Pelvic Pain Specialist

Pinecroft OBGYN

Samuel Bharksuwan, MD, FACOG

OB-GYN located in Spring, TX

For women suffering from pelvic pain, it's easy to suffer in silence, assuming that this pain is a natural part of the childbirth and aging processes. Yet when pelvic pain lasts for 6 months or more, it most likely has an underlying cause that can and should be treated. Women with chronic pelvic pain should see Dr. Samuel Bharksuwan at Pinecroft OBGYN in Spring, Texas, and the Houston metro area. Dr. Bharksuwan provides diagnostic and treatment services that will bring true relief.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

When does pelvic pain become chronic?

Occasional pelvic pain isn't a cause for concern, but women who have consistent pain for 6 or more months should seek treatment. This is true whether the pain's constant, cyclical, or connected to a particular activity.

What causes chronic pelvic pain?

A number of conditions can cause chronic pelvic pain. Some of these conditions include:

  • Unusually intense menstruation pain
  • Ruptured ovarian cyst
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Cystitis (bladder infection)
  • Constipation or other bowel trouble
  • Poor posture
  • Pelvic floor disorders

In addition, some women who suffer from chronic pelvic pain find no identifiable cause.

What are pelvic floor disorders?

Pelvic floor disorders occur when the muscles that support the pelvic organs become weak or damaged. This typically causes incontinence, but it can also cause pelvic pain, especially pain in the vagina or rectum. Childbirth causing damage to the pelvic floor is the most common cause of this particular disorder, but it can occur in women of all ages.

How is the cause of pelvic pain diagnosed?

When a woman comes to Pinecroft OBGYN to talk to Dr. Bharksuwan about pelvic pain, he'll begin with a thorough medical history, physical exam, and pelvic exam. If this doesn't pinpoint a cause, he may use imaging tests to see inside the structures of the pelvis.

How is chronic pelvic pain treated?

Because chronic pelvic pain has quite a large number of potential causes, it has a large number of treatments as well. Once the cause is found, the treatment focuses on that particular cause. Some pain-relief measures can also help, and these include:

  • Improving posture
  • Increasing exercise
  • Using pain-relieving medications
  • Physical therapy to strengthen the pelvic muscles
  • Nutrition therapy to reduce inflammation
  • Surgery

Dr. Bharksuwan will work with patients to find pain relieving solutions that work, ensuring his patients get back to full health free from the pain of chronic pelvic issues. To learn more about how to treat chronic pelvic pain, make an appointment with Dr. Bharksuwan at Pinecroft OBGYN.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At the office of Dr. Bharksuwan, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Assurant Health
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Humana
Memorial Hermann
PHCS
United Healthcare