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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.

Dec 1st, 2021
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.

Nov 1st, 2021
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.

Oct 1st, 2021
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.

Sep 1st, 2021
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.

Aug 1st, 2021
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.

Jul 21st, 2021
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.

Jun 20th, 2021
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.

May 19th, 2021
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.

Mar 9th, 2021
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.

Feb 9th, 2021
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.

Jan 19th, 2021
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.

Dec 6th, 2020
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 15th, 2020
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.

Sep 23rd, 2020
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.

Aug 23rd, 2020
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.

Jul 23rd, 2020
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.

May 29th, 2020
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.

Apr 1st, 2020
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.

Mar 1st, 2020
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
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.

Dec 1st, 2019
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.

Oct 1st, 2019
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
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.

Apr 16th, 2019
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
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.

Jan 11th, 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 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