Treatments For Heavy Menstrual Periods

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I was on a girls’ weekend recently and we were all complaining about the hassle of heaving menstrual bleeding. All of us are in our forties and have not yet entered Menopause.  Interestingly enough, five out of the eight of us reported that our menstrual periods are now much heavier than they were when we … Read More

Uterine Fibroids: Causes and Treatments

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A uterine fibroid is a muscular tumor that grows in the wall of the uterus (womb).  This type of tumor is almost always benign.  The medical term for a fibroid tumor is a “leiomyoma” or “myoma.”  A woman may have a single fibroid or multiple fibroids at an given time and they can widely range … Read More

The Importance of Laparoscopy in Gynecologic Care

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A Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive gynecologic procedure that allows your doctor to look directly at your your female reproductive organs.  It can be used to diagnose problems that may not be detected during a physical examination or on X-rays or other tests. In some cases, Laparoscopy can even be used to treat gynecologic problems. … Read More

Common Causes of Pelvic Pain

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Many women experience pelvic pain before or during their monthly menstrual cycles.  Most of us just brush this pain off as an expected symptom of menstruation.  However, other common causes of pelvic pain include Endometriosis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and Fibroids.  In some cases, pelvic pain may be a sign of a more serious medical … Read More

Excessive Menstrual Bleeding

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Are you finished with childbearing and still putting up with excessive/heavy or irregular menstrual bleeding?  If you are in your late thirties to mid forties and have noticed that your menstrual periods are getting heavier, longer, more irregular or more painful, you are not alone.  Many women in their late thirties to mid forties experience … Read More

Hydrothermal Ablation: The Perfect Holiday Gift…For Yourself

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If heavy and/or irregular menstrual bleeding is getting in the way of your life during this busy holiday season, maybe it is time give yourself the perfect holiday gift: Hydrothermal Ablation.  Hydrothermal Ablation (HTA) is a minimally invasive gynecologic procedure that can be used to treat irregular and excessive menstrual bleeding due to benign causes … Read More

Treatment for An Erratic Menstrual Cycle

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You are about to go on a much-needed, tropical vacation with your husband.  Time for some much needed rest and recuperation and maybe even a little bit of romance.  With all of the kid’s school work and activities, you feel like you have barely had any time to actually talk to your husband lately.  Now … Read More

Hydrothermal Ablation (HTA): Am I A Candidate?

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Hydrothermal Ablation (HTA) is a minimally invasive gynecologic procedure used to treat women with excessive or irregular uterine bleeding. It involves inserting a small probe into the uterus and flushing the uterine cavity with heated water to destroy most or all of the endometrium (the inner lining of the uterus).  No incision is needed.  It … Read More

Uterine Fibroid Removal

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Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that develop within the uterine wall.  They occur in up to 1/3 of all women and are currently the leading cause of hysterectomies.  Symptoms may include excessive menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain and infertility. An abdominal myomectomy is a surgical procedure used to remove uterine fibroids.  An abdominal myomectomy is performed … Read More

Endometrial Ablations

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If you are in your late thirties or in your forties but have not yet entered Menopause and are experiencing heavy menstrual cycles or irregular uterine bleeding, you may be a good candidate for an Endometrial Ablation.  An Endometrial Ablation is a Gynecologic procedure used to treat heavy or irregular uterine bleeding by destroying the … Read More