminishes your quality of life or indicates a potentially serious gynecological problem. At the first sign of lower abdominal discomfort, schedule an appointment with Dr. Gregory Shifrin, OB/GYN PC over the phone or online today.