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Celebrities Open Up about their Struggle with Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a little-known, but widespread medical condition that effects 1 in 10 women. Many women suffer from endometriosis in silence because they don’t know they have it, gynecologists and other medical practitioners do not take their complaints seriously and undermine the severity of their symptoms, or they are misdiagnosed. It’s been called the crazy [...]

By | 2018-01-23T19:07:19+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

The Female Athlete Triad: Amenorrhea, Osteoporosis, and Eating Disorders

Females participation in sports and fitness activities is typically associated with many physical, sociological, and psychological benefits: it builds self-confidence, teaches discipline, teamwork, and problem-solving, and supports healthy, active lifestyles. However, when it comes to exercise and competitive sports, there can be too much a of a good thing. Female athletes (and their parents, coaches, [...]

By | 2018-01-16T17:09:46+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

The Buzz: What You Need to About the Zika Virus

While Pelvic Surgery of North Jersey, LLC, is a specialized, gynecology-only practice and does not provide obstetrics services, we nevertheless have many patients who are pregnant or planning on getting pregnant and are understandably concerned about the Zika virus. Here are the top things our patients need to know about Zika[1]: […]

By | 2017-12-18T17:07:50+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

A General Overview of Menarche: A Female’s First Menstrual Period

On the Women’s Pelvic Surgery of North Jersey Blog, we previously published this blog entitled, “What are the 3 Stages of Menopause?” Here’s a quick recap: […]

By | 2017-12-18T14:57:16+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

Protect Yourself with GARDASIL 9, the “HPV Vaccine”

On the Women’s Pelvic Surgery of North Jersey blog, we recently published this blog, which provided a general overview of human papillomavirus (“HPV”). Just to recap, of all the sexually transmitted viruses, HPV is by far the most popular—as The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states, “Nearly all sexually active men and women will [...]

By | 2017-11-16T16:22:30+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

What is HPV? An Overview

Human papillomavirus (commonly called “HPV”) includes a group of more than 150 related viruses. Given the large number of viruses in this group, each type of HPV is given a specific, identifying number—for example, HPV 14.[1] Keep in mind that HPV is a completely different virus than other well-known, sexually transmitted viruses such as herpes [...]

By | 2017-11-16T16:16:17+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Infertility?

If you have never tried to conceive, you may have never even thought of questioning your fertility. For most women, though, it does not take more than a few months of trying to become pregnant before they start worrying about their reproductive health. […]

By | 2017-10-13T20:39:52+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

Should You Continue Taking Birth Control During Menopause?

Although many women complain about the worst of their menopausal symptoms, there are several benefits of entering this next stage of life. For example, you no longer have to deal with menstruation every month, nor do you theoretically risk conceiving every time you are intimate with a partner. […]

By | 2017-10-06T20:37:38+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

What Is the Fourth Trimester?

If any of your friends or siblings have had children, you probably already know that pregnancy is measured in trimesters. The normal gestation period is around 38 weeks, but doctors typically estimate a woman’s due date from the first day of her last menstrual period, making it 40 weeks in total. […]

By | 2017-09-28T20:42:28+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments