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Pelvic & Vaginal Pain

Pelvic and vaginal pain can be extremely uncomfortable for women of all ages. There are a variety of conditions that can cause this type of pain with possible conditions listed below.

Possible causes of pelvic and vaginal pain include:

Ectopic pregnancy

This is a life-threatening emergency that requires immediate treatment. It happens when an embryo begins growing outside of the uterus (usually in the fallopian tube). Symptoms include sharp pelvic pain or cramps, vaginal bleeding, nausea, and dizziness.

Ovarian cysts

A follicle houses the maturing egg during the menstrual cycle and releases the egg when you ovulate. Occasionally, a follicle doesn’t open to release the egg or recloses after releasing the egg and swells with fluid, forming an ovarian cyst. This is usually harmless and goes away on its own. However, large cysts may cause pelvic pain, weight gain and frequent urination. Ovarian cysts can be identified with a pelvic examination or ultrasound.

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

This infection can cause permanent damage to the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. It is the leading preventable cause of infertility in women. Symptoms include abdominal pain, fever, abnormal vaginal discharge, and pain during sex or urination. PID is treated with antibiotics or surgery in severe cases.

PMS

As well as triggering mood swings and food cravings, PMS (premenstrual syndrome) can also cause abdominal cramps, low back pain, headaches, tender breasts, and acne. Hormonal changes may be to blame. Stress, lack of exercise and some vitamin deficiencies may make the symptoms worse. Lifestyle changes and medication can often help.

Vulvodynia

Vulvodynia pain affects the area around the opening of the vagina. It can be constant or recurring and is often described as a burning, stinging or throbbing sensation. Treatment options range from medication to physiotherapy.

Wellwoman Clinic

The Wellwoman Clinic is a specialist centre offering assessment and treatment of gynaecological conditions. We treat women of all ages, prioritising patient needs and comfort throughout their treatment.

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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, ENT, as well as a private GP practice and our urgent care centre, Casualty First, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

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If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information then get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 7806 4098.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

 If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.

If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRI’s a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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