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Women’s Specialists of Plano, 972-379-2416, has endometriosis doctors that can diagnose and treat the symptoms caused by endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition where endometrial tissue starts to grow outside of the uterus. Endometrial lesions typically grow in the pelvic area on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, bowel and bladder. This video can help you to better understand the signs and symptoms of endometriosis. There is no cure, but the symptoms for endometriosis can be managed with proper medical care. If you suspect you have endometriosis, it is very important for you to discuss your symptoms with a physician. Untreated endometriosis can cause other medical issues such as infertility and menorraghia. The earlier endometriosis is diagnosed, the better the symptoms can be managed.
Women’s Specialists of Plano, 972-379-2416, offers urogynecology treatments for conditions such as female urinary stress incontinence. Kegel exercises are one way a woman can help control urinary stress incontinence by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. It is important to learn the proper Kegel exercise technique, this short video can help. Urinary stress incontinence is common in women with weak pelvic floor muscles. This weakness can be the result of pregnancy and childbirth, both put a lot of pressure on a woman’s pelvic floor. Kegel exercises are an ideal way to help maintain pelvic floor muscle strength and possibly reduce urinary stress incontinence. Contact Women’s Specialists of Plano, located near Medical Center of Plano, to learn more about what you can do to help control urinary stress incontinence.
Understanding Uterine Fibroids
Author: Dr Daryl Greebon
Understanding Uterine Fibroids
Many women experience these non-cancerous tumors, which can require hysterectomies
A lot of women wonder just exactly what uterine fibroids are. They’re usually non-cancerous tumors that develop within the uterus, and 15-20 percent of women in their reproductive years and 30-40 percent of women older than 30 may suffer from uterine fibroids.
Why should women know about fibroids?
Uterine fibroids are the most prevalent pelvic tumor, but the cause of uterine fibroid tumors is unknown. Not all women with fibroids experience symptoms; however some women ache and have significant menstrual bleeding. In addition, fibroids can place pressure on the bladder, triggering frequent urination.
Fibroids may grow as a single growth or in groups. Fibroids vary in size from very small to eight inches in diameter. The growth of a fibroid typically depends on the hormone estrogen. Once a woman develops a fibroid, the fibroid usually continues to grow throughout her menstruation years.
Women who do not experience symptoms associated with their fibroids may not require treatment. Fibroids may even shrink after menopause, but if heavy bleeding or pain occurs, a hysterectomy may be required. Uterine fibroids are the main reason hysterectomies are performed.
What is a hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy involves surgically removing the uterus, and sometimes the cervix and/or ovaries and fallopian tubes are also removed.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, after cesarean section, hysterectomy is the second most frequently performed major surgical procedure for women of reproductive age in the United States. Approximately 600,000 hysterectomies are performed annually in the U.S., and an estimated 20 million U.S. women have had a hysterectomy.
Although some women are wary of having surgery to relieve symptoms because of the down time they may experience, new technology is available that enables the removal of uterine fibroids and hysterectomies to be performed less invasively, leading to shorter hospital stays. For hysterectomies that may be difficult to perform as a vaginal procedure and would otherwise require an abdominal hysterectomy, the “da Vinci® Surgical System” offers an alternative.
This new robotic technology offers numerous potential benefits over traditional surgery, including less pain and scarring, less risk of infection, and faster recovery. It also may decrease the risk of blood loss that can occur during a hysterectomy. This new technology is available to Collin County and other area residents at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, located near President George Bush Turnpike and Preston Road.
About the Author:
A member of the Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano medical staff, Daryl Greebon, M.D., gynecologist, graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He went on to serve his internship and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Greebon is a board certified OBGYN practicing with Women’s Specialists of Plano. www.obgynplano.com
Women in Plano, Frisco, Dallas, Richardson and surrounding North Texas communities considering a hysterectomy to treat conditions such as cervical, uterine, or ovarian cancer, pelvic pain, excessive bleeding (mennorghia), or symptoms from fibroids should be informed about the benefits a hysterectomy operation performed via robotic laparoscopic surgery. This video from the show “The Drs” provides a nice overview of the benefits including reduced recovery time and scarring. The OBGYN surgeons at Women’s Specialists of Plano are strong believers in the benefits of this cutting edge procedure. To schedule a consultation, please contact us at 972-379-2416 or visit our online appointment center.