NY Comprehensive Women's Medical -  - Gynecologist

NY Comprehensive Women's Medical

Gynecologists located in Midtown East, New York, NY & Brooklyn, NY

Abdominal Pain Specialist

As a top gynecologic practice in the New York City area, NY Comprehensive Women's Medical offers an array of diagnostic and treatment procedures for women suffering from abdominal pain, using state-of-the-art technology and equipment for effective relief of symptoms.

Abdominal Pain Q & A

What are the gynecological causes of abdominal pain?

There are many issues that can cause pain and discomfort, including:

  • endometriosis or adenomyosis, which occur when the cells that line the uterus begin growing elsewhere

  • ectopic pregnancy, ovarian or uterine cancer

  • cysts or fibroids

  • vulvodynia, pain around the vagina which has no identifiable cause

  • uterine or vaginal prolapse, when the uterus or vagina descend as a result of weakened pelvic floor muscles

  • pelvic inflammatory disease

  • IUD complications

  • sexually-transmitted infection or other infection

Some women also may have significant abdominal pain during menstruation or ovulation, and many causes of pain, including fibroids and cysts, may develop as a result of underlying hormonal fluctuations.

How can a doctor determine the cause of my pain?

Any type of vaginal pain warrants a careful exam to determine its cause. The first step in identifying the cause of pain is to have a Pap test and physical exam. In most cases, you may also be asked to undergo additional diagnostic testing, which may include ultrasound or CT exams, urinalysis, blood work and a more-in-depth internal exam of your vagina, cervix and uterus.

What is a hysteroscopy?

A hysteroscopy is an exam that can be used to determine the cause of abdominal and pelvic pain. It uses a special instrument called a hysteroscope to see inside your uterus and our fallopian tubes to check for abnormalities that could be causing pain. It's also used to help determine the causes of infertility. Hysteroscopy can also be used to perform certain procedures, including removal of fibroids and ablation (removal) of the uterine lining in cases of heavy menstrual bleeding. The procedure is performed in the office and you may be given a sedative or local anesthesia to prevent discomfort.


Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Hudson openly welcomes questions. She spends as much time with you as you want. She is kind and takes her time. All in all, she's amazing!"

    Melissa W.
  • Yelp

    "If you want someone who fully understands the intricacies of your condition and will answer all of your questions, Dr. Hudson is great."

    Kara H.
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Hudson is extremely easy to talk to and knowledgeable. I think she has been practicing for quite some time. I have since recommended her to a friend."

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "I saw Dr. Nikole Ostrov, and I was incredibly impressed with how kind and non-judgmental she was."

    Ann T.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Ostrov has a great bedside manner. She is friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I feel very comfortable with her."

    Stacey F.
  • Yelp

    "Not only is the lady at the front the nicest receptionist ever, but the place is always kept super clean! On time- real and straight to the point."

    Johanna P.
  • Yelp

    "This was such a pleasant experience! There was minimal waiting time. It's not often you find a doctor that seems to genuinely care about you."

    Missy J.
  • Yelp

    "The front desk was amazing--I stupidly forgot my insurance card and the receptionist was so gracious and helpful. The medical assistance was also very friendly."

    Elizabeth M.
  • Yelp

    "All of my experiences with this practice have been extremely positive. Even the medical assistants are all great! I have never waited more than 30 minutes."

    Stacey F.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Friedman performed a DNC on me last year, he and the staff at the Lenox Hill Hospital were AMAZING. They definitely make an awkward situation VERY comfortable."

    Verified Patient
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