Pelvic Pain Specialist

Yuri Prikoupenko, MD, FACOG -  - Gynecologist

Surgical and Office Gynecology

Yuri Prikoupenko, MD, FACOG

Gynecologist located in Rockville, MD

Pelvic pain is one of the most complex medical conditions to diagnose and requires expert knowledge from an experienced medical professional. Dr. Yuri Prikoupenko, a skilled Rockville, Maryland gynecologist, has years of training in the evaluation and treatment of pelvic pain. If you suffer from pelvic pain, make an appointment to consult with Dr. Yuri by calling or using the easy online booking tool.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What are the causes of pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain may occur as a result of a wide range of conditions, the most common include:

Acute pelvic pain

  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Infection of one or more reproductive organs
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Cancer

Chronic pelvic pain

  • Pelvic adhesions
  • Scar tissue
  • Ovulation pain
  • Dysmenorrhea – severe menstrual pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Adenomyosis
  • Fibroids

Other causes of pelvic pain

  • Muscular or skeletal problems
  • Causes not related to reproductive organs
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Urologic problems
  • Stress or psychological disorders, including depression

Pelvic pain caused by any of the above factors requires prompt medical treatment. However, pelvic pain may also indicate a medical emergency. If you are experiencing acute pelvic pain, you should call Dr. Yuri's office immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.

If the cause of your pelvic pain is not related to reproductive organs, Dr. Yuri will recommend you to a specialist who can help.

How is pelvic pain evaluated and treated?

If you experience pelvic pain, the most critical step is to schedule an evaluation appointment with Dr. Yuri.

During this time, he carefully reviews your medical and sexual history. He may also ask you to describe the pain, frequency, specific location and intensity.

This initial evaluation determines whether any further diagnostic testing is necessary. If so, Dr. Yuri may perform any of the following:

  • Physical examination
  • Ultrasound
  • Biopsy
  • Hysteroscopy

Depending on the diagnosis, Dr. Yuri determines which treatment option is best for your condition. Treatment of pelvic pain depends on many factors, including the cause of the pain, your age, and whether you wish to have children in the future. Dr. Yuri may discuss the following treatment options with you:

  • Prescription medications
  • Antidepressants
  • Heat therapy, acupuncture, or physical therapy
  • Stress management techniques
  • Surgery