Gastrointestinal symptom associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) like bloating, constipation and lower abdominal pain can overlap with or serve as warning signs of other women’s health conditions like endometriosis, ovarian cancer, and pelvic floor disorders that also impact the bladder. But how can women tell what is causing their lower abdominal pain and know what type of doctor can help them find relief?
In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Pooja Singhal, a Gastroenterologist and Dr. Arielle Allen, a Urogynecologist, who explain the various signs and symptoms they look for to determine whether lower abdominal discomfort is a GI issue, a pelvic floor issue, or an issue specific to women. The doctors also share some tips for patients so they are better prepared for their next medical appointment in order to help their healthcare provider make the diagnosis quicker and determine the treatment path without delays.
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