Forsyth Medical Center

Gynecological health

Treating gynecologic symptoms and conditions

The cause of gynecologic (GYN) symptoms may be a mild infection, which can be treated; however, if the symptoms are ignored, a serious medical condition may develop such as:

Uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the uterus that occur in about 25% of all women. Although fibroids are non-cancerous, they can cause problems due to their size, number, or location. Laparoscopic surgical removal of fibroids is performed through several small incisions instead of one larger abdominal incision.

Pelvic pain

Pelvic pain is a common complaint among women, which may or may not be a symptom of disease. Its nature or intensity may vary and its cause is often difficult to determine. Pelvic pain may have multiple causes, including:

  • Inflammation or direct irritation of nerves
  • Muscular contractions or cramps
  • Psychogenic factors, which can cause or aggravate pain
Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)

STIs are infectious diseases transmitted through sexual contact. The best way to avoid getting an STI is abstinence; however, if you are sexually active, there are many ways you can help reduce your risk of developing a sexually-transmitted disease.

Gynecologic cancer (oncology)

At the Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center, we have gynecologic oncologists who are specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer of the female reproductive organs.