Whether you are suffering from endometriosis, fibroids, adenomyosis, abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain or are beginning menopause, hearing from other women who have shared your experience can give you the confidence to seek the right specialist. If you have suffered for years with unsuccessful treatments, you can easily get disillusioned into thinking you have to live with the pain. Encouragement from others who have lived through it and come out the other side can instill hope.
Dr. Paul MacKoul - Advanced Laparoscopic GYN Surgeon says it's always better to seek a specialist from the beginning, but without knowledge of available procedures, women often turn to their OB/GYN for advice. Even with a focus on women's health, these highly skilled physicians aren't performing GYN surgeries to the extent that a GYN surgical specialist does. Many of CIGC patients who have suffered from endometriosis, have found that previous treatments with other providers actually made their endometriosis worse. Depending on the procedure used, and the extent of a woman's condition, getting the right treatment early by a GYN specialist can reduce the risk of recurrence.
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