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Endometriosis 101: What is Endometriosis?

Part One: What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis occurs when cells from the endometrial lining of your uterus are found in places they do not naturally occur and this causes inflammation. Oftentimes endometriosis growths attach to organs outside of the Read More…

Posted in Birth Control, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Examinations, Fibroids, Heavy Bleeding, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Infertility, Menopause, Overall Women's Health, Pain/Chronic Pain, Symptoms

Hysterectomies: the Why, the What & the When

What is a hysterectomy?  A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, a muscular reproductive organ of the female body. The operation may be performed via abdominal hysterectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy or vaginal hysterectomy. A hysterectomy Read More…

Posted in Cancer, Endometriosis, Heavy Bleeding, Hysterectomy, Incontinence, Infertility, Interstitial Cystitis, Menopause, Ovarian Cancer, Overall Women's Health, Pain/Chronic Pain, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Procedures, Resources, Side-Effects, Surgery, Symptoms, Treatments Tagged with: , , ,

Menstrual Blood– Take a Look and Keep Track of Changes

Have you ever looked in the toilet after voiding to see the color of your urine?  Or looked at your stool to see its shape and color?  It might sound kind of gross or bizarre, but looking at what comes

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Examinations, Heavy Bleeding, Periods/Menstruation

Pelvic Ultrasound Before Inserting IUD to Prevent Complications

There are many reasons to get the Mirena IUD.  Some ladies are tired of taking oral contraceptives.  Some ladies want reliable birth control that can stay in place for up to five years.  Others might be trying to help gynecological

Posted in Birth Control, Endometriosis, Heavy Bleeding, Procedures

Endometriosis Symptoms Can Mimic Other Conditions

Painful periods, heavy bleeding, pain with intercourse, irregular periods, and fertility issues are the most common Endometriosis symptoms.  However, Endometriosis symptoms present differently in different women and can mimic other diseases or conditions. Read More…

Posted in Bowel Movements, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Heavy Bleeding, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Periods/Menstruation, Symptoms

Heavy Bleeding; Causes and Treatments

Heavy menstrual bleeding is commonly caused by the lining of the uterus becoming too thin or too thick.  Estrogen and Progesterone are the two hormones responsible for maintaining the appropriate thickness of your uterine lining.  When there’s a hormonal Read More…

Posted in Examinations, Heavy Bleeding, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Symptoms, Treatments

Lesser Known Symptoms of Gynecological Issues

Many of our patients have classic symptoms of gynecological issues (like pelvic pain for Endometriosis) and immediately know they need to see a gynecologist.  But what happens when you have a bunch of seemingly unconnected symptoms and you’re not sure Read

Posted in Bladder, Bowel Movements, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Heavy Bleeding, Incontinence, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Symptoms, Treatments

Our Services: The Gynecological Issues We Treat

At the Center for Excellence in Women’s Healthcare we treat a wide variety of women with a variety of gynecological issues.  Our patients range in age from young teenagers to the very elderly.  Despite age, each patient struggles with a variety of Read

Posted in Depression, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Heavy Bleeding, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Interstitial Cystitis, Periods/Menstruation, Resources, Symptoms, Thyroid, Treatments, Vitamins

Heavy Bleeding, Hysteroscopy, and Endometrial Ablation

Women who experience severe uterine bleeding have a really rough time.  Their bleeding can be so heavy that it interferes with quality of life.  Usually when we tackle gynecological issues like severe uterine bleeding we, as doctors, try the simplest

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Fibroids, Heavy Bleeding, Procedures, Treatments

Signs You Have Abnormal Periods

Our practice helps a lot of women who struggle with abnormal periods.  Sometimes these women have menstrual flows that last a week or more, sometimes the pain is so unbearable they miss school or work.  And whether they have hormone

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

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