Orange County OBGYN -  - OBGYN Specialist

Orange County OBGYN

OBGYN Specialist located in Newport Beach, CA and Orange County, CA

Pelvic Pain Specialist

Pelvic pain ranges from a chronic, nagging ache to severe pain that affects your well-being. No matter what symptoms you experience, pelvic pain is a sign of an underlying health condition. Dr. Yonatan Mahller specializes in diagnosing the cause of your pelvic pain, then providing treatments to resolve the problem. Contact his office in Newport Beach, Orange County, California, or schedule an appointment online to get a comprehensive exam and relief for your pelvic pain.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

What does it mean to have pelvic pain?

Pelvic pain refers to any pain that occurs below your belly button and between your hips. You may experience pain that’s severe and sharp, a dull ache, cramping, or a feeling of pressure inside the pelvic area.

Pelvic pain can become a constant presence or come and go. Some women feel pelvic pain after sitting for a long time, during a bowel movement, or after intercourse.

What causes pelvic pain?

Dr. Mahller specializes in diagnosing the precise cause of pelvic pain, which is important for women because pelvic pain arises from many possible health conditions. However, endometriosis is one of the most frequent causes of pelvic pain.

Endometriosis occurs when tissue that normally lines the inside wall of the uterus grows outside the uterus. Within the uterus, this tissue thickens during each menstrual cycle, then breaks down to produce menstrual bleeding. Endometrial tissue outside the uterus also goes through the same cycle, but when it breaks down it causes inflammation, pain and scar tissue (adhesions) within the pelvis.

Other common causes of pelvic pain include:

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease: an infection of the pelvic organs often caused by a sexually transmitted disease
  • Uterine fibroids: noncancerous growths in the uterus that may cause a feeling of pressure or heaviness
  • Ovarian or fallopian tube cysts: fluid-filled sacs that develop inside and on the outside of the ovaries and fallopian tubes
  • Interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome): a full bladder causes pelvic pain
  • Urinary tract infection: may cause pain in the center of the pelvis
  • Gastrointestinal disorders: IBS, lactose intolerance, Celiac disease
  • Pelvic Nerve pain

How is pelvic pain treated?

Treatment for pelvic pain focuses on relieving the pain and healing its underlying cause. Dr. Mahller will perform a thorough history and physical exam and may need to perform an ultrasound or diagnostic procedures, such as a hysteroscopy or laparoscopy, to get a direct look at organs and structures inside the uterus and abdomen.

Minimally invasive surgery may be used to remove fibroids, cysts, and excess tissue due to endometriosis when they are the cause of the problem. Several types of medications help relieve pain, and antibiotics are used to cure an infection. When pelvic pain is related to hormonal changes, Dr. Mahller may recommend birth control pills or other hormonal medications.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept most PPO insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield
Great West Health Care
Meridian Health Plan

Words from our patients

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    "There aren't enough good things I can say about Dr. Mahller and his staff! Dr. Mahller really listens to his patients and carefully addresses all of your concerns."

    Neda H.
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    "Dr. Mahller is one of those rare doctors who takes the time to answer every question and he has a wonderful bedside manner! I without a doubt recommend Dr. Mahller!"

    Debbie N.
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    "Our whole pregnancy and delivery was a beautiful experience because of Dr. Mahller. We can't thank him enough for bringing our beautiful baby girl safely into the world"

    Blaire B.
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    "He is caring, comforting, relaxed and gentle. I recommend him highly if you're looking for a good doctor!"

    Kaylee B.
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    "Dr. Mahller is a wonderful person and doctor with great sense of humor. He cares about his patients and knows his craft. I would definitely recommend him!"

    Irene S.
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    "Childbirth was an absolutely wonderful experience, Dr. Mahller couldn't have been more courteous and did a fantastic job keeping me comfortable, happy and excited. "

    Ashley P.
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    "I can honestly say this pregnancy has been a great experience so far, and having Dr. Mahller as our doctor definitely helps. Highly recommended!"

    Holly E.
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    "I wouldn't trust anyone else with the well being of my little girl, I never felt worried during my pregnancy and always had peace of mind."

    Jessica M.
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    "I had the best experience and was treated great throughout my pregnancy. Dr. Mahller has patience during consultation visits as well as delivering a baby."

    Joanna M.
Orange County OBGYN
355 Placentia Avenue, Suite 302
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Phone: 949-375-8244
Fax: 949-398-9812
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