Treatment of Prolapse
There are several surgical procedures that can correct support issues with pelvic prolapse. These procedures vary based on the type of pelvic prolapse and should be discussed further with your physician.
What should I expect during the 3D mammography exam?
3D mammography complements standard 2-D mammography and is performed at the same time with the same system. There is no additional compression required and it only takes a few seconds longer for each view. Adding a few seconds to your exam could save your life!
What is the best birth control to take?
Every woman is unique with different needs. Therefore, there is no perfect type of contraceptive for every woman to take. Your physician will discuss the different types of birth control and help you decide what fits your needs and your lifestyle.
How do I know I need a bone density scan?
Many issues such as age, risk, and whether you’ve already been diagnosed with osteoporosis will determine when and how often you should get a bone density scan. The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends the following for bone scans and osteoporosis screening:
- All women over the age of 65 should get a bone density scan
- All postmenopausal women under the age of 65, who have the following risk factors for osteoporosis should have a bone density scan:
- If an immediate family member has a fragility fracture, such as a broken bone from a minor accident that may suggest osteoporosis
- If you have a history of adult bone fractures
- If you currently smoke
- If you’ve ever taken oral steroids for more than 3 months
- If you weigh under 127 pounds
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