From puberty to menopause, your female health constantly evolves in response to emotional and physical changes, stress and, of course, hormonal shifts within your body. All these factors have a very real effect on your gynecological health.
Maybe you’re experiencing your symptoms for the first time or they’ve been an ongoing concern for years. No matter your condition, rest assured that there is a diagnosis and unique treatment plan for you. You may be experiencing a temporary occurrence, but there is certainly an underlying cause for your condition.
As nurturers, women put loved ones and responsibilities before themselves. At MIRI Women’s Health, we’re here to help you and care for your health the way you deserve.
Abnormal vaginal bleeding has many possible causes. By itself, bleeding does not always mean there’s a serious condition and can actually indicate a hormonal imbalance caused by birth control pills or PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), or something a little more serious like uterine fibroids.
There are innovative and minimally invasive solutions to tighten vaginal walls, enhance sexual gratification, and improve control over urinary functions. We know it might be an intimate subject, but our team will make you feel comfortable enough to ask any questions you might have.
A chronic, often painful condition in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus instead grows on other parts of the body. This “misplaced tissue” or endometrial lesions most often appear on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the tissues surrounding the uterus, though they can be found in other places such as the bowels and bladder.
Fibroids vary in size, shape and location and are the most common type of pelvic growth affecting women. Fibroids can cause debilitating symptoms and often require consultation with an expert.
Fibroids often cause no symptoms. Other women suffer severe symptoms that significantly impact their quality of life. In women who experience symptoms, the most common include prolonged periods, heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pressure or pain, frequent urination, difficulty emptying the bladder, constipation, backaches, leg pain and infertility. In rare cases, fibroids may cause acute pain, nausea, fever and swelling of the abdomen.
If you are having heavy menstrual bleeding, it is important to see your doctor to determine the cause. Blood loss from heavy periods can also lead to anemia, causing symptoms such as fatigue and shortness of breath.
Pelvic pain is pain in the lowest part of your abdomen and pelvis. Pain may refer to symptoms arising from the reproductive or urinary systems and may indicate a condition such as fibroids or an infection. Very often there are very simple procedures or antibiotic regimes that can help clear up your discomfort. Listen to your body—it’s important to see a doctor about any pain you may be experiencing.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
If you’re suddenly overwhelmed by pelvic pressure or the feeling that something is falling out of your vagina, you may be suffering from pelvic organ prolapse. The latest in surgical technology combined with compassionate care can prevent the worsening of this condition.
Pelvic Mesh Complications
Many women who suffer from pelvic organ prolapse or urinary incontinence once opted for treatment with the mesh sling, also called transvaginal mesh. Unfortunately, the FDA has stated that the mesh sling is a high risk device because it can erode and causes pain, infection, bleeding, organ perforation and urinary problems. Treating the complications of a mesh sling will begin with removal of the device and be completed with a plan customized for your symptoms.
Urinary incontinence is the inability to control the muscles in the bladder, meaning you are not able to stop urine from leaking. Some women may experience some leaking during physical activity, such as when they lift a heavy object or when they cough or sneeze.
Overactive bladder is a type of incontinence that can greatly impact quality of life, interfering with social activities, relationships, sex and sleep. Treating overactive bladder is about so much more than just your ability to urinate and there are proven, effective treatments that treat your symptoms and greatly improve your quality of life.
A normal part of ovulation and very rarely cancerous, ovarian cysts develop in 5-10% of women. Most do not cause pain, but ruptured cysts may be extremely painful. Surgery can help.