Do you frequently need to urinate or do you strain to have a bowel movement? Maybe you feel constipated or leak urine or feces, and sometimes have lower back pain with no known cause. All of these issues may be due to pelvic floor muscle issues. Pelvic floor physical therapy might relieve some of these symptoms.
Gone are the days of the old-fashioned hysterectomy with a large incision and many weeks of recovery. We have come a long way. Today there is a simpler and much less invasive technique to having a hysterectomy. Dr. Thad Denehy has a partner, and it’s a robot. Keep reading to learn about the many benefits of robotic-assisted hysterectomy.
Each year almost 600K hysterectomies are performed. It is a surgery to remove the uterus. Afterward patients won’t be able to become pregnant, and they will no longer have their period. Depending on the reason for the surgery, your surgeon may also remove the fallopian tubes and the ovaries. That’s a lot of surgeries, so for what reasons is a hysterectomy performed?
Am I a candidate for myomectomy for fibroids? The answer depends on several factors. If you have symptomatic fibroids, meaning painful periods and heavy bleeding, you could be a candidate for myomectomy. If you want to have children in the future, myomectomy may be the procedure to relieve your fibroid symptoms and still keep your uterus. Keep reading to find out about the types of myomectomy and which might be best for you.
Both of these gynecologic conditions are related to the uterus. There is some overlap in symptoms, however, they are two different conditions and require different treatments. What’s the difference between fibroids and endometriosis?
Pelvic organ prolapse is a scary sounding name. It occurs when the pelvic organs and tissues that support the pelvic organs—uterus, bladder, vagina, small bowel, or rectum—become weak or loose. Let’s review the 7 signs you may have pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
Is my pelvic pain due to a gynecologic condition? If you are asking this question, it is time to find answers. When you have the pain and other gynecologic symptoms, it’s always best to talk with a gynecologist like Dr. Thad Denehy to get answers and discover the cause.
Understanding your endometriosis diagnosis has become easier in the last several decades. For many years it was difficult even for doctors to diagnose this disorder because the symptoms are so similar to other issues and diseases. Let’s learn what endometriosis is, its symptoms, and possible treatments.
When do fibroids need to be treated? The answer is fairly straightforward. If the fibroids are asymptomatic, or cause you no issues, treatment is probably not needed. Whereas, if your fibroids cause you pain and other problems, treatments are available for you to choose from depending on the severity of the symptoms.
Ovarian cancer occurs when cells that are not normal grow in one or both of your ovaries. It most often affects women who are past menopause. Ovarian cancer may cause early symptoms such as bloating, pain in your belly or pelvis, trouble eating, or urinary problems. These symptoms may be common for some women. But the difference with early symptoms of ovarian cancer is that they follow a pattern—sudden, unfamiliar, and frequent. If you have one or more of these symptoms almost daily for more than 2 or 3 weeks, talk to your doctor. To help you understand ovarian cancer, we’ve got a resource full of information on prevention and risk, symptoms, and treatment options.
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The highly trained surgical specialists at Gyn Cancer & Pelvic Surgery have extensive experience diagnosing and treating ovarian cancer. They will take the time to fully explain your treatment options. Call (973) 243-9300 to request an appointment at our surgical office in West Orange, NJ today!