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What is an HPV Overview?

Human papillomavirus (commonly called “HPV”) includes a group of more than 150 related viruses.
Jun 27th, 2024

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.
Jun 12th, 2024

Living with Interstitial Cystitis

You may not have heard of interstitial cystitis until your diagnosis. And now that you’ve got it, you can’t think of anything else. Ease your mind and your pain with these tips for how to live with IC.
Jun 10th, 2024

When You Should Consider STD Testing

Sex is a natural and pleasureable part of human life — it’s also an easy way for infections to transfer between two people. Find out if you’re at risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and when you should get tested.
May 31st, 2024
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When Does Endometriosis Necessitate Surgery?

If you suffer from the symptoms of endometriosis despite ongoing treatment, you might find yourself wondering, “When is it time for surgery?” You’re not alone; in fact, this is one of the most common questions we hear. Here’s the answer.
May 31st, 2024

Do I Need a Hysterectomy?

According to Everyday Health, every year, approximately 600,000 women undergo hysterectomies. As many as 90% of these procedures are not considered “medically necessary.
May 15th, 2024

What You Need to Know About Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain, for many women, is a common experience. Yet, not all types of pelvic pain are normal. What is normal pelvic pain and when does it make sense to schedule a visit with your gynecologist?
Apr 16th, 2024

The Importance of Gynecological Care

It’s a great time to be a woman — you can live life on your own terms, follow your passions, and be who you want to be. You can also take control of your health. And that means seeking quality gynecological care. Here’s why.
Mar 23rd, 2024

A Robotic Hysterectomy May Provide Relief

Endometriosis can be incredibly painful. According to the Mayo Clinic, endometriosis is a condition where tissue that normally lines the uterus starts growing outside the uterus.
Mar 21st, 2024
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What Is Pelvic Floor Therapy and Does It Work?

Pelvic floor pain and urinary incontinence are common in women, often arising due to problems and weaknesses with muscles in the area. Pelvic floor therapy can help. Read on to learn how.
Feb 20th, 2024

Managing Your Endometriosis with Minimally Invasive Surgery

Painful sex, bladder and bowel problems, and long, heavy periods go hand in hand with endometriosis, and there’s no cure. But there is a minimally invasive surgery that can end your suffering. Find out if it’s right for you.
Feb 19th, 2024

The Importance of an Annual Well-Woman Exam

A well-woman exam serves a preventive role in maintaining your health. These visits can be educational or they may save your life by catching serious conditions that are developing slowly without signs or symptoms.
Feb 9th, 2024

When to Consider a Hysterectomy

If you’re dealing with chronic pain, excessive bleeding, or a serious disease, it may be best to remove the problem surgically. If the issue is in your uterus, a hysterectomy may be in order. Here are the most common reasons for the procedure.
Feb 7th, 2024

Pelvic Organ Prolapses

Pelvic organ prolapse problems are very common among women, and if you suffer from uterine prolapse, bladder prolapse, vaginal prolapse, or rectal prolapse, please understand, we can help.
Jan 8th, 2024

Do Ovarian Cysts Require Surgery?

General and nondescript symptoms like bloating and an overall pelvic “heaviness” may have you baffled, but to experts, they indicate an ovarian cyst. Find out if you have one, and if so, whether yours is likely to disappear or if you need surgery.
Jan 4th, 2024

4 Common Types of Sexual Dysfunction

Sex seems like the simplest, most natural human act, but it’s actually a complex process that involves a series of actions and reactions. Any disruptions along the way — which tend to fall into four categories — can thwart the experience.
Dec 15th, 2023

Knowing the Difference Between a Myomectomy and a Hysterectomy

If you have fibroids, don’t panic. They aren’t cancerous, and many women don’t have any symptoms at all. But if your fibroids are causing heavy periods and pain, you have two surgical options: myomectomy or hysterectomy. Here’s what you need to know.
Dec 1st, 2023
Life After a Hysterectomy

Life After a Hysterectomy

Whether you have fibroids, endometriosis, chronic pain, or even cancer, a hysterectomy can eliminate all related symptoms. But life without your uterus brings on some other life changes as well. Find out what to expect.
Nov 29th, 2023

Could My Vaginal Bleeding Mean Uterine Prolapse?

As a woman, you’re used to monthly periods, but what if vaginal bleeding occurs at other times? Find out what causes abnormal vaginal bleeding, signs that it might be uterine prolapse, and when to seek medical attention.
Nov 17th, 2023

Why You Should Never Ignore Pain during Sex

If it hurts to have sex, there’s no reason to suffer in silence, and there are many reasons to see a doctor. Most painful sex issues can be addressed easily, and others may require medical attention. Here’s why you shouldn’t ignore it.
Nov 13th, 2023

What Are the Benefits of a Hysterectomy?

Hearing you need a hysterectomy can trigger a lot of emotions — worry, sadness, even fear. But you can add relief to that list once you learn the benefits of a hysterectomy.
Nov 3rd, 2023

How Endometriosis Affects Emotional Wellbeing

You expect to feel out of sorts just before your period, and most people understand this common occurrence. But endometriosis symptoms are more intense, last longer, and are often misunderstood — no wonder it affects your emotions, too.
Nov 1st, 2023
Do Ovarian Cysts Impact Fertility?

Do Ovarian Cysts Impact Fertility?

Ovarian cysts are pretty common, and they’re usually nothing to worry about. But once in a while, they cause complications — could they stop you from having a baby? Find out here.
Oct 27th, 2023

How Do Fibroids Cause Infertility?

Uterine fibroids come in all sizes and have a range of symptoms, but could they be to blame for infertility? Find out how your fibroids might affect your plans.
Oct 20th, 2023

What Causes Urinary Incontinence?

Being a woman comes with countless joys, but if we’re honest, there are a few drawbacks as well. And one of those is our tendency to leak a little down there when we laugh, cough, or jump. Find out why and what you can do about it.
Oct 18th, 2023

Coping with Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is one of those frustrating and embarrassing medical issues that can be difficult to bring up with your doctor.
Oct 2nd, 2023

Treatment for Abnormal and Heavy Bleeding

Any bleeding that occurs between periods is considered to be abnormal. If you have been experiencing heavy or abnormal bleeding, it may be an indication of a serious issue.
Sep 27th, 2023

5 Signs of Interstitial Cystitis

Pain is always a sign that something’s wrong, but when it occurs in your pelvic region, it can be hard to nail down the source. Interstitial cystitis could be the culprit — here are a few of the telltale signs.
Sep 22nd, 2023
What Most People Don't Know About Endometriosis

What Most People Don't Know About Endometriosis

Think you know endometriosis? Most people are aware of the pain and potential fertility problems, but some other facts might surprise you. Keep reading to find out the good, the bad, and the ugly about this condition.
Sep 19th, 2023

Benefits of Choosing a Robotic Hysterectomy

Millions of women are plagued by medical issues such as fibroids, adenomyosis, endometriosis, pelvic pain, uterine/ pelvic organ prolapses, and uterine/ abnormal bleeding.
Sep 8th, 2023

Prolapse After Childbirth: What You Need to Know

Pelvic organ prolapses are quite common after pregnancy and childbirth, and a variety of prolapses can occur, such as uterine prolapse, bladder prolapse (cystocele), vaginal prolapse, and rectal prolapse (rectocele)
Sep 5th, 2023

Hysterectomy Options

Have you been given a diagnosis that warrants a hysterectomy as your only treatment option? Are you aware that there are several different options that may be available to you for this surgery?
Aug 11th, 2023
The Different Types of Incontinence

The Different Types of Incontinence

There are self-help books for those who lose control of their temper, their dog, or their kids, but if you lose control of your urine, you need medical help. There are five types of urinary incontinence, and there’s quick and easy help for each.
Aug 7th, 2023
Reasons Why Your Pelvic Floor Is So Important

Reasons Why Your Pelvic Floor Is So Important

You know your pelvic region is “down there” somewhere, but what does it include, and what does it do? More importantly, what can go wrong? Keep reading to find out all you need to know about the base of your pelvis.
Jul 14th, 2023

The Link Between Menopause and Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse, a condition in which a pelvic organ drops out of place, is more likely to happen during menopause. Read on to learn what causes the condition and how you can guard against it or treat it.
Jul 13th, 2023

What is an Ectopic Pregnancy?

Most women associate a missed period with pregnancy. Although dozens of factors can affect menstruation, it is normal to assume that if you are sexually active and you miss a period, pregnancy is a very real possibility.
Jun 12th, 2023

Expert Treatment for Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is an issue that affects millions of women. Statistics state that about one-third of women have incontinence at some point during their lifetimes.
May 24th, 2023

Why is My Period Late - 5 Possible Causes

Unless you and your partner are actively trying to conceive, a late period may be cause for concern. Your first thought may be an unplanned pregnancy, but the reality is there are dozens of possible reasons for irregular menstruation.
Jan 25th, 2023

The Pain of Pudendal Nerve

The Pain of Pudendal Nerve: Difficulty of getting a diagnosis. Are you experiencing the following symptoms? Urgency? Vaginal Pain? Rectal Pressure? Burning? Painful Sex? IBS? Interstitial Cystitis?
Jan 11th, 2023

Endometriosis Symptoms

Did you know the symptoms of endometriosis include heavy bleeding, painful ovulation, painful periods, pain during or after sexual intercourse, chronic pelvic pain and infertility?
Dec 5th, 2022

How Menopause Can Affect Your Sex Life

Menopause can be a freeing time in a woman’s life — none of the tedious tasks and PMS of monthly menstruation. But along with the loss of your period, you may also lose some of the vitality in your sex life.
Feb 1st, 2020

How Infertility Affects Your Mental Health

Infertility treatment is often focused solely on one objective: producing a child. What may go untreated is the physiological pain and sense of loss that accompanies the physical symptoms of infertility.
Aug 14th, 2019
Pelvic prolapse: What You Need to Know

Myths and Facts About Pelvic Prolapse Surgery

Not sure what pelvic organ prolapse surgery is or what it means for your gynecologic health? You’re certainly not alone. We can help you sort through the myths and discover the facts about this common, usually minimally invasive surgery.
Feb 1st, 2019

Can Pelvic Prolapse Be Prevented?

Pelvic organ prolapse is relatively common, and it becomes more common as you get older. Fortunately, it can be treated. Even better: It can be prevented. Learn what steps you can take now to prevent pelvic organ prolapse in the future.
Nov 27th, 2018

What is da Vinci® Surgery?

The da Vinci® Surgical System is a highly advanced, highly specific medical technology that is changing the way surgeries are performed.
Jun 23rd, 2018

Signs of Uterine Fibroids

Most women have experienced heavy periods and general achiness, but when the problems become chronic or severe, they may point to uterine fibroids. Find how to spot the signs of fibroids and when to seek help.
May 2nd, 1024

What to Expect for Your First Well-Woman Exam

Nervous about your first well-woman exam? Walking into an unknown situation can always be a little nerve-wracking. So here’s what you need to know to demystify this important annual check-up and put your mind at ease.
Jun 25th, 2020