Preventive care includes the following, a yearly well woman annual exam which, includes pap, pelvic exam, and breast exam.
Bleeding that is heavier than usual, or lasts longer than a week may also be abnormal. It can have a number of abnormal causes such as hormonal imbalance, coagulation disorders( problems with blood clotting) uterine polyps, uterine fibroids (benign tumors of the uterine muscle), uterine adenomyosis (sponginess), hyperplasia (pre-cancerous growth), cancer.
Medical treatment with birth control pills, hormones, and other homeopathic and conventional medications is the first line of therapy for the treatment of irregular bleeding and heavy periods in our practice.
If medical options do not work or are not the appropriate treatment option for the disorder, the following surgical options can be recommended. The goal in our practice is to allow every patient to explore all options prior to definitive surgery. We feel it is your right to know that there are other methods of treatment besides hysterectomy, and we are willing to try all options. It is important to understand that your physicians will educate you about the best route of surgery for your particular case. Our goal is to have our patients have the safest, most comfortable surgery and to be able to return to normal activity as soon as possible.
- Dilation and Curettage
- Uterine Lining Ablation – Endometrial Ablation
- Radiologic Fibroid Embolization