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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

Your Periods– Are they Normal or Abnormal?

Young women are told when they start having their period it will come with cramping and pain.  So when a young woman starts her menstrual cycles and experiences pain she doesn’t think that she is having abnormal periods.  Even if she

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

IUD Patients– Make Sure to Schedule Your Annual Exam!

IUD stands for Intrauterine Device– it is a small T-shaped device that is gently inserted into the uterus.  There are two major types of IUDs– hormonal and copper.  The copper IUD can be left in place for up to 10

Posted in Birth Control, Endometriosis, Hormones, Periods/Menstruation, Procedures, Side-Effects, Symptoms

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

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

Let’s Talk about PMS

PMS is such a common acronym in our society– you’ve probably heard all sorts of jokes, phrases, and excuses having to do with a woman’s menstrual cycle and PMS.  But let’s take a minute and really talk about PMS.  What

Posted in Hormones, 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

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

Tracking Your Symptoms: A Symptom Diary for Teens

Specifics about symptoms are incredibly valuable to me and my staff– if you feel like something is wrong start a symptom diary. The timing and grouping of gynecological symptoms can help us point to a specific condition or give us incredible

Posted in Endometriosis, Periods/Menstruation, Resources, Symptoms, Teens / Kids / Young Adults

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

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