Determining the Cause of Female Reproductive Issues
Many women suffer from a wide variety of reproductive issues that can be difficult to diagnose. When pelvic exams, blood tests, x-rays and other imaging techniques cannot find the cause of a reproductive problem, minimally invasive surgery can be used. Both laparoscopy and hysteroscopy can help give a closer view of the reproductive organs for improved diagnosis and treatment.
Issues such as uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, infertility and other reproductive symptoms are not always simple to diagnose. Masses, polyps and fibroids can be difficult to see on x-rays and ultrasound imaging. Using advanced imaging techniques through minimally invasive surgery can offer improved visibility to the female reproductive organs.
Often issues can be on the outside of the female reproduction organs, making them impossible to see through pelvic exams. Laparoscopy uses a tiny digital camera that is inserted through a small incision in the abdomen. This allows the physician to examine the outer uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes, as well as the other nearby organs for possible causes.
For an internal view, hysteroscopy can be used for both imaging and treatment of some internal reproductive issues. This small camera is inserted through the vagina and can view the inside of the cervix and uterus. Using this precise imaging can assist in removing polyps, fibroids and other masses that may be causing pain, bleeding and other issues.
These minimally invasive procedures can help determine the cause of female reproductive issues that are not apparent through other types of imaging or exams. If you are suffering from a reproductive problem, call your local OB/GYN clinic that offers laparoscopy and hysteroscopy to determine the cause of your symptoms and get the treatment you need.
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Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A.
699 Church Street #220
Marietta, GA 30060