Diseases & Conditions

Recovering from a gynecologic condition starts with knowing more about it. At Lakewood Regional Medical Center, we focus on knowing about all gynecologic diseases and conditions — and sharing that information with you. The following information describes various gynecologic conditions, their symptoms and characteristics.

Adnexal tumors

These types of tumors occur on the organs as well as the connective tissues surrounding the uterus. Adnexal tumors are most often noncancerous, but can be malignant.

Bartholin's cysts

This type of cyst occurs when the duct of the Bartholin's gland becomes blocked, resulting in the development of a fluid-filled cyst. The Bartholin's glands are a pair of glands between the vagina and the vulva that produce lubrication when they are stimulated.

Cervical dysplasia

This condition is the abnormal growth of cells on the cervix's surface. Considered a precancerous condition, it is typically the result of a sexually transmitted infection with the Human Papillomavirus, or HPV.

Endometriosis

This is a disorder in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus. This condition is extremely common and can be a very painful condition for the women who suffer from it.

Incompetent cervix

Also referred as a cervical insufficiency, this is a condition that occurs when weak cervical tissue causes or contributes to premature birth or possibly loss of the fetus in an otherwise uncomplicated pregnancy.

Ovarian cysts

These cysts are fluid-filled sacs that form in the ovaries. They are extremely common and most frequently occur in women during their childbearing years.

Struma ovarii

This condition is a rare ovarian tumor characterized by the presence of thyroid tissue that comprises more than 50 percent of the tumor’s overall mass. The tumor can be benign or malignant and is often treated with surgery.

Uterine fibroids

Fibroids are a type of tumor, usually benign, that grows inside the uterus. They are extremely common and often lead to increased or prolonged menstrual bleeding.

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Call (855) 580-3668 or use our Find A Physician tool to be connected to a gynecology specialist who can help you. You can also read more about gynecological diseases and conditions in our Health Library.