Pelvic Pain Specialist

Andrey Petrikovets, MD, FACOG -  - Urogynecologist

Andrey Petrikovets, MD, FACOG

Urogynecologist located in Los Angeles, CA

Many women experience pelvic pain from time-to-time. However, for some women, the pelvic pain is an ongoing problem that interferes with daily life. Board-certified gynecologist and urogynecology specialist, Andrey Petrikovets, MD, FACOG, with an office in Downtown Los Angeles, California, utilizes cutting-edge tools and techniques to diagnose and treat pelvic pain. Call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What is pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain refers to any discomfort you experience in your lower abdominal area. While it’s not uncommon for women to experience pelvic pain, for some women, the pain can be chronic. The pain you experience may be a constant dull ache or severe pain that coincides with your menstrual cycle. 

If you’ve been experiencing pelvic pain for unknown reasons, contact Dr. Petrikovets for an evaluation. 

What causes pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain can develop from many causes. Common gynecological causes of pelvic pain include:

  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Ovarian cancer

Your pelvic pain can also be due to an issue related to your kidneys or digestive tract, such as kidney stones, urinary tract infections, irritable bowel syndrome, or food poisoning.

How is pelvic pain diagnosed?

Dr. Petrikovets is an experienced and skilled gynecologist and performs a comprehensive examination when you see him about your pelvic pain. During your examination, he reviews your symptoms and medical history. He also conducts a physical and pelvic exam.

To rule out or confirm a suspected cause of your pelvic pain, Dr. Petrikovets may request diagnostic tests, such as:

  • Urinalysis
  • Blood work
  • Ultrasound
  • MRI

For certain gynecological conditions, such as endometriosis, you may need a laparoscopy to confirm a diagnosis. During this minimally invasive procedure, Dr. Petrikovets uses a small surgical camera he inserts through a tiny incision in your abdomen that allows him to evaluate your reproductive organs. He may also be able to perform any necessary procedure during this diagnostic test.

What are the treatments for pelvic pain?

Treatment for your pelvic pain may depend on the underlying cause. Dr. Petrikovets develops a customized plan to help you get the relief you need. Treatment may include:

  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Nutrition therapy

In some cases, you may need surgery to resolve the underlying cause of your pain. Dr. Petrikovets is a skilled and experienced surgeon and utilizes the most advanced tools and techniques to minimize risk and pain. 

To schedule an evaluation with a physician who uses the most advanced, cutting-edge tools and techniques, call Andrey Petrikovets, MD, FACOG, or book an appointment online today.

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