Mar
02
2013

Oops I Need a New Gynecologist!

neam3March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, and I realized what a better way to start out than to talk about doctor drama.  Endometriosis has some sobering statistics, it is a disease that 1 in 10 women are likely to have, AND the average amount of time it takes to get a diagnosis is 10 YEARS!  Add in that in many cases Endometriosis is believed to be a progressive illness and you’ve got some very needlessly sick chicas.  So much of the problem is related to poorly trained gynecologists, and not enough public awareness.  I am not alone in spending years going from doctor to doctor complaining about my period with no results other than being made to feel weak and insane.

Unfortunately for many of us the doctor trouble doesn’t stop at diagnosis.  Many gynecologists do not follow the Endometriosis Research Center’s guidelines for laproscopy.  The gold standard for surgical treatment of Endometriosis is minimally invasive laproscopy with excision.  However, many gynecologists are not trained in recognizing endometriosis implants, and continue to use ablation methods.  Ablation is not recommended as it is harder to get biopsies, and also burning tissue doesn’t allow …

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