Common Gynecological concerns every woman should be aware of

Women nowadays lead a remarkably busy lifestyle. They get burdened with a lot of stress, whether at home while taking care of their family, or at work working for their careers. They could live a stressful life along with poor lifestyle choices and diet. Which could have a negative impact on their health. This includes their general well-being and their reproductive health. Schedule an appointment with the best GYN in East New York at Doral Health and Wellness – Women’s Health Center.  

 The female reproductive health system is very delicate. Even the minimal health problem, such as hormonal imbalance or painful period cramps, could have a significant impact on a woman’s day-to-day activities. It is especially important for women to take care of the health of their reproductive system and not ignore even the very minimal signs of abnormality.  

Here are some of the reproductive health problems that every woman should be aware of. 

  • Endometriosis 

Endometriosis is a condition that affects the uterus. This happens when the tissue lining of the uterus called endometrial tissue grows in other places outside the uterus like the ovaries, pelvic area, or the bowel. Endometriosis causes pain, especially during the menstrual period. Fertility problems could also arise along with this condition.  

  • Uterine Fibroids 

Fibroids, also known as myomas, uterine myomas, fibroid myomas, and fibromas, are abnormal noncancerous growth that develops in a woman’s uterus. These tumors can cause severe abdominal pain and heavy periods especially when they become quite big. Fibroids have a lower risk of developing cancer as they are typically benign. Although most women don’t have any symptoms and may never know they have fibroids, about 80% of these women have them by the age of 50.  

  • Cervical Dysplasia 

Cervical dysplasia, also known as cervical intraepithelial neoplasia or CIN, is a condition where abnormal cells can grow on the surface lining of the cervix. If left untreated, there is a higher chance of it developing into cervical cancer. 

  • Gynecological Cancer 

Gynecological cancer is a type of cancer that affects the reproductive organs of a woman. Some of the most common gynecological cancers include: 

    • Ovarian cancer 
    • Uterine cancer 
    • Cervical cancer 
    • Vaginal cancer 
    • Endometrial cancer 
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse 

Pelvic organ prolapse happens when one or more pelvic organs, the vagina, uterus, bladder, urethra, small intestine, and rectum, drop from their normal position. This is often caused by the weakening of the pelvic floor, sometimes due to labor and vaginal birth or due to old age. Other risk factors include connective tissue disorder, obesity, and frequent constipation. When a pelvic organ drops, it often bulges out of the vagina. In addition to this, women with this condition may have symptoms such as: 

    • pelvic discomfort and pain 
    • Leakage of urine or bowel 
    • A bulge of tissue or organs, past the vaginal opening 
    • Pain during/after sex
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) 

PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a hormonal condition common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS produce higher than normal amounts of male hormones. This hormonal imbalance causes infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods that make the woman harder to get pregnant. 

  • HIV/AIDS 

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), or immunodeficiency virus, is a type of virus that attacks the cells that help the body fight infection, making the person affected by this condition prone to other infections and diseases. HIV is also spread through bodily fluids through sexual intercourse or sharing of injection drug equipment. If HIV is left untreated, it can lead to AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Disease Syndrome) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.  

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections and Diseases (STIs/STDs) 

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are often confused but aren’t the same. An infection is when bacteria or a virus attacks the body before it becomes a disease. An infection may have zero symptoms, while a disease always comes with obvious signs and symptoms. 

  • Menopause 

Menopause is a stage in a woman’s life where they stop having their monthly period. It marks the end of their fertile, reproductive years. Menopause typically happens between the late 40s to early 50s. Although menopause is officially diagnosed after 12 months of consecutive months without a menstrual period. Menopause is a natural part of aging. 

  • Interstitial Cystitis 

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic disease also called painful bladder syndrome. When the bladder wall becomes inflamed, it makes it sensitive. In severe cases, IC can cause frequent visits to the bathroom. It also keeps you up at night. 

 

If you are looking for a gynecologist that you can trust, you can book your appointment at Doral Health and Wellness – Women’s Health Center. At Doral Health and Wellness – Women’s Health Center, we provide women with quality healthcare services. Our specialists aim to deliver the highest quality of healthcare. To book an appointment, you can visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, or call us on 1-347-384-5690 or 1-347-955-3465. You can also visit our website to book an appointment online at https://doralhw.org or contact us at info@doralhw.org if you have any queries.