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Pelvic Pain Specialist

South Shore Women's Care

Larissa Fomitcheva, MD, PhD, FACOG

Obstetrics and Gynecology located in Lindenhurst, NY

Whether it's mild and nagging or severe enough to interfere with daily life, pelvic pain is a sign of an underlying health problem. OB/GYN Larissa Fomitcheva, MD, of South Shore Women's Care, has helped many women by identifying the root of the problem and developing a customized treatment plan to relieve their pain. If you experience pelvic pain or have questions about your health, call the office nearest you in West Islip or Lindenhurst, New York, or use online booking to schedule an appointment.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What does it mean to have pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain is a generic symptom that includes any pain in your pelvis or the lower part of your abdomen. You may experience severe pain, a dull ache, or pain that's similar to cramps or pressure.

Pelvic pain may come and go or become an ongoing, constant problem. Your pelvic pain may originate from an organ, muscles, or other tissues in your abdomen. In other words, pelvic pain is a complex problem that develops from many possible causes.

What gynecologic conditions commonly cause pelvic pain?

Although there are many possible causes of pelvic pain, some conditions are more likely to cause the problem, such as:


Endometriosis occurs when the tissue that lines your uterus, the endometrium, grows outside the uterus. Patches of endometrial tissue may grow on the outer surface of your uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, or other organs and tissues in your pelvic region.

Even when the tissue is outside the uterus, it still responds to hormones responsible for your menstrual period. It thickens, breaks down, and bleeds every month, but instead of leaving through the vagina, the blood stays in your abdomen. As a result, scarring and pain develop.

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

PID is an infection of your reproductive organs that causes inflammation, scar tissue, and infertility.

Uterine fibroids

These noncancerous growths develop in the uterine wall, where they can cause pain and pressure.

Ovarian cysts

Cysts can develop on the inside and outside of one or both ovaries. Although cysts often go away on their own, they can grow large, causing pain and potentially rupturing.

Interstitial cystitis

Also called painful bladder syndrome, interstitial cystitis causes general pelvic pain when your bladder is full.

How is pelvic pain treated?

First, you may need to undergo an ultrasound or another diagnostic procedure. Dr. Fomitcheva then develops a treatment plan to relieve your pain and deal with the underlying problem.

Fibroids, cysts, and endometriosis may be removed using minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Fomitcheva is highly trained in the most advanced techniques in minimally invasive surgery, which promotes quicker recovery and reduces discomfort.

You may also get medication to relieve pain, antibiotics to cure an infection, or hormonal medications if your pain is due to hormone issues.

Effective treatments are available for pelvic pain. Call South Shore Women's Care or book an appointment online for relief today.