Irregular Periods

The duration and regularity of a menstrual cycle varies from woman to woman. While most women follow a routine cycle, some women can plan their year by their cycle. They can track their cycle on a calendar and know exactly which day of every month they will start their period. However, there are also many … Read More

Hormones and Women’s Health

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If you are a woman, you are most likely very aware of the effect of hormones on your daily life.  This is especially the case during certain times of the month (ovulation and menstruation), puberty, pregnancy and Menopause.  However, do you really understand the role of hormones in your health?  If not, read on to … Read More

Natural Treatments for Menstrual Cramps

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For many women, menstrual cramps are simply a part of their monthly menstrual cycle.  The severity of menstrual cramps can range widely from a mild nuisance to a debilitating pain.  If you experience menstrual cramps every month, the first thing you should do is make your OBGYN aware of your symptoms and particularly any changes … 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

Barrier Methods of Birth Control

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Barrier methods of birth control work by preventing sperm from entering the uterus and fertilizing an egg.  When a spermicide is combined with a barrier method of birth control, it is even more effective.  Unlike other methods of birth control, barrier methods are used only when you have sexual intercourse. So, what are the different barrier methods … Read More

Minimally Invasive Management Options for Fibroids

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Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the muscular layers of the uterus.  They are a common occurrence among women of childbearing age.  In some cases, uterine fibroids do not cause symptoms and will go away on their own.  However, in other cases, they can cause symptoms such as pain, excessive menstrual bleeding and infertility. Fortunately, … Read More

Menstrual Migraines

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According to the National Headache Foundation, women suffer migraines three times more frequently than their male counterparts, and menstrual migraines affect 60% of the women who experience migraine headaches.  A menstrual migraine is a severe headache that occurs before, during or immediately after a woman’s menstrual period, or during ovulation.  It is brought on by … Read More

What Should I Expect From Menopause?

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If you are a women and are in your late forties or early fifties, you may be wondering what to expect from the next phase in your life:  Menopause.  You have survived puberty, made it through the hormonally-charged teenage years, muddled through countless menstrual cycles and handled multiple pregnancies….so what is next?  While Menopause can … Read More

Pelvic Pain: Causes and Treatments

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Pelvic pain is a common problem affecting women and can be caused by a variety of factors including painful menstruation, pelvic joint instability, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), sexually transmitted diseases, ovarian cysts and cancer.  Before prescribing any type of treatment for pelvic pain, it is important to first accurately diagnose the cause … 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