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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

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

Endometriosis; October 2016 Cosmopolitan Magazine

The October 2016 issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine featured an article on Endometriosis.  The article features three women (Carly, Laura, and Cassidy) who went from doctor to doctor being misdiagnosed (like many of you) until ending up in the care of

Posted in Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Symptoms, Treatments

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month!  Help us spread the word about this disease that affects millions of women around the world by wearing yellow, speaking out, encouraging awareness, and becoming involved. On the west coast, in San Francisco, Read

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Hormones, Infertility, Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments, Yeast Infection

When you are Experiencing Painful Intercourse

Painful intercourse is something that a lot of women with gynecological issues experience.  Some women find that their pain happens immediately.  Other women might find they do okay with some positions and need to avoid others.  Some women, in severe

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse

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

What to do if you have Fibroids…

Uterine fibroids (also called uterine leiomyomas) are non-cancerous tumors that develop from the myometrium layer of the uterus (the myometrium layer of the uterus is the soft, smooth muscular layer of the uterus.)  They stay within the uterine muscle Read

Posted in Examinations, Fibroids, Pain/Chronic Pain, Symptoms, Treatments

Determining Abnormal Symptoms; Gynecology

Most doctors will tell you that if you experience abnormal symptoms  to let them know.  But what if you’ve gone your whole life with abnormal symptoms and you never knew they were abnormal because they were always normal for you?  For example, if

Posted in Anxiety, Bladder, Bowel Movements, Depression, Pain/Chronic Pain, Periods/Menstruation, Symptoms, Treatments

Stomach Aches, Nausea, Vomiting Could be Endometriosis Related

Do you experience stomach aches during your period or during ovulation?  Do you have cramps that come with nausea or vomiting?  Do you lose weight when you’re on your period because it’s difficult to eat anything?  Does this cycle tend

Posted in Endometriosis, Medications and Prescriptions, Pain/Chronic Pain, Periods/Menstruation, Symptoms

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

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