Conditions & Treatments/Surgical Options
Many benign (non-cancerous) conditions can affect a woman’s health and reproductive system. Your uterus, vagina, ovaries and fallopian tubes make up your reproductive system.
Common gynecologic conditions that can affect your reproductive system include: fibroid tumors (non-cancerous growths in the uterine wall), endometriosis (non-cancerous growths of the uterine lining) and pelvic prolapse (falling or slipping of the uterus).
Treatment & Surgical Options
Your doctor will recommend a treatment or surgical option depending on your diagnosis, symptoms, age and overall health. When medication and other treatments cannot ease your symptoms, your doctor may recommend a hysterectomy – the surgical removal of your uterus.
Learn more about gynecologic conditions & treatments:
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