Did you know that most women who experience chronic pelvic pain don’t visit the doctor?
A recent survey found a staggering number of women who experience chronic pelvic pain don’t do anything about it
Lower abdominal pain is something that all women will experience from time to time, and in most cases it’s difficult to diagnose exactly what is causing the pain. However, there are certain features that can help your doctor reach a diagnosis.
Even though pelvic pain is common for women, it is still advisable to undergo a gynaecological examination just to ensure that there is nothing out of the ordinary.
Pelvic pain and why you should have the pain checked out
Pelvic pain can have a number of different causes: Acute pelvic pain is sometimes symptomatic of ectopic pregnancy as well as:
- Complications of ovarian cysts
- Pelvic infection
- Ovulation can even cause a surprising amount of discomfort
Chronic pelvic pain can be a result of:
- Previous pelvic infection
- The presence of swelling of the fallopian tubes
In a recent survey it was found that 73% of women don’t visit the doctor when they are suffering chronic pelvic pain. If you are suffering chronic pelvic pain, arranging a pelvic scan at OMNI can be helpful and reassuring, especially if all is normal.
Ultrasound scans at OMNI Ultrasound & Gynaecological Care in Sydney
We offer a range of ultrasound scans to help ascertain the cause of pelvic pain. Endometriosis is one of the most common causes of chronic pelvic pain—and one of the more important reasons to have an ultrasound scan to ensure you aren’t suffering from this debilitating illness.
At our St Leonards and Penrith clinics we offer Sonovaginography (SVG) to predict severe, or deep infiltrating endometriosis. More importantly, if your Sonovaginography is normal, the likelihood of underlying severe endometriosis is very low indeed. At this point in time, OMNI Ultrasound & Gynaecological Care is the only ultrasound site in Australia offering this state of the art diagnostic technique. If you are diagnosed with endometriosis at OMNI, our team can plan your management which may include the use non-invasive hormonal approaches or in specific cases laparoscopic surgery for definitive treatment.
For more information on SVG, check out this brochure.
At OMNI Ultrasound & Gynaecological Care in Sydney we offer same day scanning. This service offers reassurance and enables immediate and appropriate planning for you as well as your referring doctor. To find out how OMNI can help you, contact us today.