Certain GYN symptoms are normal within a specific range. When you are outside of that range and feel like your symptoms are causing too much disruption, it’s time to see a specialist. If you feel your concerns are real, but have been dismissed, be proactive about your GYN health and get a second opinion. Look out for signs of abnormal bleeding and pelvic pain that could indicate a condition.
Abnormal GYN bleeding is bleeding in between periods, heavy blood flow and large clots, bleeding longer than 7 days in a menstrual cycle or more than 35 days between periods, post-menopausal bleeding and bleeding after sex. Menstrual periods last approximately 7 days or less, with 21 to 35 days in between and women generally lose no more than 2.8 ounces (80 cc) of blood with each cycle. Anything outside of those ranges is abnormal bleeding.
Severe pelvic pain that does not decrease with medication and/or affects the quality of life and daily activities is not normal. Severe pelvic pain associated with menstrual cycle could be a sign of endometriosis, where early detection and treatment is essential. Learn more about chronic pelvic pain, and the numerous conditions and diseases that can cause this, on our website here.
DISMISSING SYMPTOMS DELAYS NECESSARY TREATMENT
Women are often misdiagnosed for years and go on to struggle with GYN symptoms affecting their everyday life because they are not properly addressed. The right minimally invasive treatment can get women their energy back, prevents future damage and many times clears blocked paths to motherhood. In the end, you are your own best advocate and it is important to get a second opinion if you feel your concerns haven’t been fully addressed.
“When I asked the doctor if it could be endometriosis on my bowel, he dismissed it. He said ’10 percent of the population get endometriosis and 10 percent of them get endometriosis on their bowels.’ Even though my mother had it, he still dismissed it.” Michelle said.
Read her full story here: Life-changing Endometriosis Excision with DualPortGYN: Michelle’s Story
“For years I saw the same doctor, waiting and watching my fibroids grow, and for a while, the pain wasn’t altering my daily activities. But then, the pain got progressively worse. I found myself in bed, crying in pain.” said Rashetta.
Read her full story here: Minimally Invasive Removal of Large Fibroids is Possible: Rashetta’s Story
GYN conditions like fibroids and endometriosis need to be caught and treated early to avoid further damage like severe symptoms leading to anemia, uterine distortion, infertility. GYN specialists focus 100% on the diagnosis & minimally invasive treatment of GYN conditions and are trained to recognize the signs. Be sure to choose a specialist who received extensive training and performs GYN procedures on a regular basis. As a patient, it is important to find a physician with specialty training, who will make all the difference in the successful outcome of your minimally invasive treatment.
Fellowship-trained laparoscopic surgeons of CIGC Natalya Danilyants MD and Paul MacKoul MD only perform minimally invasive GYN surgery and focus on innovative laparoscopic surgical techniques. Learn more about the GYN specialist advantage here.
MINIMALLY INVASIVE GYN SURGERY WITH FASTER RECOVERY
At CIGC patients benefit from GYN surgery with faster recovery due to the minimally invasive surgical approach. CIGC surgeons perform minimally invasive myomectomy using the LAAM technique, with one 5MM incision at the belly button and a 1.5 inch incision at the bikini line and less than 2 weeks recovery time. Minimally invasive hysterectomy, endometriosis excision, minimally invasive cyst removal a.o. can be achieved with the DualPortGYN technique, with two 5 mm incisions and 1 week recovery time.
Women travel from around the world for minimally invasive GYN surgery at CIGC through our travel program. To schedule an appointment, call 888-SURGERY or contact us online.
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