Conditions & Treatments/Surgical Options

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Gynecologic Conditions

Many benign (non-cancerous) conditions can affect your health and reproductive system which includes: the uterus, vagina, ovaries and fallopian tubes.

Common gynecologic conditions that can affect your reproductive system are:

  • Fibroid tumors (non-cancerous growths in the uterine wall)
  • Endometriosis (non-cancerous growths of the uterine lining)
  • Pelvic prolapse (falling or slipping of the uterus or vagina)

Treatment & Surgical Options

Your doctor will recommend a treatment or surgical option based on your diagnosis, symptoms, age and overall health. When medication and treatments cannot ease your symptoms, your doctor may recommend a hysterectomy (surgical removal of your uterus). Your doctor may recommend another type of surgery that leaves your uterus in place, such as a myomectomy or endometriosis resection.

Learn more about gynecologic conditions & treatments:

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