There are many issues that can affect the way that a woman’s body works, and it can cause pain and irritation throughout your life. Gynecological problems can also cause complications to occur in the future if they aren’t properly dealt with or treated. It’s important to understand what these common gynecological problems might be and how they are usually treated.
There are many common symptoms related to gynecological problems that you might not realize are a concern at first. Some common symptoms are painful cramps, severe abdominal pain, and heavy or prolonged bleeding between periods. Pain and bleeding could also occur during intercourse. If this happens, you should be sure that you’re visiting your gynecologist as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment.
There are specific disorders that could affect your menstruation cycle. These can cause painful cramps or irregular bleeding and can interrupt your daily life. Common issues include endometrial polyps, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and dysfunction uterine bleeding. How these are treated will depend on which issue you’re dealing with but could include non-steroid anti-inflammatory medications or different forms of birth control.
Another common gynecological issue is known as uterine fibroids. Often, these fibroids might go completely unnoticed and not cause any issues. In other cases, you might experience pain, constipation, infertility, pain during sexual intercourse, or urinary issues. Uterine fibroids are typically dealt with through the use of surgery. Your doctor will decide if just the fibroids can be removed with a myomectomy or if a hysterectomy is needed. A hysterectomy is the complete removal of the uterus and the fibroids with it.
Urinary incontinence is a common condition for women over the age of 35 and isn’t a normal part of aging. You might experience a loss of urine during physical activity, coughing, sneezing, or laughing and this can be an embarrassing experience. This can be treated with exercise and different medications. In specific situations, surgery might be needed.
Find out what your gynecological issue might be. Contact your OBGYN to learn more and schedule your appointment today.
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