Pelvic Pain

OB/GYN Specialist & Robotic Surgery Specialists located in Las Vegas, NV

Pelvic Pain services offered in Las Vegas, NV

Virtually every woman experiences pelvic pain at some point in life. Still, if your pain is significant or persistent, it’s important to come in for a diagnostic assessment. Christina Nguyen, MD, Marvin Najjar, MD, and the team at WHASN West Valley in Las Vegas, Nevada, have the tools and training needed to determine the source of your pelvic pain and get you on a path toward relief. Book your visit online or by phone today to get started. 

What is pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain is discomfort in the region of your lower abdomen. That pain can be dull and throbbing or sharp and persistent. You can experience one stand-alone bout of pelvic pain or ongoing pain that persists for months. 

Many women experience pelvic pain in the form of cramping during their periods. Mild cramping is normal, but if you find yourself limiting your normal activities due to menstrual cramping, you should let your gynecologist know. You might have a gynecologic condition that causes abnormal bleeding and pain. 

What might be causing my pelvic pain?

Many different things can lead to pelvic pain. Some of the more common causes of this type of discomfort include:


  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Miscarriage 
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Gynecologic cancer

These are just a few of the issues that can cause significant pelvic pain in women. There is no need to live with pelvic pain when you have access to the latest diagnostic tools and techniques through WHASN West Valley. 

How is pelvic pain diagnosed?

When you come in for your diagnostic assessment, be prepared to share the details of your pelvic pain. Your gynecologist will ask about the severity of your pain, when it occurs, how long it lasts, and which conditions seem to improve or worsen it. 

A pelvic exam is the starting point for diagnosing pelvic pain. Your specialist might also recommend blood testing through the in-office lab. 

Ultrasound technology also helps your gynecologist learn more about your reproductive organs. Abdominal ultrasounds are entirely painless and take just a few moments. Transvaginal ultrasound, or sonohysterogram, uses a comfortable vaginal wand to gather imaging of your uterus and other organs. 

Hysteroscopy is another diagnostic option. This process uses a tube equipped with a light and camera to collect imaging of your cervix's and uterus's interior. A biopsy can be done during the procedure if your specialist detects tissue abnormalities. 

Your specialist reviews the results of all diagnostic efforts to determine the source of your pelvic pain and create a customized treatment plan. Begin today by booking your visit online or by phone.