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Endometriosis 101: What is it like to Have Endometriosis?

Part Two: What is it like to Have Endometriosis? Every month as you move through your cycle, endometrial growths (in addition to the normal endometrial cells inside your uterus) swell up with prostaglandin which can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, Read

Posted in Diagnosis, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Heart Disease, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Medications and Prescriptions, Menopause, Overall Women's Health, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Periods/Menstruation, Procedures, Resources, Surgery, Symptoms, Treatments

A New Study on Vaginal Atrophy

An Italian study highlights a link between a treatable condition called vaginal atrophy and a high number of women transitioning to menopause that are experiencing sexual dysfunction. Perimenopause & Sexual Function Perimenopause is a transition Read More…

Posted in MonaLisa Touch Chico, Overall Women's Health, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Treatments

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: There’s Something You Can Do About It

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) is an undertreated condition characterized by low libido that causes distress and difficulty in interpersonal relationships. With a new FDA-approved treatment method, we feel confident in treating this condition Read More…

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How can MonaLisa Touch Improve the Lives of Women?

What happens when vaginal atrophy symptoms due to menopause are significantly reduced or disappear completely?  Sure, lubrication is restored and the vaginal tissues are healed, but I’m looking for more.  What happens for women when these symptoms Read More…

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Menopause, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Painful Intercourse, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

Why Postmenopausal Women Aren’t Having/Enjoying Sex

Last month Medscape published study results of postmenopausal women who answered questions regarding sexual activity.  Researchers wanted to know what factors affected sexual enjoyment.  A little more than 24,000 women (average age of 64) completed Read More…

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Menopause, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Painful Intercourse, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments, Uncategorized

Depression– An Important Topic in Gynecology

One of the first blogs we ever posted (back in 2014) was about depression, and I think it’s important that we revisit this topic often.  When we say depression, we’re not talking a few days of having the blues– we

Posted in Depression, Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Medications and Prescriptions, Painful Intercourse, Symptoms, Thyroid, Treatments, Uncategorized, Vitamins

Vaginal Atrophy and How it Affects a Woman’s Quality of Life

Vaginal Atrophy is a medical term to describe a variety of physical symptoms that result from reduced estrogen levels in the female body (it usually occurs during natural menopause but is likely to occur after hysterectomy or with certain cancer

Posted in Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Medications and Prescriptions, Menopause, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Overall Women's Health, Painful Intercourse, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

What Happens After the Third MonaLisa Touch Appointment?

Today we’re going to discuss what happens after you’ve completed your third MonaLisa Touch appointment.  We’ll also talk about the importance of scheduling your annual touch-up appointment.  We’ll review what MonaLisa Touch is, how it helps your body, Read More…

Posted in MonaLisa Touch Chico, Painful Intercourse, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

What Doctor is Best to Perform MonaLisa Touch?

Mangrove Women’s Health doctors now offer and perform MonaLisa Touch vaginal laser treatments.  It’s our newest branch of service and we are excited for the ladies (and their partners!) who are reaping the benefits.  But we are not the only

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Examinations, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Incontinence, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

MonaLisa Touch Helps Women Who Experience Painful Intercourse

Painful intercourse is exactly what it sounds like— painful!  Unfortunately, it’s something that a lot of women experience for a variety of reasons.  It could be due to declining estrogen levels, from an undiagnosed or misdiagnosed pelvic issue like Read

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Examinations, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Painful Intercourse, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

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