Middle Life Gynecology
Adult women who have arrived at mid-life may begin to experience specific gynecological healthcare concerns that are directly related to this stage of life. Our gynecologists and entire staff are sympathetic to women at this stage of life and are readily available to help them with their healthcare needs.
In situations where excessive menstrual flow from the uterus becomes becomes a serious problem, a procedure called endometrial ablation can be performed to reduce or end the blood flow. There are methods of endometrial ablation that can be performed at Rosemark while others may require hospitalization.
Endometriosis is a painful, unpredictable, and discouraging disease. The lining of the inside of the uterus, called the endometrium, builds up to prepare for pregnancy but if the woman does not get pregnant, the lining is shed during menstruation. Endometriosis occurs when the cells of the endometrial lining grow outside of the uterus.
Let us assist you with the transition into menopause. Rosemark strives to provide the most up-to-date therapies to make the changes associated with this period in your life more comfortable. We help with everything from hot flashes and mood changes to changes in vaginal health and bladder control.
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that is conducted to remove a woman’s uterus. There are several reasons a hysterectomy may be performed including chronic pelvic pain, excessive vaginal bleeding, endometriosis and painful uterine fibroids. The Rosemark surgeons are trained in the most advanced and non-invasive hysterectomy procedures that minimize recovery time.
When a woman does not want to become pregnant, permanent sterilization is a method of birth control. There are a few methods of permanent sterilization which the Rosemark surgeons perform including those that are non-invasive and can be completed at our office without hospitalization.
Ovarian cysts are small “pouch” that forms on the ovary that fills with fluid. They vary in size and shape and while some do not project pain, others may cause pain in the abdomen, especially during activity. Many cysts go away on their own and are harmless but others may be more serious and require treatment.
While many women are embarrassed or self-conscious about their sexual health, sexual dysfunction among middle-aged women is a common problem and one that can be addressed with the Rosemark gynecologists. When considering one’s sexual health, it is important to recognize that most of the dysfunctions are common and treatable.
As many as 75% of women will have uterine fibroids in their lifetime. Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths on the uterus. The fibroids may increase and decrease in size in varying rates. Uterine fibroids can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, prolonged menstrual periods, pelvic pain and frequent urination. There are several treatment options to treat this condition.
Vaginal infections, also known as vaginitis, are inflammations of the vagina. This uncomfortable disease causes irritation, cloudy vaginal discharge, and unusual odor. There are many causes of vaginal infection which is why it is important to see one of our providers for appropriate treatment.