Some diseases and problems occur only in women. This page gives information on the treatment options of the following women diseases and problems, such as:
- Heavy menstruation (heavy bleeding during the period)
- Urinary leakage (stress incontinence)
- Pelvic prolapse
- Vaginal yeast infection (fungal infection of the vagina, Candida infection)
- Uterine fibroids (myomas)
All mentioned women diseases can be managed in more than one way. Sometimes, the main question is whether you want to be treated at all. On one hand, this depends on the severity of the disease and how much the symptoms bother you. On the other hand, it depends on the effectiveness of the treatment and how much you would mind its possible adverse effects. It is often a difficult decision.
Questions when choosing the best treatment
When you are trying to pick the best treatment for women diseases, the following questions can play a role: What is the best method to prevent heavy bleeding during my period? How can I prevent that I get sad and cranky every time I have my period? I am tired of all menopausal symptoms, what can I do? Does hormone therapy have side effects? Is surgery a good option to get rid of urinary leakage? What is the best treatment for a prolapsed pelvis, surgery or physiotherapy? I think I have a vaginal yeast infection, can I treat it myself or should I visit a doctor? The doctor has said my endometriosis can be treated by removing my womb: is there no less invasive treatment available? What is the best way to get rid of fibroids?
Women diseases decision aids
The following selection aids assist you in finding answers to these questions. They give you more information on the various treatment methods and their pros and cons. In addition, they can help you determine your own preference. They are intended as an aid for you and your doctor, so that you can decide on what the best treatment is together.