Arjang Naim, MD -  - OB-GYN

Arjang Naim, MD

OB-GYN located in West Hollywood & Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Pelvic Pain Specialist

Recognized as a leader in the treatment of pelvic pain and endometriosis, Dr. Naim helps women in the Greater Los Angeles area understand the causes of their pain so they can get the most appropriate care for long-term relief.

Pelvic Pain Q & A

by Arjang Naim, MD

What are the causes of chronic pelvic pain?

There are several medical conditions that can cause pelvic pain, and determining the underlying cause is one of the keys to finding the best treatment. Some causes of pelvic pain include:

  • endometriosis

  • ectopic pregnancy

  • menstruation

  • ovarian cancer

  • miscarriage

  • intrauterine fetal death

  • ovulation pain

  • ovarian cysts

  • uterine fibroids

  • pelvic inflammatory disease

Often, pelvic pain is caused by more than one condition, and causes can arise from problems affecting the reproductive, urinary or digestive systems. Sometimes, pain can be caused by problems with the connective tissues and muscles in the pelvic floor.

How can the cause of pelvic pain be diagnosed?

Dr. Naim will perform a comprehensive exam with a personal and family history to look for clues to the underlying cause of your pain. In addition, he'll perform a pelvic exam and may order other tests, such as ultrasound and blood work which can be performed right in the office. In some cases, he may perform a diagnostic exam called a laparoscopy to look inside your uterus.

How is pelvic pain treated?

First, Dr. Naim will try to identify the cause of the pain. If the cause is determined, treatment will focus on that underlying issue. But often, the cause of pelvic pain cannot be definitively determined. When that's the case, treatment will focus on reducing or eliminating the painful symptoms. With or without a known underlying cause, treatments may include:

  • pain relievers

  • antidepressants

  • hormone therapy

  • antibiotics

  • physical therapy

  • counseling

  • laparoscopic surgery

  • hysterectomy

What is endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a condition that occurs when the tissue that normally lines the uterus begins to grow outside the uterus. Endometriosis can cause considerable pain as well as irregular vaginal bleeding. Dr. Naim has special training in the treatment of endometriosis and pelvic pain.

In-Network Insurance Providers

We accept a variety of insurance plans at our practice. If you do not see your provider listed, please call our office so we can help you determine coverage.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Capital Blue Cross
Cigna
Health Net
Independence Blue Cross
Medi-Cal
Medicare
Molina Healthcare
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
UnitedHealthcare
Testimonials

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    "WELL RECOMMENDED! He is a very professional doctor. He knows what he is doing and takes extra care of his patients. BEST EVER GYNECOLOGIST."

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  • Yelp

    "Dr. Naim is amazing.He has a great sense of humor and no matter how many times I've not wanted to believe a negative diagnosis from him, he's always been right."

    Capitola P.
  • Yelp

    "Every procedure is so quick and done perfectly! I'm extremely happy with him and will continue using him. Highly recommended."

    Devorah B.
  • Yelp

    "He was always there during my labor, early stages and delivery and knew what medications to prescribe when I needed them. "

    Limor A.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Naim is truly a good OB! He always answers all my questions to the best of his knowledge. He is always nice, kind, with a smile, and never makes you nervous."

    Ziba K.
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