Robotic Assisted Surgery for Gynecological Conditions

PAIN

Describing your level of pain on a 0-10 point scale can help your doctor pinpoint the condition. Each of the following descriptions of pain may indicate a different gynecologic condition:

  • Pelvic discomfort
  • Pelvic pressure
  • Abdominal tenderness
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Back ache
  • Back pain
  • Painful urination and/or bowel movements
  • Pain during intercourse

BLEEDING

Monthly menstrual bleeding (your period) is different for each woman. Bleeding patterns can be different before and after childbirth, with age, and with any medications you regularly take. Abnormal bleeding must be compared to what is normal for you. The following are examples of bleeding patterns that may be patterns of specific gynecologic conditions:

  • Excessively heavy or abnormal bleeding
  • Bleeding longer than 7 days
  • Periods more frequent than 21 days
  • Periods more than 35 days apart
  • Spotting/bleeding between periods
  • Spotting/bleeding after menopause
  • Passing blood clots
  • Painful bleeding
  • Bleeding after intercourse
  • Vaginal bleeding (vs. uterine bleeding)
  • Vaginal discharge tinged with blood

OTHER SYMPTOMS

Monthly menstrual bleeding (your period) is different for each woman. It is important to describe what is normal for you, how often you have your period, how long it usually lasts, and how heavy it usually is. Remember that bleeding patterns can be different before and after childbirth, with age, and with any medications you regularly take. Abnormal bleeding must be compared to what is normal for you. The following are examples of bleeding patterns that may be patterns of specific gynecologic conditions:

  • Excessively heavy or abnormal bleeding
  • Bleeding longer than 7 days
  • Periods more frequent than 21 days
  • Periods more than 35 days apart
  • Spotting/bleeding between periods
  • Spotting/bleeding after menopause
  • Passing blood clots
  • Painful bleeding
  • Bleeding after intercourse
  • Vaginal bleeding (vs. uterine bleeding)
  • Vaginal discharge tinged with blood 4

Conditions

When the symptoms above exist alone or in combination with each other, it can be due to one of several conditions, but not limited to:

  • Endometriosis / adenomyosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Menorrhagia
  • Cancer