Pelvic Pain Specialist

Capital Women's Care

OBGYNs located in Rockville, MD

Pelvic pain is an incredibly broad symptom that can point to any number of problems. And it shouldn’t be ignored. Pain of any kind isn’t normal, and you should have it checked out by a team of experts, like those found at Capital Women’s Care. When it comes to pelvic pain, Judith Gurdian, MD, Michelle Spector, MD, Tanya Ghatan, MD, and the rest of the team work closely with their patients in Rockville, Maryland, to diagnose and treat the underlying problem. If you’re experiencing pelvic pain, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.

Pelvic Pain Q&A

Capital Women's Care

What is pelvic pain?

While the answer to this question may seem fairly obvious, it’s important to establish what constitutes your pelvic region. Your pelvis houses almost your entire reproductive system, including your:

  • Vagina
  • Cervix
  • Uterus
  • Fallopian tubes
  • Ovaries


In addition to your reproductive system, the area also contains your bladder and lower digestive tract.

Pelvic pain can vary. For example, it may be dull and nagging, sharp and intermittent, or happen only at a certain time during your cycle. It’s important that you describe to your doctor the exact nature of the pain, because there’s a lot these details can tell her about your problem.

The bottom line is that pain in this area should never be ignored, since there are so many important systems included in your pelvic region. And early intervention at the first signs of pain can go a long way toward preventing more significant medical issues down the road.

What are the most common causes of pelvic pain?

Given the number of organs located within your pelvic region, there are many conditions, disorders, or diseases that may lead to pelvic pain. To give you a better idea, the following is a list of the more common causes of pelvic pain:

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Endometriosis
  • Reproductive cancers
  • Ectopic pregnancy


If you’re experiencing pain that’s accompanied by other symptoms, such as heavy vaginal bleeding, fever, or problems urinating, it’s important that you see your provider at Capital Women’s Care as soon as possible for evaluation. Even if you’re just experiencing pain alone, it’s still a good idea to get checked out in order to find relief.

How is pelvic pain diagnosed?

The OB/GYNS at Capital Women’s Care are equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment to help them get to the source of most issues that cause pelvic pain. From advanced ultrasounds to minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques, your doctor works tirelessly to uncover the cause of your pain to get you started on a treatment plan.

How is pelvic pain treated?

The answer to this depends entirely upon the root of the problem. Rest assured, your doctor works with you to relieve your pain first, while also treating the underlying issue to prevent further complications.  If you’re experiencing pelvic pain, call Capital Women’s Care, or use the online scheduling tool to request an appointment.