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Welcome to Southwest Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology’s New Blog!

Dr. Payne, as well as the nurses and staff at our office, are committed to serving our community. We are dedicated to helping women improve their lives through better choices. This blog will serve as a forum to discuss the latest obstetrical and gynecological medical developments and health advice. We want to help YOU to be fit and happy. Whether your goal is to lose weight, grow your family, or simply take a more active role in managing your well-being, we are here to help you succeed. Join us in celebrating women’s lives. Together we can make a difference!

However, we can’t do this alone – we need to hear from you! Let us know what topics you’re interested in and what issues really matter to you. Please contact us with topics of interest at info@swgaobgyn.com, or use our contact form. We look forward to your feedback!

Best regards,
The Providers and Staff at Southwest Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a chronic condition that can cause pelvic pain, irregular bleeding, and even infertility. To improve your quality of life, treatment is often necessary. Endometriosis occurs when the endometrial tissue grows outside of the uterus. Although not all women with endometriosis have symptoms, the most common symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain. Women with endometriosis often suffer from many other symptoms such as irregular or heavy menstrual bleeding, infertility, abdominal bloating, diarrhea or constipation, low back pain, and/or fatigue.  Unfortunately, many of these symptoms are non-specific and can occur with other medical conditions that are also common in women with endometriosis.

Treatment for endometriosis falls into three major categories:

  • Hormonal – to suppress pain
  • Surgical – to remove endometriosis tissue, cysts on the ovaries, adhesions (scar tissue), and hysterectomy
  • Pain control – medical and behavioral therapies to manage pain symptoms to include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (e.g. ibuprofen), muscle relaxants, and neuropathic medications (e.g. gabapentin, amitriptyline).

Other conditions common in women with endometriosis:

  • Musculoskeletal pain conditions (e.g. pelvic floor myalgia, sacroiliac joint pain, myofascial pain)
  • Interstitial cystitis and painful bladder syndrome
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic or recurrent headaches

To learn more visit: http://www.endofound.org/

Southwest Georgia Obstetrics & Gynecology desires to provide its patients with informative content and articles related to women’s health and management. However, these links and the information provided should not take the place of visiting your Physician if you are experiencing medical discomfort or if you require additional information concerning a medical issue. Dr. Paul Payne is not liable for any medical advice or information given out on this page. However, we welcome appointments to discuss any problems or concerns you may be having. Thank you for your understanding.