What is a uterine fibroid?
Uterine fibroid is a fleshy growth that develop in the uterus, which varies in size. Fibroid is not cancerous but can cause abnormal bleeding and pelvic discomfort. They tend to grow during childbearing years and may shrink once menopause is reached.
What is a hysteroscopy?
Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure used to see inside the uterus with a thin endoscope through vagina for diagnosis and treatment of certain conditions such as abnormal uterine bleeding.
What is a colposcopy?
Colposcopy is to examine the cervix and vagina to evaluate abnormal pap smear with special lighted magnifier.
What is menopause and its associated symptoms?
Menopause is caused by a significant decline in the production of female hormones, mainly estrogen. As the levels decline, they can cause general symptoms which may affect quality of life. Some of the most common symptoms associated with menopause include:
- Hot flashes
- Moodiness or irritability
- Painful intercourse
- Vaginal dryness
- Vaginal irritation
- Vaginal atrophy and atrophic vaginitis
While many women believe they must simply suffer through these effects as a “normal” part of aging, there are treatments available that can relieve menopausal symptoms so women can lead happier and healthier lives.
What is vaginal atrophy?
As woman goes through menopause, vaginal wall can become thin, dry and inflexible, often resulting in irritation and pain. These changes in the structure of the vagina are referred to as vaginal atrophy. Women who have vaginal atrophy often experience pain during intercourse as well as an increased risk for infection. Urinary incontinence and an increased risk of urinary tract infections can also occur.
What is a MonaLisa Touch®?
It is a new treatment that uses laser energy to treat menopausal symptoms such as vaginal dryness, irritation and painful intercourse. It uses lasers to stimulate the production of collagen in the vagina, which is similar to the procedure plastic surgeons
use to stimulate collagen in the face. It is relatively painless and no anesthesia or painkillers are required. It is done in the office, takes less than 5 minutes. It consists of 3 treatments six weeks apart. It is approved by the FDA in use of Gynecology.
What is an overactive bladder?
Overactive bladder is a condition in which the bladder squeezes urine out at the wrong time. You may have overactive bladder if you urinate too frequently or have sudden, strong urge to urinate immediately. You also may have urinary incontinence, a loss of bladder control.
What is Urodynamic Study?
Urodynamic study (testing) is any procedure that looks at how well the bladder, sphincters and urethra are storing and releasing urine. Most urodynamic tests focus on the bladder’s ability to hold urine and empty steadily and completely. Urodynamic tests can also show whether the bladder is having involuntary contractions that cause urine leakage.
What is Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation?
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation includes treatment for urinary or fecal incontinence, urgency/frequency of urination, and/or pain in the pelvic region. For pelvic floor strengthening exercise, patients are taught to do exercises to make pelvic floor muscles stronger. These are the muscles that hold up your bladder and help keep it from leaking. You can also exercise with biofeedback which helps to find the right muscles making sure you are doing the exercises correctly.
How does Nexplanon work?
Nexplanon is a type of birth control that uses a matchstick-size implant placed in the upper arm to prevent pregnancy. The Nexplanon device releases hormones over time, and it can be worn for up to three years before it needs to be replaced.