Mercyhealth’s gynecologists take care of the female reproductive system’s health. This system includes the uterus, cervix, vagina, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and breasts. Mercyhealth gynecologists are committed to women’s health and well being their entire lives, from their first checkup to long into their mature adulthood. A gynecologist can help provide advice about breast health, menstrual changes, and gynecological diseases, as well as prepare women for adulthood, motherhood, and menopause.
What can a gynecologist treat?
- Cancer of the cervix, ovaries, endometrium, uterus, vulva, vagina, and breasts
- Endometriosis, an often painful disorder where tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus—the endometrium—grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves the ovaries, bowel or the tissue lining the pelvis. Rarely, endometrial tissue may spread beyond the pelvic region.
- Incontinence, or loss of bladder control
- Infections of the reproductive tract and/or the urinary tract
- Infertility, which can have many causes, including polycystic ovarian syndrome, and many different types of treatments
- Menstruation concerns—dysmenorrhea (painful cramping during periods), amenorrhea (having no period), severe premenstrual problems
- Prolapse of pelvic organs that slip downward and cause pain and incontinence due to weak or stretched muscles
- Unusual bleeding during or between periods
See also Obstetrics and Gynecology to locate a Mercyhealth gynecologist.