Pelvic Pain
in Miami, Florida

Virtually every woman experiences some type of pelvic pain at one point or another, but the discomfort can sometimes get in the way of your normal daily routines. At My OB/GYN Specialists in Miami, Dr. Alejandra Angel, Dr. Arin Saldana and Dr. Finazzo can help you get to the bottom of what’s causing your pelvic pain and find the best possible treatment plan. Call the office today, or schedule your appointment using the easy online tool.

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Pelvic Pain Q & A

Pelvic pain is felt in the lower abdomen. Many women experience pelvic pain during their monthly periods or while having sex, but it can occur at any time.

The pain can be sharp and stabbing, or more dull and throbbing. Pelvic pain can also be severe in nature, or more like a persistent discomfort.

Pelvic pain can be a sign that something is wrong with one of your reproductive organs, such as:

  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Certain types of cancer

Pelvic pain can also indicate other medical conditions, including a urinary tract infection, an intestinal disorder, or an issue with your muscle or bone tissue. Scheduling a diagnostic exam is the only way to know for sure why you’re experiencing pelvic pain.

The diagnostic process begins with a thorough discussion of your specific symptoms and overall health. Your specialist at My OB/GYN Specialists may ask you to keep a journal of your symptoms for a period of time prior to or between appointments.

A pelvic exam allows your doctor to feel for signs of abnormalities. She can also determine if you experience discomfort as she checks various areas of your pelvis.

Lab testing provides information about your immune function and can detect the presence of sexually transmitted disease or other signs of infection. You may need an ultrasound to gain more in-depth imaging of your reproductive organs.

In some cases, a CT scan or MRI is needed to look for growths or other abnormalities. If these efforts are not sufficient to reach a diagnosis, you may need to undergo laparoscopy, a minimally invasive surgical procedure that provides a real-time view of your organs and tissues.

Your treatment path depends on the nature and cause of your pelvic pain. Your specialist works with you to decide on various treatment options.
Medications can help address some types of pelvic pain, especially those caused by hormonal imbalance. If an infection is present, antibiotics can help. Some women find that antidepressants are a good treatment option for managing chronic pain.

Additional treatment options include physical therapy, trigger point injections, psychotherapy, or neurostimulation. Surgical intervention is also an option, but should be reserved for cases where other treatments prove ineffective.

To determine the source of your pelvic pain and find relief with effective treatment options, schedule a consultation with My OB/GYN Specialists today.

Patient Feedback

“This review is for Dr. Alejandra Angel. She is an amazing doctor. She took good care of me during my pregnancy, was very patient, I never felt rushed during my appointments, she always listened and explained very well any questions that I had. She made my first delivery experience a nice one. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who would like to have a nice and smooth experience. If you are looking for a doctor who genuinely cares about you and your baby, you should look no further. She is the one to go. I really like her and her attitude. She is a great doctor.”

Yanelis G.

“First time visiting this office and it was very good. Everyone was very kind and helpful. The place was very clean and nice. Doctor Alejandra Ángel took the time to listen to everything I had to say. She answered all my questions and was very professional. The overall experience was excellent. I definitely made the right choice by coming to this new office/doctor.”

Claudia S.

“I truly enjoyed my experience with Dr. Angel. She’s a good listener and took the time to ask me questions about how I was feeling. The office staff is attentive and the place is immaculate. I highly recommend Dr. Angel!”

Sara G.

“Dr. Saldana has an excellent personable demeanor which made me feel very comfortable and at ease. I have been searching for a female gynecologist of her caliber and thank goodness I finally met her today.”

Linda S.

“Incredible bedside manners! Dr. Saldana was extremely helpful and understanding with all of my concerns. Not only did she concern herself with what I was at her office for, but also recommended other very helpful guides for my other issues. Rest assured I’m in good professional hands with a wonderful human being. The office personnel was also very delightful.”

Ris F.

“I had a really great first experience with Dr. Saldana! She is very personal and helps you feel comfortable in what can be an awkward situation. The atmosphere is so inviting and almost feels like you are at the spa. Would highly recommend for those reasons alone”

Elizabeth C.

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