Carolinas HealthCare System

Pelvic Pain

Chronic pelvic pain, pain lasting more than six months, that is located primarily in the pelvis, is a common problem that may lead to years of disability and suffering. Gynecologists who specialize in this area have additional expertise, time, and resources to help struggling patients manage and overcome their pain. Women with chronic pelvic pain require a caring physician with knowledge of the physiology of pain, as well as the many effects pain may have on an individual's daily physical and emotional health.

Elizabeth S. Morgan, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist who believes in empowering her patients through education and active participation in their path to wellness. Her expertise in the field, combined with her compassion and persistence, allow her to lead a team of specialists to assist in the healing process. She is an active member of the International Pelvic Pain Society, the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease, and the National Vulvodynia Association. The consultative services provided at CMC Women's Institute are designed to supplement and extend treatment available in gynecology or urology offices. In addition to advanced diagnostic ability, our team offers pharmacotherapy, nerve blockade, bladder instillation therapy, physical therapy, cognitive/behavioral therapy, and nutritional counseling. Our team also possesses unique surgical competence to treat many causes of chronic pelvic pain. Dr. Morgan also sees patients at Women's Center for Pelvic Health.

Chronic pelvic pain causes and conditions include:

  • Endometriosis and infection
  • Fibroid tumors and other abnormalities of the uterus, cervix, and ovaries
  • Prior pelvic surgery and scarring of the pelvis
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Irritable and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Bladder conditions including Interstitial Cystis
  • Pelvic floor muscle tension and relaxation
  • Vulvovaginal conditions

For more information on our pelvic pain services, or to make an appointment, please call 704-355-3149.

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