Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and Infertility

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is one of the most common causes of female infertility.  In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in eight women with PID experience difficulties getting pregnant.  PID is an infection of a woman’s reproductive organs (uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and cervix).  It occurs when bacteria … Read More

Pelvic Pain: Is it a Uterine Fibroid, or Something More Serious?

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Pelvic pain is a common condition affecting women and can be caused by a number of conditions.  So, how do you know if your pelvic pain is being caused by uterine fibroids or something more serious? Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that develop on the wall of the uterus.  In many cases, fibroid tumors do … Read More

Are You Tired of Dealing with Excessive Menstrual Bleeding?

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Is excessive menstrual bleeding getting in the way of your life and making it hard to participate in the activities you enjoy? Does it require you to plan your life around your menstrual periods? If so, you may want to consider Hydrothermal Ablation (HTA). In general, menstrual bleeding is considered excessive when a woman soaks … Read More

Are Uterine Fibroids Causing Your Heavy Menstrual Bleeding?

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If you experience heavy menstrual bleeding every month and have abdominal pain, it may be due to uterine fibroids.  Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that grow from the muscle layers of the uterus.  In some cases, uterine fibroids do not cause any symptoms at all and eventually go away on their own.  In other cases, they … Read More

Surgical Treatment for Endometriosis

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Endometriosis is a condition characterized by the abnormal growth of cells (endometrial cells) outside the uterus. It is one of the leading causes of pelvic pain in women and can also cause other symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding and infertility. If you have pelvic pain, heavy bleeding or other symptoms, it is important to … Read More

Excessive Menstrual Bleeding: Causes and Treatments

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Most women of childbearing age experience bleeding every month as a part of their normal monthly menstrual cycle.  However, when that bleeding is excessive or prolonged, it is termed “Menorrhagia.”  With Menorrhagia, the bleeding is usually prolonged and makes it difficult to perform normal daily activities. In some cases of heavy menstrual bleeding, the cause … Read More

The Role of Fish Oil in Women’s Health

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Fish Oil supplements have been in the news a lot lately and chances are, you have heard of their tremendous health benefits. This is because fish oil supplements contain Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA).  Studies have shown that getting an adequate intake of Omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce joint pain, stress and your … Read More

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