Q&A with Gynecology Associates of GwinnettHere at Gynecology Associates of Gwinnett, we take great joy in sharing our knowledge and expertise with our patients. When it comes to reproductive health, we understand that women naturally have no shortage of questions or concerns; after all, there is plenty to know. Communication is crucial when it comes to establishing long-standing, personal relationships with our patients and that’s why we’re always happy to take the time to answer some important questions to help improve your overall reproductive health and wellness.

Q.) Is it still possible to become pregnant after endometrial ablation?

A.) If a woman wants to become pregnant, she should not undergo an endometrial ablation. Becoming pregnant is unlikely after the procedure, but it is still possible. If a woman does become pregnant after an ablation, the risk of complications including a miscarriage increases significantly.

Q.) Who are good candidates for hormone therapy for menopause?

A.) Hormone therapy is still considered the most effective treatment for symptoms of menopause, though certain side effects make this treatment risky for certain women. Candidates for hormone therapy are women experiencing moderate to severe hot flashes or other menopausal symptoms, women who have lost bone mass due to osteoporosis, women who started menopause early (before age 40) and women who haven’t had success from previously attempted treatments.

Q.) How long will I need for recovery after a labiaplasty procedure?

A.) The majority of patients are up and moving the same day as their labiaplasty. During the first couple days following their procedure, patients use ice packs on their incisions to minimize swelling/bruising and everyday tasks are fine, as long as they do not irritate the incision sites. Patients generally report returning to work within 2-3 days as long as their job does not entail rigorous physical activity.

When it comes to your gynecological health, there is no such thing as an unimportant question. We hope that by sharing this information, we can educate our patients as well as encourage those who may otherwise be too shy to ask questions of their own. Feel free to contact Gynecology Associates of Gwinnett today if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment. If you’re interested in learning more, you can always follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.