Women frequently experience chronic pelvic pain that at times can be debilitating. There are many different medical causes but in some instances no obvious cause can be found. If the pelvic pain occurs monthly around the time of your new menstrual cycle and it seems much worse than typical menstrual cramps then perhaps you have endometriosis.
A watchful eye and a quick response are the best defense against serious health issues, but it isn’t always easy to tell when it’s time to schedule a medical appointment. While women are advised to consult with a gynecologist at least once per year regardless of age or sexual activity, some symptoms can be a warning sign that it’s time to call your OB/GYN right away. Below are some of the common signs that it is time to speak with your gynecologist.