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Yoga May Help Female Sexual Dysfunction

When we think of the term “sexual dysfunction,” we usually think of male dysfunction.  But sexual dysfunction in women is just as common and just as important, yet it receives such little attention.  Women who experience sexual dysfunction may struggle

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Painful Intercourse, Pelvic Floor Muscles

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

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

Extremely Painful Periods; A Resource for Teens

Being a teenager is hard, but when you’re a teenager with gynecological issues like extremely painful periods life can be especially tough.  While all your friends are getting their period but still going to school and still engaging in activities, Read More…

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Painful Intercourse, Periods/Menstruation, Resources, Teens / Kids / Young Adults

Nausea, Vomiting, or Weight Loss with Endometriosis

Women with Endometriosis suffer from a variety of symptoms.  Severe pain is usually the biggest complaint and is usually the one that sends women to their doctors for help.  But today I’d like to talk today about nausea, vomiting, and/or

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Painful Intercourse, Periods/Menstruation, Symptoms

Managing Endometriosis; Part 1 of 2

When I talk to my patients about Endometriosis, we oftentimes use the word “manage,” “management,” or “maintenance” in reference to treating the disease and its symptoms.  The reason we “manage” Endometriosis is because there is no cure– our best efforts

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Painful Intercourse, Symptoms, Treatments, Uncategorized

What to do About Painful Intercourse

Painful intercourse is something that a lot of women experience for a variety of reasons.  Whatever the cause, painful intercourse causes more than just pain– it can put an emotional strain on intimate relationships and lead to secondary issues like

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Painful Intercourse, Symptoms, Treatments

Endometriosis; A Brief History of Disease and Treatments

Endometriosis is a chronic disease that affects approximately 1 out of every 10 women in the United States and 176 million women worldwide (1). Endometriosis occurs when small pieces of tissue from the endometrium layer of the uterus leave the

Posted in Birth Control, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Painful Intercourse, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments

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