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Female health concearns. Gynecologist. Dr. who specializes in the female reproductive system Dilation and curettage (removal of the uterine contents for various reasons, including partial miscarriage and dysfunctional uterine bleeding refractive to medical therapy)

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gynecologist
Gynecologist
  • Dr. who specializes in the female reproductive system
  • Dilation and curettage (removal of the uterine contents for various reasons, including partial miscarriage and dysfunctional uterine bleeding refractive to medical therapy)
  • Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus)
  • Oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries)
  • Tubal ligation
  • Cervical removal of the surface of the cervix containing pre-cancerous cells which have been previously identified on Pap smear.
pre menstrual syndrome
Pre Menstrual syndrome
  • PMS
  • Set of symptoms that some females experience just before menstruation.
    • Tired
    • Nervous
    • Worried
    • Depressed
  • Cause is unknown, but is believed that these may be involved:
    • Stress
    • Poor Diet
    • Imbalance of hormones
  • TX:
    • Hormone Therapy
vaginitis
vaginitis
  • Inflammation or infection of the vagina
  • Signs include:
    • Pain
    • Itching
    • Burning during urination
    • Unusual discharge
  • Ex: Yeast Infection
        • Bacterial infection
  • TX: Antiobiotics
sterility
Sterility
  • Unable to bear children
  • Many causes including:
    • Infections
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    • Hormone Imbalance
  • The male is directly responsible in about 30 – 40 %, the female in about 40 – 50 % and both are responsible in about 10 % cases.
breast cancer
Breast Cancer
  • DX:
    • Self Exam – detecting small lumps or shape changes
    • Mammogram – Low dose X-Ray of the breast.
      • Able to detect cancerous tumors too small to be found by a DR. or self exam.
cervical cancer
Cervical Cancer
  • DX: Pap Smear
    • Dr painlessly scrapes a few cells off the cervical wall for testing in the lab.
    • checks for changes in the cells of your cervix
  • TX:
      • Chemotherapy
      • Radiation
      • Surgery
endometriosis
Endometriosis
  • Condition in which the endometrium grows somewhere other than the uterus.
  • TX:
    • Hormone Therapy
    • Surgery
toxic shock syndrome
Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a serious but uncommon bacterial infection.
  • Caused by a particular form of bacteria
    • This bacteria in naturally occurring
    • Increase your risk of getting TSS through use of tampons.
  • Symptoms:
    • Sudden high fever <104
    • Vomiting
    • Rash
    • Diarrhea
    • Dizziness
    • Death