Pelvic Pain Specialist

Tanay Patel, MD, FACOG, Board Certified -  - Obstetrics & Gynecology

Borger Obstetrics & Gynecology

Tanay Patel, MD, FACOG, Board Certified

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Borger, TX

Your urinary tract system and reproductive organs are right on top of one another, so when you have pelvic pain, it can be tough to figure out why. At Borger Obstetrics and Gynecology, you can meet with board-certified OB/GYN Tanay Patel, MD, FACOG, to find the cause of your pelvic pain. Before your discomfort worsens, schedule an exam at this state-of-the-art Borger, Texas, women’s health practice. Either request an appointment online or call the clinic directly. Dr. Patel is currently accepting new patients in Amarillo, Pampa, Dumas, Candian, and Panhandle!

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What causes pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain can stem from a number of different organs throughout your urological and reproductive system. You may experience intermittent pain that comes and goes or chronic pain that starts affecting your quality of life. In either case, pelvic pain shouldn’t be ignored. Common causes of pelvic pain include:

  • Bladder infections
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Menstrual cramps or ovulation
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Infections, abnormal growths, or chronic conditions can cause pelvic pain, making it very important to have a comprehensive exam and any essential testing to get a thorough diagnosis.  

How is pelvic pain treated?

Treating pelvic pain depends on what’s causing it. Dr. Patel may order blood testing or a urinalysis right away to see if you have a lingering infection or other issues that could be causing your pain. If he needs to perform a pelvic exam and if he feels any abnormalities during it, he could also order a pelvic or transvaginal ultrasound to get a glimpse of your pelvic organs.

Once he better understands what’s causing your pelvic pain, he can put together your treatment plan. Treating pelvic pain can include:

  • Birth control
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Antibiotic medications
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Laparoscopic surgery

No matter what’s causing your pelvic pain, you can feel confident that Dr. Patel and his caring team at Borger Obstetrics and Gynecology are going to help you find an effective solution.

Do I need surgery for pelvic pain?

Possibly. If you have abnormal growths, such as a large ovarian cyst or uterine fibroids, Dr. Patel may recommend surgery to remove the growths. He may also need to perform surgery for pelvic pain for diagnostic purposes.

For example, diagnosing endometriosis, a condition that causes the shedding of your uterine tissue to go outside of your uterus, is generally easier and more thorough with a minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. In most diagnostic surgery cases, Dr. Patel can remove any tissue abnormalities he sees or collect biopsies, so you won’t have to go through another procedure.

Before your pelvic pain worsens, schedule an exam at Borger Obstetrics and Gynecology. Book your visit either online or over the phone.