Wondering if you need a bone density test? For the most part, if your physician has ordered one or recommended one, then yes. It means there are risk factors that can contribute to issues surrounding the strength of your bones. If your physician has not recommended it, or not ordered it yet, what follows are some reasons you should consider getting one.
Each year almost 600K hysterectomies are performed. It is a surgery to remove the uterus. Afterward patients won’t be able to become pregnant, and they will no longer have their period. Depending on the reason for the surgery, your surgeon may also remove the fallopian tubes and the ovaries. That’s a lot of surgeries, so for what reasons is a hysterectomy performed?
Let’s begin by telling all women that cervical cancer or cancer of the cervix is almost the easiest cancer to detect and successfully treat. Unless you live in a desert, a place where there is limited or no healthcare, or you just refuse to go to the doctor, cervical cancer can be caught early, treated, and cured. Cervical cancer: what all women should know.
Both of these gynecologic conditions are related to the uterus. There is some overlap in symptoms, however, they are two different conditions and require different treatments. What’s the difference between fibroids and endometriosis?
Maybe you thought your fatigue was due to all of life’s daily grind, plus picking up the kids from after school activities, grocery shopping after a day of work, and then of course, laundry, cooking dinner, playing peacemaker, cleaning, and wearing multiple hats. All that would certainly make anyone tired! However, when you have fibroids, something else is adding to that fatigue and exhaustion. Time to make managing fatigue caused by uterine fibroids a priority.
If you’re experiencing post-menopausal bleeding, you may be wondering if you should visit your gynecologist. In a word, yes, you should be concerned but not panicked. There is usually no pain with post-menopausal bleeding, but regardless of the color or amount of flow, you should ask to see your gynecologist. It’s normal to have irregular vaginal bleeding in the years leading up to menopause, but if you have bleeding more than a year after your last menstrual period, that is not normal. It could be the result of a simple infection or benign growths, but in rare cases, it could be something more serious. Let’s get more specific about post-menopausal bleeding.
Leaking urine when you laugh is not funny. It is both embarrassing and worrisome. It can lead to isolation for fear of urinating in public. Known as stress incontinence, it is the most common type of incontinence, and it usually affects women more than men. I pee when I laugh: is this normal? Let’s find out.
Women who have either uterine polyps or fibroids can be asymptomatic, meaning they have no symptoms. They can go through life oblivious to these conditions unless they begin to have certain symptoms, and that is usually when there is a diagnosis. Uterine polyps vs fibroids: what’s the difference?
Women who bleed between periods, have a very heavy flow, or experience periods that last longer than normal may be candidates for endometrial ablation. This procedure removes the endometrium or lining of the uterus. Endometrial ablation: your questions answered.
Gone are the days of the old-fashioned hysterectomy with a large incision and many weeks of recovery. We have come a long way. Today there is a simpler and much less invasive technique to having a hysterectomy. Dr. Gregory Eads has a partner, and it’s a robot. Keep reading to learn about the many benefits of robotic-assisted hysterectomy.
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