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Who Benefits from MonaLisa Touch Treatment?

The last few blogs have been spent talking about our newest service for women, MonaLisa Touch Chico, that increases blood flow, improves elasticity, and stimulates the vagina to heal itself, decreasing a variety of vaginal discomforts.  Let’s spend Read More…

Posted in Bladder, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

What Happens to the Ovaries during a Partial Hysterectomy?

Let’s talk a little bit about what happens to the ovaries when we take out just the uterus during a partial hysterectomy.  As we know, in order for an organ in our body to function, it needs a blood supply. 

Posted in Hysterectomy, Procedures, Surgery

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 “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

Changes in Weight and Fat Distribution Approaching Menopause

We oftentimes talk about the hormonal changes that come with menopause (either natural or surgically-induced such as after a hysterectomy).  Women may feel imbalanced, depressed, or start experiencing anxiety.  But what about physical changes?  Women may Read More…

Posted in Hormones, Hysterectomy

Owning Pets May Provide Support to Those With Mental Illness

A small study from the United Kingdom says that people who have long-term mental illness such as depression, anxiety, or other social, emotional, or physical health conditions may benefit from owning a pet. Here are some ways that having a

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Hysterectomy, Infertility, Treatments, Uncategorized

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

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

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