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Every woman knows someone has undergone a hysterectomy but Iíll gamble that most of them were unclear on exactly what was done. In fact, most people tend to be quite unclear on what is done during many surgical procedures. This article will describe a hysterectomy procedure.
Indications for Hysterectomy
Until recently hysterectomy was the procedure of choice to manage abnormal uterine bleeding and even performed routinely in women who had completed their childbearing. Now there are many alternatives to address these problems and needs. This article will review the indications for a hysterectomy.
Infertility is defined as the failure to conceive after 12 months of regular intercourse in the absence of contraception in a woman less than 35 years of age. Many test are available to determine the cause. Read this article to learn more.
Infertility affects approximately 15% of couples. The causes are many and older age is one major factor. With increasing life expectancy and more women pursuing careers, couples have delayed starting a family. Read this article to learn about the available methods to help couples conceive.
An ischemic stroke occurs when the blood supply to a region of the brain is blocked resulting in tissue death. It is the cause of 80% of all strokes. The causes of the ischemia are variable but atherosclerosis (plaque build up in the arteries) is a major contributor. This article will explain more.
Laparoscopy in Gynecology
Laparoscopy is the term that refers to minimally invasive surgery of the abdomen and pelvis and this article will review the details of this procedure when used in gynecology
Management of Birth Canal Cancers
A malignancy of the birth canal (BC) can be difficult to detect. The symptoms can be non-specific but any abnormal bleeding, unusual discharge or genital mass warrants further evaluation and prompt treatment. Read this article to learn more about the management of this cancer.
Management of VIN and VAIN
Precancerous lesions of the genital tract are the precursors to cancer. A large percentage of these lesions will resolve spontaneously but it is impossible to know which ones will progress. Read this article to learn how these lesions are treated.
Medical Treatment of Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a common problem in menstruating women. It causes chronic pelvic pain and infertility. The pain can affect the quality of life, interfere with intimate relationships and can be quite debilitating. Read this article to learn about medical treatment.
Medical Treatment of Fibroids
Fibroids or leiomyomata are benign smooth muscle tumors of the uterus. The most common presentation of fibroids is irregular or heavy uterine bleeding or prolonged heavy periods. Not all fibroids need to be treated but medical options are available if needed. Read this article to learn more.
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