Shamsah Amersi, MD
OB-GYN located in Santa Monica, CA
Living with chronic pelvic pain disrupts quality of life for patients from throughout Los Angeles, Dr. Amersi diagnoses and treats conditions causing pelvic pain from her practice in Santa Monica, California.
Chronic Pelvic Pain
What are the causes of chronic pelvic pain?
Chronic pelvic pain is related to a number of internal and reproductive conditions or it can be a condition in itself. Women are more likely than men to suffer from chronic pelvic painSome of the conditions which can cause pelvic pain include:
- Menstrual pains
- Rupture of Cysts
- Premature Labor
- Ectopic Pregnancy
- Placental Abruption
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
How is abdominal and pelvic pain diagnosed?
Diagnosing chronic pelvic pain is often challenging because of the variety of potential conditions. Dr. Amersi will begin diagnosis with a patient history and a thorough examination, including a pelvic exam. She may order further screening and testing including blood tests, ultrasound or CT scans, or hysteroscopy to look inside the uterus. If a gastrointestinal tract problem is suspected, referral can be made to a doctor who can perform the appropriate testing.
How is chronic pelvic pain treated?
The first thing that Dr. Amersi will need to do is to determine the cause of the pain. When the responsible condition is diagnosed, she will create a treatment plan to address that issue. For example, if the pain is due to endometriosis, she may prescribe medication to regulate your hormones or perform an endometrial ablation to reduce and remove the excess endometrial tissue. If an underlying condition is not identified, Dr. Amersi will treat the symptoms to provide relief from discomfort and pain. This could include medication such as pain-killers, antibiotics, or antidepressants. Hormone treatments may also be effective. She may suggest physical therapy, neurostimulation or trigger point injections. In some cases, surgery could resolve the condition. If possible surgery is minimally invasive, carried out through a laparoscopic procedure. Whatever the condition, Dr. Amersi will provide you with the best possible treatment to address your condition and discomfort. She will provide you with thorough examinations and help you to understand your condition and answer any questions.
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Major Insurance Providers Accepted
We accept only PPO insurance plans. Below is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.
Words from our patients
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" Love this doc. She's quick and efficient but if you need to talk to her more or ask questions she's willing to take the time to do that."
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"She is very informative and knowledgeable, however she is also warm and caring and truly interested in your well- being!"
"Her knowledge, professionalism & caring attitude is a set of characteristics that I was never able to find in another OBGYN."
Dr. Sham helped us deliver Penelope & Adam safely into the world. You're more than an extraordinary doctor. We are grateful for your excellent care & genuine compassion