Dr. Clayton Alexander is an orthopedic surgeon, focusing on upper extremity areas including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. He has specialized Fellowship training in advanced hand surgeries.
Mercy's team of cancer doctors diagnose and treat melanoma, a very serious form of skin cancer.
The surgeons of The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mercy treat a variety of conditions including gallbladder disease, gallstones, hernia, colon cancer and GERD.
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The gynecologists of The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, take the time to extensively evaluate the symptoms and causes of chronic pelvic pain. Our doctors and clinical team in The Institute for Gynecologic Care have a diverse range of surgical skills required to treat even the most severe cases.
Chronic pelvic pain in women refers to dull or severe pain of the abdomen – the area below the bellybutton and between the hips – that lasts six months or longer. The cause of chronic pelvic pain can be the symptom of another health related issue or a condition in its own right.
Symptoms of chronic pelvic pain include:
Because there are many causes of chronic pelvic pain, diagnosing the problem is a process of elimination. Typical diagnosis begins with a review of symptoms and medical history.
Along with pelvic exams and ultrasounds, doctors may utilize laparoscopic surgery, a minimally invasive surgery used to look at the uterus and surrounding area for infections.
If your doctor is able to determine a cause for your chronic pelvic pain, medications and therapies are typically used for treatment. In some cases, surgery may be required to remove growths causing pain. In cases where a specific cause cannot be determined, treatment will focus on pain management.
The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland is the flagship Center of Excellence in the Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine at Mercy. The Institute includes The Gynecology Center and The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy offering physician and surgical expertise in the treatment of endometriosis, urogynecology, adolescent gynecology and well woman care, as well as benign or non-cancerous conditions of the female genital tract and malignant or cancerous conditions such as uterine, ovarian and cervical cancer.
Mercy Medical Center has been recognized for multiple years in the Best Hospitals edition of U.S. News & World Report.
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Dr. Mark Ellerkmann, Director of The Urogynecology Center at Mercy, is a Board Certified surgeon specializing in the treatment of urinary incontinence in women of all ages.
While some of the symptoms may be concerning, perimenopause is not something to fear.