The way our culture looks at aging has changed in the last several decades. We no longer think of all seniors as sitting in a rocking chair. Now we see our older relatives traveling and enjoying all that life has to offer. Likewise, bladder leakage, although common, is not a normal part of aging. Let’s learn some facts.
Medical technology continues to improve and innovate the way surgeons can perform surgery. Robotic surgery was approved by the FDA in 2005 and is a relatively new less-invasive technique, but different from both laparoscopic and open surgery. Before undergoing any kind of surgery for gynecologic cancer, discuss with Dr. Ali Ghomi these 5 things to know about robotic surgery for gynecologic cancer.
Having pain during monthly menstrual cycles is nothing new or unusual for women. However, having significant pain which makes daily activities impossible is something entirely different. If you are having more pain than usual, it might be time to find out what is going on. Could my painful periods be endometriosis?
Childbirth is one of the main causes for pelvic floor disorders, and it can become more severe with each birth, especially if the labor was long or difficult. There are many things all women should know about pelvic floor disorders so let’s review them one at a time.
Gone are the days of the old-fashioned hysterectomy with a large incision and many weeks of recovery. We have come a long way. Today there is a simpler and much less invasive technique to having a hysterectomy. Dr. Ghomi has a partner, and it’s a robot. Keep reading to learn about the many benefits of robotic-assisted hysterectomy.
Am I a candidate for myomectomy for fibroids? The answer depends on several factors. If you have symptomatic fibroids, meaning painful periods and heavy bleeding, you could be a candidate for myomectomy. If you want to have children in the future, myomectomy may be the procedure to relieve your fibroid symptoms and still keep your uterus. Keep reading to find out about the types of myomectomy and which might be best for you.
If you have occasional bladder leakage but are too embarrassed to reveal this to your physician, you are not alone. Although this is a very common issue, it is believed that half of women do not report this to their doctor. Focus on the fact that bladder leakage is a treatable condition. Unless you want to battle this on your own for the rest of your life, read about the reasons why women should seek treatment for bladder leakage, and what those treatments are.
Both of these gynecologic conditions are related to the uterus. There is some overlap in symptoms, however, they are two different conditions and require different treatments. What’s the difference between fibroids and endometriosis?
Pelvic organ prolapse is a scary sounding name. It occurs when the pelvic organs and tissues that support the pelvic organs—uterus, bladder, vagina, small bowel, or rectum—become weak or loose. Let’s review the 7 signs you may have pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
Is it normal to have extremely painful period cramps? What exactly is normal? Over half of women have some type of painful cramps prior to and during their period. Some women just deal with it, others need medication to work through their time of the month, and then there are some women who experience severe cramping. When does normal shift into abnormal?