NY Comprehensive Women's Medical -  - Gynecologist

NY Comprehensive Women's Medical

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

Pelvic Pain Specialist

NY Comprehensive Women's Medical has extensive expertise and advanced training in identifying the causes of pelvic pain and providing treatment to relieve symptoms, helping women throughout the New York City region receive the most appropriate care so they can feel confident about their health.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What causes pelvic pain?

The pelvic region comprises many structures, and as a result, there are many possible causes for acute and chronic pelvic pain, including:

  • painful menstruation or ovulation

  • uterine fibroids

  • ovarian cysts

  • endometriosis

  • ectopic pregnancy

  • pelvic inflammatory disease

  • infection

  • internal swelling (edema)

  • internal hernia

  • miscarriage or intrauterine fetal death

  • tumors

  • structural defects in the uterus or other organs

Some types of pelvic pain can emanate from issues affecting the pelvic floor, including uterine and vaginal prolapse, and sometimes, conditions occurring elsewhere, such as in the digestive system, may cause referred pelvic pain.

How can the causes of pain be diagnosed?

We use the most advanced techniques to determine the causes of pelvic pain so they can be treated appropriately. Diagnosis begins with a thorough discussion of the symptoms followed by a physical and pelvic exam and Pap test. Blood work, urinalysis and other diagnostic testing such as ultrasound, CT scan or in-office evaluations to look at the uterus, vagina, cervix and fallopian tubes may also be ordered to look for signs of specific causes.

What is a hysteroscopy?

Hysteroscopy is an in-office diagnostic exam that uses a thin, flexible instrument called a hysteroscope that is inserted through your vagina to look inside your uterus and your fallopian tubes. It can also be used to aid in performing some minor procedures as well. 

What is laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy is a minimally-invasive surgical technique that uses very small incisions to perform surgical procedures and medical assessments. It offers a much faster recovery time and less discomfort compared to traditional surgery.

What treatments are available for chronic pelvic pain?

Treatment depends on the underlying cause of your pain and may include medication, minimally-invasive procedures, laparoscopic surgery or general surgery. When an underlying cause cannot be determined, your treatment will focus on relieving the symptoms.

Testimonials

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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