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Cyst: refers to a fluid –filled sac. The term has been expanded to
refer to all enlargements of the ovary whether fluid is present or not.
Dexa Scan: a method of screening to determine bone health.
FSH and LH: Hormones produced by the pituitary gland. The levels
become high in menopause.
GNRH agonist: refers to a class of drugs that decrease the
production of hormones that normally stimulate the ovary to release
eggs. A temporary menopause-like state results, and tissues that depend
upon estrogen may shrink.
Gynecologic Endoscopy: Laparoscopy and
Hysteroscopy: The use of a telescope placed in the cervix to examine
and perform surgery in the uterine cavity.
Imaging studies: refers to procedures such as Ultrasound, X-rays,
CAT scans and MRI in which an image of the body part can be obtained for
refers to a minimally invasive surgical procedure commonly performed
with general anesthesia. A telescope and slender instruments are placed
into the abdominal cavity for diagnosing and treating a wide variety of
conditions including fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, ectopic
pregnancy, chronic pelvic pain.
refers to the period of time one year after complete cessation of menses
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery:
Surgery performed using laparoscopy and/or hysteroscopy.
Neoplastic cyst: Refers to a cyst resulting from “new growth”, and
distinguishes it from a cyst resulting from normal ovulation.
Neo-plastic cysts may be non-cancerous, (benign) or cancerous,
(malignant). Tumor refers to a neoplastic cyst.
Surgery performed by making a 4-6 inch incision on the abdomen. This
type of surgery may be necessary in performing myomectomy and
hysterectomy for large fibroids or several small ones.
loss of bone, between normal and osteoporosis. Fracture risk is
Osteoporosis: loss of bone, more severe than
osteopenia and with high fracture risk.
refers to the
period of time prior to complete cessation of the menses when a woman
may begin to experience irregular cycles, hot flashes, mood changes and
decrease in sexual desire.
refers to a cyst that is associated with production and release of eggs.
These may be follicular, (prior to release of the egg) or corpus luteum,
(after release of the egg).
Postmenopausal: similar to menopausal.
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