There are several noninvasive medical procedures and devices physicians can use today that help make diagnosis and treatment easier on the patient. In women’s health, for instance, from laparoscopic surgeries to the da Vinci® robot, medical techniques and technology have grown so sophisticated so quickly that surgery to correct abnormal bleeding during a period can be performed in a short amount of time in an outpatient setting, rather than in a hospital with an overnight stay. This procedure, and many other procedures involving the uterus or female reproductive system, is most often carried out with a hysteroscopy, and can be beneficial to women in many ways.
Hysterectomy to remove the uterus is a common surgery for women. It’s usually recommended to treat uterine fibroids, endometriosis, prolapse, abnormal uterine bleeding, chronic pelvic pain, or gynecologic cancer. Many places, like Kelsey-Seybold, offer robotic-assisted hysterectomies. While not suitable for every hysterectomy, robotic-assisted surgery is often a good alternative to traditional open surgery and has several advantages for the patient.
Most women worry a bit during pregnancy, but women who are lactose intolerant often feel they have even more reason to be concerned. They know they need calcium to help their babies grow, but what can they do since they can’t tolerate dairy products?
I ease their minds by telling them that – milk or no milk – they usually can have healthy, strong babies if they pay attention to their diets.
A new baby brings a unique range of emotions for each woman. But it seems all women are anxious to lose that excess baby weight after pregnancy.
And that’s a good idea. If you don’t lose those extra pounds, they may cause problems later, such as obesity, especially if you have other children.
So you’re ready to start a family. Congratulations! The days and months (and then years) ahead of you are going to be filled with exciting times! But it’s important to remember that getting to those exciting times will lean heavily on your healthy pregnancy. There are things you need to consider before you conceive in order to make sure that your body is a healthy environment in which your baby can develop and thrive.