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Gregory Shifrin OBGYN PC

Chronic Pelvic Pain

OBGYN located in Brooklyn , New York and Bronx, NY

Chronic Pelvic Pain

Chronic Pelvic Pain services offered in Midwood and Homecrest, Brooklyn, Upper East Side, New York and Co-Op City, Bronx, NY

Access to empathetic and approachable obstetrics and gynecology care means distinguishing between good and excellent health care. Dr. Gregory Shifrin OBGYN PC provides superior obstetrics and gynecology services throughout the Homecrest and Midwood Brooklyn neighborhoods, the Upper East Side, and the Co-Op City of The Bronx in New York City.

Dr. Shifrin first obtained a medical degree from Samara State Medical University (formerly known as Kuibyshev Medical Institute) in Samara, Russia. His passion and drive for quality OB/GYN care led him to the United States, where he obtained additional training at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Jamaica Hospital in Queens, New York, and Jersey City Medical Center in New Jersey, where he went on to serve as the attending gynecologist.

Chronic Pelvic Pain Q&A

What is chronic pelvic pain?

Chronic pelvic pain is a long-lasting, uncomfortable feeling in the lower part of your abdomen. It can stem from menstrual cramps to pregnancy or gynecological conditions. Pelvic pain may be mild or extreme. To determine the cause of your pain and effectively treat it, see the team at Dr. Gregory Shifrin OBGYN PC for an evaluation.

What are the risk factors for chronic pelvic pain?

An array of causes may contribute to chronic pelvic pain, such as:

  • Digestive issues
  • Pelvic floor tissue problems
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Pregnancy complications 
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Miscarriages
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Adenomyosis
  • Ovulation pain
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Vulvodynia

Additional causes may include problems with your appendix, colon, kidney, bladder, or other organs. More than one factor can contribute to the discomfort. 

Determining the root cause of chronic pelvic pain is the most effective way to treat it and reduce your risk of complications. 

How does my specialist diagnose the cause of chronic pelvic pain?

To determine the cause of your discomfort, the OB/GYN team reviews your medical history and symptoms. They check your vital signs and complete a physical exam, including a pelvic exam and Pap test if needed.

Your provider may suggest blood testing, an ultrasound, or a hysteroscopy, a procedure that uses a tiny camera to examine the inside of your pelvic area. 

After learning if you have signs of an OB/GYN condition associated with pelvic pain, your specialist reviews your treatment options. If you need further diagnostic testing or care from a specialist, they offer referrals to ensure you receive the most appropriate care.

How is chronic pelvic pain treated?

To treat chronic pelvic pain, the team at Dr. Gregory Shifrin OBGYN PC may recommend one or more of the following:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Medications
  • Limited activity during pregnancy
  • Surgical procedures

Adopting healthy lifestyle habits before, during, and after pregnancy is vital to minimize the risk of complications. 

Dr. Gregory Shifrin OBGYN PC uses the latest advances in cutting-edge technologies and treatments during gynecological procedures to reduce fibroids, cysts, or other abnormal tissues responsible for pelvic pain. The team follows up with you to ensure long-lasting relief and is available whenever you have concerns or questions.  

Call Dr. Gregory Shifrin OBGYN PC or use the online booking feature today to find relief from chronic pelvic pain.