Reasons to see gynecologists | Abnormal periods | ObGyn MI

Usually, if you believe you are pregnant, suffering from an STD/STI, or in need of your annual exam, you understand these are reasons to see your gynecologist.  But, did you know that your gynecologist is available to you for many other things?  The providers at Women’s Excellence have the necessary advanced training to help with a multitude of issues that women face.  Below are some of the most unexpected things that WE can help you with!

Urinary and Bladder Control Problems

Urinary frequency, urgency, and the involuntary loss of urine is not normal.  Although a weakened bladder is typically a normal part of the aging process, women have bladder control options other than disposable underwear, pads, and other lifestyle changes when dealing with their bladder control issues.  The most common bladder issues are stress incontinence and overactive bladder (OAB). 

Stress incontinence is when you leak while putting stress on the bladder, like when you cough, sneeze, or lift something heavy. 

Overactive bladder is the sudden urge to urinate.

If you are experiencing urine leakage, schedule an appointment with your provider today.  Women’s Excellence offers a variety of treatment options including medicinal therapy, pelvic physical therapy, Botox injections, Axonics therapy (sacral neuromodulation), and minimally invasive procedures to relieve your symptoms.

Painful Intercourse (Dysparunia)

Talking about your sex life is often times considered “taboo”.  Most people are uncomfortable or even embarrassed to share intimate details about their life…even to their doctor!  We want you to know that painful intercourse is COMMON and can be caused from a variety of things.  Our team is equipped to handle your condition and provide a solution to relieve you from your pain.  Some conditions that may be causing your pain include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Postmenopausal Vaginal Atrophy
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Vulvodynia

Our treatment options include alternative therapies, medications, and minimally invasive procedures.

Weight Management / Nutritional Guidance

In some cases, weight concerns can be attributed to an hormonal imbalance.  If you’re hormones are in check and still struggling to lose weight, WE can help!  Our team will develop a weight management plan with a customized diet plan and activity recommendations to help you lose weight and stay healthy.  We work as a team with our patients to hold you accountable to your goals!

Chronic Pelvic Pain / Abnormal Periods

Most women experience some amount of pelvic pain or cramping during their period.  However, chronic pain lasting long before or after your cycle is not normal.  It is also important to identify if your cycle occurs in a normal pattern.  Typically your period should come every 28-30 days and last between 3-6 days.  If your period is not cyclic and you are experience symptoms such as heavy bleeding, severe pain, lower back pain, nausea, headaches, and painful intercourse, you should schedule an appointment with your provider.  The most common causes of pelvic pain and abnormal periods are:

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Cysts
  • Adhesions (scar tissue)
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Cosmetic Vaginal Concerns

Do you suffer from vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, or lichen sclerosus (white, itchy patches on your genitals)?  We have the tools to help you!  Laser vaginal rejuvenation is a new technology that helps women regain their confidence and restore their youth.

Infertility

Are you having trouble becoming pregnant?  There may be an underlying condition getting in the way! 

Infertilty is defined as the inability to conceive despite trying for 12 or more months.  If you are concerned, contact Women’s Excellence to discuss your symptoms.  Through necessary testing and evaluation, our team will be able to determine what is causing your infertility and provide expert recommendations on your treatment plan.

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