Pelvic Pain Specialist

Stephanie Shisler, MD, FACOG -  - Gynecologist

Grace Gynecology & Wellness

Stephanie Shisler, MD, FACOG

Gynecologist & Aesthetics Specialist located in Rockwall, TX

Pain in your pelvic area can be due to multiple issues and can originate from problems in the reproductive, gastrointestinal and musculoskeletal systems. If you’re suffering from chronic pelvic pain, Stephanie Shisler, MD, FACOG, and her team at Grace Gynecology & Wellness in Rockwall, Texas, can help. These compassionate and caring women’s health experts and advocates take the time necessary to find the root cause of your pain so you get the most effective treatment. Call today or schedule an appointment online.

Pelvic Pain

What is pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain is any pain or discomfort you experience in your abdominal or pelvic region. Common symptoms may include:

  • Cramping
  • Dull ache
  • Sharp shooting pain

The pain can develop suddenly or be an ongoing problem. If you’re like many women, you may only experience pelvic pain during certain times of the month. While you may associate your pelvic pain as a symptom of your menstruation, it may also be a sign of another health issue, such as endometriosis.

What causes pelvic pain?

For women, pelvic pain can be caused by a reproductive or gastrointestinal issue.

Common reproductive related causes of pelvic pain include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Fibroids
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease

Other potential causes of your pelvic pain may include appendicitis, gastroenteritis, or irritable bowel syndrome. Pelvic pain can also occur with kidney stones or a urinary tract infection.

The team at Grace Gynecology & Wellness are women’s health experts and can determine the cause of your pelvic pain after an examination and review of your symptoms. To confirm a diagnosis, you may need to undergo additional diagnostic testing, such as an ultrasound, MRI, or X-ray.

If the team suspects endometriosis, a laparoscopy, which is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows Dr. Shisler and her team to see your reproductive organs through a surgical camera, may be necessary to confirm a diagnosis.

What is the treatment for pelvic pain?

The team at Grace Gynecology & Wellness provides individualized treatment for your pelvic pain depending on the cause, the severity of your symptoms, and your current health.

Treatment options may include:

  • Over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatories
  • Hormone therapy
  • Minimally invasive surgery

The team at Grace Gynecology & Wellness takes a holistic approach to care and also offers natural approaches to the management of your pelvic pain when appropriate.

Surgery of any kind is only recommended if the more conservative treatments fail to alleviate your symptoms, or the cause of your pelvic pain is leading to other health issues or concerns. Dr. Shisler is a skilled surgeon with many years of experience and offers the most advanced surgical procedures, including minimally invasive gynecological surgery.

For compassionate care focused on your health, call Grace Gynecology & Wellness today or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.