Many adult women believe that pelvic pain in common and normal. Often associated with various stages of the menstrual cycle, women begin to anticipate or even expect twinges, heaviness, or even pain in their abdomen. Typically it can be treated with over the counter pain medication. However, in some cases, the pain becomes severe and chronic in nature, lasting throughout most of the woman’s cycle.
Dr. Taryll Jenkins of Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine in Katy, TX has been treating women with pelvic pain for many years. He urges any woman who has been having frequent pelvic pain for several months to seek medical care from a trusted gynecologist.
The first step by your physician will be to determine the nature of the discomfort or pain so that the right treatment can be started. Chronic pelvic pain can be caused by many factors including gynecologic, gastrointestinal, or musculoskeletal. Some of the more common gynecological factors that can cause pelvic pain include:
It’s important for patients to seek care for their pelvic pain instead of simply living with the discomfort. During your physical exam, Dr. Jenkins and his team will begin with a consultation where you can explain your symptoms and talk about your family history and lifestyle.
Next, blood work may be performed to determine if there is an infection in the body. Additional testing will include a urine sample and tests for sexually transmitted diseases or endometriosis. An ultrasound may also be used to determine if there are any masses in the uterus, fallopian tubes, or other areas of the pelvic region. Once the cause of the pain is determined, we can treat the cause and eliminate the symptoms, which will get you back to living a happy and active life.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with our caring and trusted team, call of Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine today.
We offer general care, gynecology, and obstetrics services that span all stages of a woman's life. Dr. Taryll L. Jenkins, MD received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and Doctorate of Medicine from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN. He completed his residency training at the University of Texas and Hermann Hospital, TX and is Board-certified from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with years of research experience.
Having graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelors of Science in Biological Chemistry in 2011, Dr. Stephanie Roy received her Doctor of Medicine Degree in 2015 from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Today she is a leading Board-certified physician who works hard to provide you and your family with high quality services. In addition to spending time at the practice, Dr. Roy possesses extensive volunteer experience in the community. She was also a tutor at the Medical Careers Diversity Program in 2012 and since then has spent her free time volunteering for the St. Vincent’s Clinic.
Dr. Tiffany Ikwuagwu is passionate about caring for the diverse communities in Katy and Houston, TX. Having completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Houston, her medical degree at the Baylor College of Medicine, and her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the McGovern Medical School, she worked as principal investigator on a research project with Dr. Nana Ankumah at UT Houston. A member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Ikwuagwu has served in several leadership roles and has made many contributions to the community.
Yara Ramirez, MD earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University and her doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston where she also completed her residency. She won the Resident Teaching Award from UTMB’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for two consecutive years.
Dr. Ramirez has researched extensively on many obstetrics-related topics. She has been a Junior Fellow Representative for the UTMB Residency Program and a Medical Student Education Committee Member at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has volunteered for various local and foreign community programs. Her fluency in Spanish and French is an asset to her organization.
Nadia Alexander is a Board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center. With seven years of experience in women’s health and a focus on obstetrics and ambulatory gynecology (vaginitis, UTI, and vaginal bleeding), she provides quality, compassionate care to patients in various stages of reproductive life. She is fluent in English and Spanish and is the lead contact for our Telehealth service.