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Pelvic Health & Gynecologic Cancers
This is a resource center primarily for post-menopausal gynecologic health. Menopause occurs when the menstrual season ends. Typically beginning in the 40s and 50s, menopause is associated with low levels of estrogen and testosterone, decreased estrogen production, fluctuating estrogen and progesterone levels, and a thinning of the vaginal walls. In the years leading up to menopause, also known as peri-menopause you may experience a variety of symptoms including:
Even if you have reached menopause, you should still visit your gynecologist at least annually, and especially if you are experiencing abnormal symptoms such as pressure, bloating, vaginal bleeding, and vaginal discharge post-menopause. It is important to note that pelvic exams and pap smears are covered under Medicare part B. Routine pelvic exams are just one way to support your pelvic health after menopause.
This information has been crafted to foster awareness and understanding and aims to empower individuals with knowledge about various gynecologic cancers, including ovarian, cervical, uterine, vulvar, and vaginal cancers. This resource serves to encourage proactive healthcare choices and illuminate the path to early detection, informed decision-making, and improved outcomes in the realm of gynecologic health.