What to Expect After a Hysterectomy

When women need to have their uterus removed, they do so through a surgical procedure known as a hysterectomy. This is a significant procedure that is rarely the first choice for women and their medical providers. Even so, medical circumstances … Read More

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The Difference Between Ovarian Cysts and Fibroids

Abnormal growths on the uterus and ovaries come in multiple forms—and while these growths may seem similar and even produce some of the same symptoms, the differences between them are important for patients to understand when it comes to their … Read More

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What Makes a UTI Worse? An Ultimate UTI FAQ

Many of us have experienced it: a burning sensation while peeing along with pelvic pain. You may have a urinary tract infection, commonly referred to as a UTI. A Brief Intro to UTIs A UTI is an infection in the … Read More

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Female Anatomy 101: A Short, Simple Guide to Your Organs

A general understanding of female anatomy is helpful for everything from sexual health to cancer awareness. In addition to making conversations with your doctor a lot easier, familiarity with these terms can facilitate comfort with and understanding of our bodies. … Read More

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What is Adenomyosis? Symptoms & Treatments

With an estimated one in ten women experiencing adenomyosis, this is a fairly common condition of the uterus that can lead to debilitating pain. While we don’t know why this happens, it’s important to understand this condition, its common misdiagnoses … Read More

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Uterine Fibroids and Weight Gain

It’s a fairly common question: Can fibroids make you gain weight? Since uterine fibroids affect between 20 to 80 percent of women by the time they reach their 50s, one would think this topic would be more often talked about. … Read More

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The Difference Between Overactive Bladder and UTI

Two-thirds of women experience urinary tract discomfort. If you’re one of them, you might be wondering if a urinary tract infection or an overactive bladder is the cause. Both urinary tract infection UTI and overactive bladder are characterized by a … Read More

What to Expect After an Endometrial Ablation

Women with extremely heavy periods (who soak through a pad every two hours) have been turning to endometrial ablation to combat their most intense symptoms. During your period, your body sheds endometrium, or the lining of the uterus, and this procedure … Read More