Women's Health Overview
If you're like most women, you spend so much of your time taking care of others, you forget about your own health.
That's why it's important to recognize the warning signs of common health conditions for women. It may be pressure in your abdomen, or perhaps some urine leakage, constipation or heavy menstrual bleeding.
Whatever symptoms you're having, early detection of a problem is always best. If you're feeling any symptoms, it's important to talk with your doctor to understand if you have a medical condition and what treatment options are available for you.
Common women’s health conditions are:
- Heavy Periods (Abnormal uterine bleeding)
- Gynecologic Cancer – uterine (endometrial) cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, vaginal cancer or vulvar cancer
- Pelvic Adhesions
- Urinary Incontinence
Treatments for these various women's health conditions vary from observation to medication, radiation and/or surgery.
If your doctor recommends surgery, it's important to know that you may have options about the way the procedure is done.
In many cases, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is available. Compared to traditional open surgery, advantages of MIS include less pain and scarring and possibly a faster recovery – so you can get back to life again, quicker and easier.
Click here to learn more about minimally invasive surgery.