Abnormal Uterine and Vaginal Bleeding Fort Myers, FL
An area of concern for any of us, this is a very common consult. This appointment will include a thorough history and related physical exam, and likely require some labs/Xrays or ultrasound studies , biopsies/D&C or cultures to solve the problem. We will almost always need additional appointments to find our answers and make a treatment plan together.
Depending upon the presence or absence of ANY pathology (FIBROIDS, POLYPS, CANCERCOUS LESIONS), treatments vary.
Options include simple Observation WITH Reevaluation, Medical (Prescriptions to control it like OCP’s or LUPRON) AND/OR surgical (major or minor procedures to reduce or stop it). Exciting minor surgical treatments are available even in an office setting, ask about ENDOMETRIAL ABLATION, done inside the uterus via HYSTEROSCOPY with no scars!
Her Option is a cryoablation technique, using freezing, which treats the lining of the uterus to reduce or stop periods in an essentially pain-free manner. This unique method is superior to all others with respect to tolerance of the procedure due to pain. An excellent option to treat abnormal menses WITHOUT medication. HYSTERECTOMY is the end option for some, and there are different surgical routes here, too, from Abdominal (Full abdominal incision/scar or Laparoscopic with minimal incisions) to Vaginal (no abdominal incisions). Our treatment options are strongly age-related and are many. The issue is to recognize what is NOT normal, evaluate it thoroughly, and help you to replace your focus off of this disruptive problem and back to your daily life.