Women wanting to have children may undergo a robotic procedure that cleans out the endometriosis. It is unknown how fast it can grow back but through close monitoring and other treatments Women’s Specialty Care has had incredible results in helping women conceive.
What’s happening: Tissue lining grows outside the uterus – often on ovaries, fallopian tubes and the abdominal wall, and occasionally on organs such as the lungs and kidneys. This tissue outside the uterus behaves just like the tissue inside the uterus, thickening prior to ovulation then shedding blood when no pregnancy develops.
What it can lead to: Formation of scar tissue that can bind organs together, which can cause infertility and pelvic pain.
What you can do:
Women’s Specialty Care is a national leader in performing robotic surgery, which is proven to remove more endometrial implants than standard techniques. With single-site robotic surgery, the incision is made within the fold of the belly button, leaving no trace of a scar.
What’s happening: Benign (noncancerous) growths appear in the uterus during a woman’s childbearing years. The growths may not manifest symptoms, but can be detected during routine pelvic exams.
What it can lead to: Infertility, heavy bleeding and/or pain during intercourse. Fibroids can also enlarge the uterus, which puts unusual pressure on the bowel, bladder and other organs.
What you can do:
Myomectomies and hysterectomies at Women’s Specialty Care are performed using robotic surgery, resulting in shorter hospital stays, quicker recoveries and less pain.
What’s happening: Hormonal imbalances or growths (fibroids, polyps, endometriosis implants) can prolong periods for days or weeks longer than the average 3-7 days and/or intensify menstrual flow.
What it can mean: Heavy bleeding can be perfectly natural (and manageable) for your body, or it could be indicative of other more serious health conditions, such as infertility. It can even be caused by excess stress.
What you can do (depending on underlying cause):
Heavy bleeding can appear at any age, for any number of reasons. Which is why it’s so important to bring up any new, worsening or chronic symptoms to your provider.
What’s happening: Elevated levels of male hormones can enlarge the ovaries with small cysts that manifest along the outside edges, which interferes with ovulation. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age, with symptoms that include irregular or non-existent menstrual cycles, excess body/facial hair growth, skin problems and weight gain around the waist.
What it can lead to: Infertility, diabetes, heart and blood vessel problems, uterine cancer, sleep apnea and weight gain.
What you can do: Find out exactly what’s at the root of your condition. Less than 50% of women with PCOS are properly diagnosed.
Through relentless collaboration – dietitians working with high-risk pregnancy experts working with registered nurses – Women’s Specialty Care leads the region in identifying the specific cause of each woman’s PCOS. Our on-site lab gives us an excellent advantage in processing test results quickly and monitoring new developments closely.
We work with each woman to form a care plan around her personal goals (pain relief, her desire to have children), which guides how aggressively we treat.
Most everyone we treat with PCOS who wants children, who has no other complications and regularly sees a Women’s Specialty Care provider, conceives.
What’s happening: Age and drops in estrogen can weaken the ligaments supporting the uterus and pelvic structures. The uterus can then sag or drop out of position partially or entirely through the vaginal opening. Women who have had one or more vaginal births may be at greater risk.
What it can lead to: Slight to severe discomfort and disruption. A prolapsed uterus only requires treatment if it interferes with daily activities.
What you can do:
Women’s Specialty Care can locate the exact site of weakness causing the prolapse to fully restore ligament function. Our advanced treatments often leave no trace of external scars and get you home and healing much sooner.
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