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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Damp underwear is uncomfortable and unhealthy, but wet pants are humiliating. From little leaks to uncontrolled gushes, urinary incontinence poses a real problem. Learn how simple biofeedback can help you regain control of your bladder.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is intercourse uncomfortable? You're not alone. Many women experience problems in their intimate lives. The causes vary, but there are solutions. Keep reading to learn just how common sexual dysfunction is.
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.
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.
Hearing that your Pap test results came back abnormal (or positive) can be quite worrisome. Cervical cancer is one of several possibilities behind the abnormal result. Learn what can cause unwelcome Pap results and what your next steps may be.
Are you struggling with bladder control issues that make you run to the bathroom? Do you worry about what will happen if you cough or sneeze? You don’t have to be embarrassed with us -- we have solutions.
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.
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.
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.
Have you been told to try Kegel exercises for urinary incontinence? They’re often very effective. But are you having trouble finding and moving those pelvic floor muscles everyone keeps talking about? Biofeedback can help. No surgery required.
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.