This is a surgical procedure done to treat urinary incontinence. It is a minimally invasive surgery that can be done in an outpatient hospital setting. This option should be discussed further with your physician.
What could be causing my pelvic pain?
Pelvic Pain happens to most women at some point in their life. The potential causes of pelvic pain are numerous: exaggerated bladder, pelvic girdle pain, or several different gynecologic and abdominal conditions.
What are polyps?
Polyps are abnormal growths of tissue on a mucous membrane. The most common polyps experienced by women are the cervical variety. These cervical polyps occur in women over the age of 20 and are finger-shaped, red growths found on the cervix. Though we do not yet know the cause of cervical polyps, some studies suggests that it may be from infection or a long-term inflammation, an abnormal response to an increase in estrogen, or a mass of blood vessels in the cervical canal. Polyps can be removed during a pelvic exam, but unless they cause bleeding, discomfort, or have an unusual appearance, they need not be removed.
What is dysplasia?
Dysplasia, or cervical dysplasia, is an abnormal, precancerous cell growth found on the surface lining of the cervix, between the uterus and vagina. Cervical dysplasia is common in women under the age of 30, but can develop at any age. It is most associated with sexually transmitted papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Generally, cervical dysplasia has no symptoms and can be discovered during a routine Pap test. With careful follow-up treatment, women with cervical dysplasia can expect successful results, but if it is left untreated or undiagnosed, cervical dysplasia can develop into cervical cancer, though it can take years to fully develop as cancer. If you have a mild form of cervical dysplasia, it may go away without treatment, but your physician may suggest frequent Pap tests to know if you need actual treatment should the dysplasia persist.
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