While men and women share many similarities, their reproductive systems represent a great divide. And these systems cast a wide net over each gender’s health.
At Advanced Endometriosis Center in New York City and Hackensack, New Jersey, Ulas Bozdogan, MD, and our team have dedicated our practice to helping women overcome the many issues that can develop in their reproductive systems. While we specialize in endometriosis (more on that in a minute), we also help women with many other problems that fall under gynecological care.
Safeguarding your reproductive health
Just as your primary care provider oversees your overall health, your gynecologist oversees those issues that are unique to your sex. As specialists in women’s health care, we understand the many issues that can develop and how to best treat them.
A woman goes through many stages in her life. As an adolescent, she passes through puberty, which precipitates many physical and mental changes. Throughout her reproductive years, a woman faces the ongoing challenges of menstruation and childbearing. When this stage ends, a woman once again undergoes significant changes as she passes through menopause.
As gynecologists, we’re with you every step of the way, ensuring that everything is functioning normally and stepping in when there’s a problem.
The most common gynecological issues
To give you an idea of the breadth and scope of women’s health issues that fall under gynecology, here are some of the more serious conditions we routinely address:
Endometriosis affects 10-20% of women during their childbearing years, and it occurs when endometrial tissue grows outside of the uterus. This condition can lead to heavy menstrual bleeding and considerable pain, both of which can have major impacts on your life.
Most women develop uterine fibroids, which are noncancerous growths. For some women, these fibroids grow large or numerous enough to cause pain, abnormal bleeding, and infertility.
Women are subject to certain cancers that affect the reproductive organs, including the uterus, cervix, vagina, vulva, and ovaries. Through comprehensive gynecological care, we can screen or watch out for these cancers to give you the best chance to beat the disease.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
This is a condition in which your ovaries develop cysts and produce more male hormones, or androgens, which can lead to a wide range of symptoms, from infertility and pelvic pain to acne and excess body hair.
Aside from these problems, women can also struggle with pelvic inflammatory disease, sexually transmitted infections, dyspareunia (painful sex), and more.
The bottom line is that no matter your issue, we have the expertise and experience to help resolve your gynecological issues.
To get started on your gynecological care, book an appointment online or over the phone with Advanced Endometriosis Center today.