Heavy menstrual bleeding caused by complex GYN conditions like uterine fibroids or adenomyosis can lead to anemia. Prolonged, heavy bleeding causes the body’s supplies of iron to be exhausted.
The most common sign of anemia is fatigue that shows limited improvement with rest. Unfortunately, today’s demanding lifestyles mean women experience this without knowing it is connected to a medical issue.
Fatigue is often accompanied by other symptoms of iron deficiency, such as:
- Pale skin
- Accelerated or irregular heartbeat
- Shortness of breath, potentially with chest pain
- Dizziness, difficulty concentrating or remembering
- Cold hands and feet
If you experience these symptoms, you should see a physician for an evaluation.
As anemia progresses, complications become systemic and severe. Heart failure, angina, long-term arrhythmia and heart attack all become more likely as anemia goes untreated. Even so-called “mild” anemia is a serious matter. More about the dangers in this CIGC blog.
Treat GYN Conditions With Advanced GYN Surgery
Heavy menstrual bleeding caused by GYN conditions such as fibroids and adenomyosis can be relieved with minimally invasive GYN surgery. Fibroids can be removed via myomectomy to preserve fertility, or hysterectomy as definitive treatment. The only definitive treatment for adenomyosis is hysterectomy.
CIGC founders Dr. Natalya Danilyants and Dr. Paul J. MacKoul use advanced surgical techniques to perform laparoscopic procedures. LAAM is used to achieve fibroid removal with preservation of the uterus for fertility. DualPortGYN is used to perform minimally invasive hysterectomy. Women recover in less than 2 weeks after these procedure.
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