Gynecologic Conditions

As a woman, your body and reproductive system go through a lot. Learn more about common gynecologic conditions and when it’s time to see your doctor.

Common Gynecologic Conditions

While common gynecologic conditions can affect many women, it’s important to know the signals your body is sending you. Some common conditions may include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts - polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • PMS
  • Pelvic floor issues
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Menstrual disorders

These conditions can come about abruptly or be growing within your body. Talk to your doctor if you notice any unusual changes to your body.

Signs and Symptoms of Gynecologic Problems and Conditions

It’s important to recognize signs and symptoms early to get ahead of potential problems. Remember that discharge and some vaginal bleeding between periods can be normal for some, so it’s important to know your body. Symptoms of gynecologic conditions may include:

  • Bleeding between periods
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Painful urination
  • Painful menstrual cramps
  • Pain in pelvis

Gynecologic symptoms can resemble other issues, so make sure to consult with your doctor before taking treatment options into your own hands.

Gynecologic Condition Treatments

If you need care for a specific condition, we will recommend the most effective treatment option for you. This may include medication or the latest procedures such as robotic or minimally invasive surgery.

Some of the comprehensive surgical options we provide are:

  • Hysterectomy, myomectomy and minimally invasive uterine fibroid embolization
  • Pelvic floor reconstruction
  • Pelvic laparoscopy to treat pelvic pain, endometriosis and infertility
  • Pelvic muscle rehabilitation for urinary incontinence
  • Permanent birth control such as tubal ligation
  • Surgery for gynecologic cancers
  • Vaginal vault suspension and sacrocolpopexy to treat pelvic organ prolapse

Talk to your doctor about your condition and treatment options to get more clarity on next steps.

When to See Your Doctor

Keep your doctor in the loop if something feels off. You know your body best, so be sure to discuss any glaring issues with your doctor.

Banner Health professionals are here to help get you back to feeling normal. Reach out with any questions around gynecologic problems and conditions and call today.