It is found in women where some of the tissues that line the inside of the womb are found elsewhere in the human body, although most times with the pelvis. Poor nutritional status as a cause of gynaecological problems. Common gynacological problem is abnormal uterine bleeding.
This is traditionally done by a procedure called dilatation and curettage (D and C), which normally requires you to be under general anesthesia. However, this is a blind procedure, performed without any visual aid and can sometimes miss the problem areas. Another common gynacological problem is endometrial ablation. Endometrial ablation is a form of minimally invasive procedure in the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding.
During endometrial ablation, the endometrium (menstruating lining of the womb) is destroyed or removed.
Endometrial ablation is usually done under general anesthesia. Hence you will be asleep during the operation and will not feel any pain. During the surgery, the endometrium (menstruating lining of the womb) is either surgically removed or destroyed with heat or microwave. In some cases, heavy periods may continue initially but your menstruation will begin to become lighter in the following months. A percentage of patients will not experience any more menstruation.
Endometriosis is a gynacological problem.
It affects women usually between the ages of 30-45 years old.
Many problem produce endometriosis such as:
» Heavy and sometimes irregular periods.
» Pain in the pelvis or lower abdomen in between periods.
» Pain during painful periods.
Fibroids are also gynacological problems.
Uterine fibroids are muscle swellings that are found in the womb. Fibroids are very common in women. Some people think that they occur in about 20% of women. They commonly found in women between the ages of 35-45 years old. They can occur in many shapes and sizes, single or multiple, located in various parts of the womb.
They are more common in certain races like the West Indians and Africans. In Singapore, all races can be affected by fibroids. Most women with fibroids have no problems. In other cases, fibroids can cause heavy menstrual bleeding or menstrual cramps or both. Sometimes, they can put pressure on the surrounding organs like the bladder or the kidneys, giving rise to difficulty in emptying your bladder.