In addition to routine gynecology exams, such as Pap smears, annual exams and breast exams, Drs. Bernstein is an expert at advanced gynecological conditions as well. If you are suffering from pelvic pain, cysts, or abnormal/heavy bleeding, ask at your next appointment if you may have one of the following conditions and how it may be treated.
Endometriosis is a condition in which endometrial tissue, normally grown inside the uterus, implants in areas outside the uterus. Endometriosis can be very painful, cause scar tissue, cysts, and is linked to infertility. Early detection and treatment is important to protect your future health.
Abnormal or Heavy Bleeding
Abnormal or heavy periods are not uncommon, but the good news is that there are frequently solutions to these problems. Hormonal problems, infections, difficulties with blood clotting, uterine fibroids, or even pregnancy and significant fluctuations in weight can lead to abnormal or heavy periods. Blood tests, ultrasounds and X-ray images may all be used to determine the cause and your options moving forward. Endometrial Ablation is a procedure we offer in-office to help alleviate heavy bleeding, along with less permanent solutions.
Uterine fibroids are fairly common amongst adult women. Some may have no symptoms at all, while others may experience abnormal or heavy bleeding and pelvic pain. Treatment options range from medication to surgical options.
There are several types of ovarian cysts, with the most common being the functional cyst, which forms during ovulation. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), is a hormonal condition in which multiple cysts appear on the ovaries. PCOS can cause difficulty in ovulating and getting pregnant. If it isn’t treated, over time it may lead to serious health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease. If you are experiencing unusual weight gain, extra hair on your face and body, irregular periods, depression, acne, or fertility problems, ask about testing and treatment options.