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Perimenopause: The Beginning of The Menopause Journey

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Menopause doesn’t begin until a full year after menstrual cycles cease. In the interim, patients experience perimenopause where their body is essentially winding down hormonally.

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Diagnosis & Management of Painful Periods (Primary dysmenorrhea)

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Painful menstruation, with the absence of an identifiable cause, is defined as primary dysmenorrhea. Dysmenorrhea is the most common gynecologic complaint, characterized by abdominal pain (cramps) during menstruation. This condition affects 50% – 90% of women.

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The Phases of the Menstrual Cycle

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Menstruation starts with the first day of the period and ends with the start of the next period.

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Irregular Cycles: What’s Normal vs What’s Concerning

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Some ladies have noticed that their menstrual cycle has been irregular and their body has felt a little off since the beginning of the pandemic. In this blog post, we’ll be going over what’s normal and what’s potentially concerning, along with the potential causes of irregular menstrual cycles.

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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

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Menopause Before 40 – You Are Not Alone

While the average age for “natural” menopause in the US is 51, women can often experience onset earlier or later. Women experience early menopause for a variety of reasons such as genetics, illness, hormonal imbalance, or medical procedures. Read More…

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Could My Irregular Cycle Be PCOD?

Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) affects women’s hormone levels. Women with PCOD produce higher than normal male hormones which can cause acne, unwanted hair growth on the face and body and can cause difficulty getting pregnant. Due to the complexity Read

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Menstrual Blood– Take a Look and Keep Track of Changes

Have you ever looked in the toilet after voiding to see the color of your urine?  Or looked at your stool to see its shape and color?  It might sound kind of gross or bizarre, but looking at what comes

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Examinations, Heavy Bleeding, Periods/Menstruation

Does your Menstrual Cycle Get in the Way of Your Life?

“I just get out my calendar and block days out.”  “It’s always been like this, but I didn’t know there was a problem.”  “I’ve had issues for years, but I didn’t know there was something I could do about it.”

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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

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