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Gradual Return to Running After Hysterectomy– Part 2/2

Last week I told you that running after hysterectomy is possible.  It takes time, patience, and a great deal of healing, but you can do it!  However, it cannot be emphasized enough that you need to give yourself proper time

Posted in Hysterectomy, Surgery

Gradual Return to Running After Hysterectomy

If you enjoy running or are an active runner, the thought of a hysterectomy could be terrifying.  You might wonder, “How long will I be out?”  “When can I start running again?”  “Will I ever be able to return to my

Posted in Endometriosis, Hysterectomy, Pain/Chronic Pain, Surgery, Uncategorized

The [Dreaded] IC Flare-Up and How to Treat

If you suffer from Interstitial Cystitis, you know how annoying and frustrating an IC flare-up can be.  Whether it lasts a few hours or a few days, that incessant urge to visit the restroom, the irritation, the pain– it’s the worst.  Intensity

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Symptoms, Treatments

Will A Hysterectomy Cure Endometriosis?

Have you ever read horror stories about women who had their “endometriosis come back” after a total hysterectomy (uterus, ovaries, and cervix removed)?  These women wanted their endometriosis pain gone once and for all, so they underwent a hysterectomy hoping Read More…

Posted in Adhesions, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Periods/Menstruation, Surgery

Helping Women with Endometriosis, A Collaborative Effort is Needed

Despite growing popularity in the news, media, and better familiarity by doctors, Endometriosis continues to be a chronic health issue for millions of women in the United States and worldwide.  Nobody used to know what it was– patients were shuffled

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Surgery, Treatments

The Importance of Vitamin D During the Winter Months

Reduced vitamin D levels may contribute to temporary issues like feeling sad or depressed, but long term deficiency may contribute to body aches, cardiovascular risks, or other more serious issues.  As we head into the darker, colder months of winter,

Posted in Depression, Diagnosis, Vitamins

The “Window of Opportunity” for Starting Estrogen Therapy

The use of estrogen in menopausal and post-menopausal women continues to be a source of big debate in the scientific world.  How should we go about treatment?  Should we just prescribe it for a few years and then taper off? 

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hysterectomy, Uncategorized

What is a Cystoscopy? Why is it an Outpatient Procedure?

A cystoscopy is a simple, useful procedure that can help us diagnose abnormalities inside the bladder like Interstitial Cystitis.  By inserting a camera through the urethra and into the bladder, we can see inflammation, blockages, and get an overall Read

Posted in Bladder, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, Procedures, Surgery, Treatments

The Wonders of Epsom Salt

If you have pain from Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, generalized pelvic pain, lower back pain, or other sore muscles that are not even related to gynecology, try taking a warm Epsom salt bath.  Epsom salt has been used for hundreds of

Posted in Anxiety, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Treatments

Thank you, Veterans! Veterans Day November 11th.

I want to extend a special thank you to all the men and women who served, or continue to serve, in our military and armed forces.  We appreciate your service! Read More…

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