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Your Periods– Are they Normal or Abnormal?

Young women are told when they start having their period it will come with cramping and pain.  So when a young woman starts her menstrual cycles and experiences pain she doesn’t think that she is having abnormal periods.  Even if she

Posted in Periods/Menstruation, Symptoms, Teens / Kids / Young Adults

Trends in Contraception from 2002 – 2013– IUDs on the Rise

Birth control is wonderful tool for those looking to avoid pregnancy.  And with so many options there’s pretty much something for everyone.  The CDC has been tracking the popularity of different birth control options from 2002 – 2013 by interviewing

Posted in Birth Control, Endometriosis

So Many Birth Control Pills– How To Choose

Birth control pills are so common that almost every woman you know has been on them at some point.  It is incredibly easy to get prescribed these pills and many health insurance plans completely cover the cost.  But not all

Posted in Birth Control, Endometriosis

The Link Between Endometriosis and Infertility

Approximately 30% of ladies with Endometriosis will also experience infertility– that being said, Endometriosis is one of the leading causes of infertility among women.  But why does Endometriosis create this problem?  How do the endometrial implants Read More…

Posted in Adhesions, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Hormones, Infertility, Symptoms, Treatments

What Causes Interstitial Cystitis?

Interstitial Cystitis, like many of the conditions we treat in our office, is a complex condition.  We know that approximately 70% of women with Endometriosis also have this painful bladder issue and that it rarely goes away on its own. 

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis, Symptoms, Treatments

Exercise May Reduce/Prevent Postpartum Depression

Last week we talked about how small amounts of safe, natural estrogen may be the key to preventing postpartum depression (or reducing the severity of symptoms if prevention was not possible).  Today we are going to talk about the effects

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Symptoms, Treatments

Estrogen’s Role in Postpartum Depression

Depression is a common, complex problem with no easy solutions– and women seem to be more likely to suffer than men.  When it comes to postpartum depression, one out of seven child-bearing women will experience this type of depression.  Postpartum

Posted in Depression, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Symptoms, Treatments

IUD Patients– Make Sure to Schedule Your Annual Exam!

IUD stands for Intrauterine Device– it is a small T-shaped device that is gently inserted into the uterus.  There are two major types of IUDs– hormonal and copper.  The copper IUD can be left in place for up to 10

Posted in Birth Control, Endometriosis, Hormones, Periods/Menstruation, Procedures, Side-Effects, Symptoms

Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOS, PCOD) Symptoms & Treatment

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (also commonly called Polycystic Ovarian Diasease, abbreviated as PCOS or PCOD) encompasses a wide spectrum of symptoms.  Just like Endometriosis or Interstitial Cystitis, women who are affected by this disease can suffer Read More…

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Polycystic Ovarian Disease, Symptoms, Treatments

Why Can’t I Lift Anything After a Hysterectomy?

  When you have a hysterectomy your doctor will remind you that you need to avoid lifting anything during your recovery.  You may be wondering what exactly “anything” means, what is considered “too much,” and when is lifting okay again?  When

Posted in Hysterectomy, Procedures

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