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Decrease IC Bladder Pain at Home with a TENS Unit

Would you be interested in treating an IC flare-up at home with a TENS Unit?  We have been offering this non-invasive service in our office for many years to help women decrease the pain and spasms associated with this chronic

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Symptoms, Treatments

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 [Dreaded] IC Flare-Up and How to Treat

If you suffer from Interstitial Cystitis, you know how annoying and frustrating an IC flare-up can be.  Whether it lasts a few hours or a few days, that incessant urge to visit the restroom, the irritation, the pain– it’s the worst.  Intensity

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Symptoms, Treatments

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

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