Pelvic Floor Disorders Program
Women's Medicine Collaborative

Pelvic Pain Program

A Multidisciplinary Team with Expertise in Pelvic Disorders

The Pelvic Pain Program at Lifespan Physician Group, Obstetrics and Gynecology offers consultative services specifically for women experiencing pelvic pain. Pelvic pain is defined as pain anywhere from the navel to the groin, front or back of the body, that has been present for more than six months.

The program offers patients a multidisciplinary team of clinicians with expertise in pelvic disorders. Our staff includes gynecologists, physical therapists, gastroenterologists, a colorectal surgeon, a clinical dietitian, a chiropractor, behavioral medicine professionals, and a lifestyle modification specialist. All our physicians are faculty members of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

“Dr. Fox is wonderful. She's a great listener, super kind, funny and smart! I am grateful to be able to trust her with my care. I felt safe and comfortable with her and left feeling inspired and normal, and hopeful for the first time in a while about my health issue. The desk staff was terrific, too. Thank you so much.”

- Susan, 61 years old, Barrington, RI

Pelvic Pain is Complex

We understand the complexity of pelvic pain and its impact on quality of life. Each patient has a unique experience of pelvic pain. We offer individualized care based on your personal symptoms, and take a holistic approach to reduce your pain and to help you achieve optimal health and quality of life.

Most patients have multiple underlying causes of their pelvic pain.  In some cases, it may take time to diagnose the cause of your pain. Even if this is the case, there are general measures we can take to help control your pain while we continue to work towards a diagnosis.

Conditions We Treat

The Pelvic Pain Program is for women who experience continued pain despite initial treatment with a health care provider. Conditions we treat include:

  • Pelvic and abdominal pain
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Chronic constipation or diarrhea associated with pain
  • Interstitial cystitis/Painful bladder syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Painful periods (dysmenorrhea)
  • Chronic ovarian cysts with pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Postpartum pelvic pain
  • Postoperative pelvic pain
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome
  • Painful intercourse
  • Persistent genital arousal disorder
  • Pelvic floor myalgias or spasms
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vaginismus