Treasure Trove! One might not think of the gynecologists office as bountiful but with advances in medicine you might be surprised at what can be done to help diagnose “female” problems that impact health or well-being.
Ultrasound technology has improved to the point 3D imaging shows the exact location of a migrating IUD or bleeding endometrial polyp. Mixed incontinence (urgency, stress or unconscious leakage) can be sorted out with urodynamics- a machine that measures pressures and volumes in the bladder and urethra during filling and emptying. Looking inside the uterus can be done with a small camera on a long thin probe. This allows for the placement of a tubal occlusion device (blocking the fallopian tube) for permanent contraception- done without anesthesia while the patient watches. Women with heavy menses the lining of the uterus can be destroyed- decreasing the monthly flow to almost nothing- with an endometrial ablation. And for those suffering from hirsutism (unwanted hair growth) the medical grade laser can eliminate the bulk of the problem with only a few treatments.
We encourage you to bring any concerns you have to us for a personal and thorough evaluation. Check out our website or call us today to schedule an appointment- 503-435-2020- macwhc.com!
Paid Advertising Column By Kay E. Case, M.D.
Physician and Surgeon, Women's Health Care
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