Fibroids & Endometriosis
The symptoms of fibroids and endometriosis can be debilitating, which include painful and heavy periods.
At the Center for Pelvic Health and Urogynecology, we treat hundreds of women every year who are suffering from heavy and painful periods, using the most advanced techniques and procedures.
Customized Treatment Plans
By assessing your symptoms and determining the underlying cause of your pain and bleeding, we can help relieve these symptoms so you can get on with your life. Our board-certified physicians are skilled in treating:
- Heavy uterine bleeding
- Irregular uterine bleeding
- Painful periods
- Pain with intercourse
At the Center for Pelvic Health and Urogynecology, we offer advanced diagnostic testing, including ultrasound and hysteroscopy in the office setting. At our practice, your treatment is customized to your needs. We offer the full range of medical treatment and, when appropriate, surgery.
Understanding Gynecologic Issues
Heavy Periods/Abnormal Bleeding
If your periods last longer than seven days, or if your flow is so heavy that it makes it difficult for you to maintain your regular lifestyle during your period, you should see your doctor.
Most problems associated with abnormal bleeding are not serious and can be easily treated so you can return to your normal lifestyle.
About one in five women experience unusually heavy menstrual bleeding, also known as menorrhagia. Today there are more treatment options than ever before. Your doctor will discuss your symptoms, your diagnosis and the treatment options that are right for you.
If you suffer from pelvic pain, you should see a doctor. There are many causes of pelvic pain, so it can be hard to diagnose.
We carefully review your symptoms and medical history to offer you quality treatment and comprehensive relief.
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths that occur in 20-25 percent of women. Fibroids can occur inside the uterus, on its outer surface, within the uterine wall or attached to it by a stem-like structure.
Fibroids are most common in women ages 30 to 49, but they can occur at any age.
Although many uterine fibroids remain undetected because they are small or remain unseen, others cause problems because of their size, number or location. Like any growth, fibroids should be treated by a doctor.
Symptoms of fibroids include:
- Changes in menstruation – more bleeding, longer or more frequent periods, increased cramps
- Pain in the abdomen or lower back, often during sex
- Pressure with difficult or frequent urination
- Constipation or rectal pain
- Miscarriages and infertility
Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue that is normally found in the lining of the uterus, the “endometrium,” is found outside the uterus, usually in the abdominal cavity.
Because endometrium tissue outside the uterus responds to the menstrual cycle in the same way as the tissue inside the uterus, this tissue can break apart and bleed, causing the area around it to become swollen and inflamed.
Over time, these areas can then become scarred, creating “lesions” or “nodules” that can cause increased pain during menstruation and discomfort during sex. Endometriosis can make it difficult for you to become pregnant and, although there is no cure for endometriosis, there are a number of treatment options.
Abdominal surgery without scars
At the Center for Pelvic Health and Urogynecology, we strive to offer you the latest advances in surgical care.
With a single incision laparoscopy, we are able to perform an abdominal procedure through one incision in the navel. If you are a candidate for this type of procedure, you may have no visible scar.