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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

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.”

Posted in Periods/Menstruation

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

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