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Natural Progesterone vs. Synthetic Progestins

A healthy female body must maintain a delicate balance of estrogen and progesterone at all times.  If a doctor finds that your progesterone is too low they may recommend that you take a small dose every day to help keep

Posted in Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Side-Effects, Symptoms

Do You Have Estrogen Imbalance (too high or low?)

Estrogen is is a necessary hormone that helps keep a woman’s body running well (men also have estrogen but in much smaller amounts).  It plays a role in almost every bodily function and supports a woman’s overall health and wellness.  When

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, Symptoms

Bladder-Friendly Drinks for Summer (IC Patients)

If you have Interstitial Cystitis you know how important it is to stay hydrated and avoid certain foods and beverages that may cause irritation to your bladder.  One of the first things we encourage our IC patients to do is

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis

Surgery’s Effect on Anti-Müllerian Hormone and Fertility

Ovarian cysts (called ovarian endometrioma) are common in women; sometimes they cause no issues and can be left alone, other times they are highly problematic and need to be considered for removal.  We know the presence of ovarian endometrioma can

Posted in Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Hormones, Procedures

Interstitial Cystitis Featured in Health Section of U.S. News

Oftentimes the issues my patients face are “invisible”– they are difficult for ordinary doctors to diagnose and they don’t show up on tests.  Many of my patients have gone from doctor to doctor, specialist to specialist, trying to find resolution

Posted in Bladder, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, overactive bladder

Phthalates May Disrupt Endocrine System

Today we are going to talk about a class of chemicals called phthalates (pronounced \ˈtha-ˌlāt\) (Merriam Webster Dictionary).  Phthalates can be found in everything from plastics (especially the bendable, squeezable kind) and vinyl to personal Read More…

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Uncategorized

Uterine Morcellation– Part 3; Assessing Cancer Risk

Let’s continue our topic of Uterine Morcellation as it relates to cancer.  We learned last week that if cancer is suspected/present we want to remove affected organs or tissue in their entirety.  As a specialist and a surgeon, I avoid

Posted in Breast Cancer, Cancer, Examinations, Procedures

Uterine Morcellation– Part 2; Suspected or Confirmed Cancer

Last week we introduced Uterine Morcellation by providing a rough overview of what it is and why it is done.  Today, we’re going to talk about Uterine Morcellation as it relates to cancer. In the presence of cancer, it is

Posted in Cancer, Examinations, Fibroids, Hysterectomy, Procedures

Uterine Morcellation Part 1; Overview

We are going to spend the next couple of blogs talking about Uterine Morcellation.  This is an important topic, especially if you are considering any gynecological-related “removal” surgery like fibroid removal or hysterectomy. What is Uterine Morcellation? Uterine Read More…

Posted in Cancer, Hysterectomy, Procedures, Resources, Scars

Good Gut Bacteria– How Can a Healthy Diet Help our Bodies?

In recent years promoting good, healthy, bacteria has become increasingly popular.  Probiotics are everywhere you look and whole sections are devoted to them in drugstores.  A healthy, flourishing collection of gut bacteria is being hailed as the regulator Read More…

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