Gynecology

Pelvic Pain

The term “pelvic pain” is a very broad description of a problem that almost all women experience at least once in their lives. Pelvic pain can be a result of many different conditions, and can range from being mild menstrual cramps to severe, chronic pain resulting from an illness. This means that finding the cause of your pelvic pain may take a while, since there are many different problems that need to be ruled out.

Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts are one of the most common complaints from women of childbearing age. These painful afflictions can range anywhere from being a mild annoyance to a serious problem. This wide range of possible degrees of severity can oftentimes make it difficult for women to take the appropriate action for their type of cysts and to find suitable information that applies to them. This informational page is meant to answer your questions about ovarian cysts, whether big or small, and to help you decide what is right for your condition. 

Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)

Although cells on your cervix grow and change all the time, it can be a scary thing to find out that some of the cells have become abnormal. This can be an early warning sign that cancer may occur. When you receive test results with abnormal cervix cells, your doctor may suggest the loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP). This procedure is used to remove the abnormal cells from your cervix. This page covers some frequently asked questions about LEEP as well as the basics about this procedure.

Intrauterine Device

An intrauterine device (IUD) is a type of birth control that is inserted directly into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. When considering birth control, there are many options for women to use, which is why it is important to get the information on each method for an educated decision. This page covers the basic information about the IUD to help you decide if it's right for you. 

Hysteroscopy

A hysteroscopy is a procedure that allows a doctor to look inside the uterus with a small, telescope-like device. It is inserted first into the vagina, then through the cervix and into the uterus. Hysteroscopy is an important way for doctors to help diagnose a potential problem with your uterus that they normally would not be able to do without looking inside. However, many women have questions about their upcoming procedures if they are scheduled to undergo hysteroscopy.

Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy can be a solution for problems of the uterus that have not responded to other treatments. Usually, it is the last resort after other attempts of improving the condition were not effective. This can be an emergency procedure that needs to be done for the safety of the patient. Since a hysterectomy is a major surgery, it is important to know the facts about what the procedure entails and what to expect.

Fibrocystic Breast Changes

With the risk of breast cancer being a lurking concern for all women, it is not surprising that detecting a lump in your breast can be a very scary, emotional discovery. However, there is good news for women that have been noticing lumps and other changes in their breasts- not all of these growths are cancerous. Sometimes, women will develop benign (not cancerous) lumps in their breasts, especially around the time of their periods.

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