Complete Gynecological Care - Serving Bloomington-Normal
We treat most gynecological problems and focus on preventive medicine and the education of the individual patient or couple. Dr. Jared Zotz's special interests include the treatment of endometriosis and pelvic pain.
Our complete gynecological care includes the following services:
A pap smear is a screening test used to detect changes on the cervix that could lead to cancer. Cervical cancer occurs when cells on the cervix change, become abnormal, multiply and over grow. An abnormal pap smear does not mean that cancer is present. It indicates that abnormal cells were seen and additional testing may be needed.Read More
Endometriosis is a common condition that develops in 1 out of 10 women. It occurs when the endometrium, the tissue that lines the uterus, is found outside of the uterus. Endometriosis can cause pelvic tissues to become inflamed & swollen, causing painful menses. It can also lead to formation of scar tissue or adhesions and issues with fertility.Read More
If you are struggling with urinary incontinence, you are not alone - over half of all women struggle with varying degrees of bladder control loss. Most women do not talk about it, but we are here for you. We are glad to discuss your symptoms and determine if physical therapy, medication, or surgery may be helpful for you.
Ovarian cysts are very common during reproductive years. Ovarian cysts are sac-like structures filled with fluid. The ovarian follicles produce and release an egg each month during ovulation. Occasionally, a follicle may not break open to release an egg, or it may close and seal after an egg is released. This follicle can keep growing and form a cyst.Read More
Pelvic floor physical therapy is a great treatment option for many gynecological conditions. The pelvic floor muscles provide support to the uterus, bladder and rectum. Loss of strength or relaxation of the pelvic muscles can contribute to many gynecological problems. Pelvic floor issues can occur at any age.Read More
Prolapse occurs when pelvic floor muscles lose their tone or weaken. This may occur with pregnancy, after giving birth, with heavy lifting, or after menopause. The pelvic floor muscles provide support to the uterus, bladder & rectum. Weakened pelvic floor muscles can lead to pelvic organ prolapse, when the pelvic organs slip or move down out of their normal position.Read More
Pelvic pain occurs in the lower abdomen and pelvic region. Many women are affected by pelvic pain and it can happen for a variety of reasons. Pain may originate in organs including the bladder, gastrointestinal tract, appendix, uterus, or ovaries. Pelvic pain may occur due to pregnancy, infection, or inflammation in the pelvic region. Pain may also occur in relation to tight or relaxed pelvic floor muscles or sometimes due to neurological issues.Read More
PCOS is a very common condition that affects 10-20% of women. The exact cause is not certain, but it appears that several factors contribute to this health issue. Women with PCOS have elevated levels of androgen hormones, insulin resistance, and irregular menstrual cycles. PCOS is a common and treatable cause of infertility.
Uterine fibroids are benign growths that occur from the muscle layer of the uterus. Fibroids are extremely common, 20-80% of women develop fibroids by age 50. Some women have single fibroids, while others have multiple uterine fibroids. Many small fibroids cause no symptoms at all, while some cause a wide range of symptoms.Read More