Fibroids: Are They Making Sex Painful for You?

Most women have or have had uterine fibroids but didn’t even know it. These benign growths are a common occurrence and usually don’t cause any symptoms. There are times, however, that their presence causes problems. Find out about symptoms and treatment options, besides a hysterectomy.

Why Does It Hurt Down There? How to Relieve Your Pelvic Pain

If you’re frustrated with chronic pelvic pain that hasn’t responded to treatment, you’re not alone. Many women suffer from chronic pelvic pain, and it is often difficult to diagnose because there are so many potential causes. “Pelvic pain can sometimes be a sign of a gynecological problem, such as cysts on the ovaries, endometriosis, pelvic … Read More

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What the New Pelvic Exam Guidelines Mean for You

Not every woman needs a pelvic exam every year, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP). However, you may want to hold off on canceling that appointment. Experts say skipping your pelvic exam could still have some unintended negative consequences on your health. The pelvic exam has important benefits, says OB/GYN … Read More

Fibroids and You: 4 Biggest Myths Busted

When women hear they have uterine fibroids, they are often understandably worried. Their reaction could be primed by girlfriends, family members or even a doctor. Many voices can chime in about what fibroids are, how to best treat them and how they impact a woman’s health. But there’s lots of misinformation out there about fibroids. Lingering … Read More

Fibroids and Hysterectomy: Get a Second Opinion (Video)

More than half of all women have fibroids. The good news is that many of them don’t even know it. If you have fibroids that cause painful periods and other problems, don’t agree to a hysterectomy before getting a second opinion. Experts have many less invasive ways to treat these uterine growths, from medication to … Read More

Hysterectomies: Are They Always Non-Negotiable?

Many women hear that they need a hysterectomy to cure problems like heavy vaginal bleeding. After all, removing the uterus and/or ovaries has been the standard treatment for many years. But hysterectomy is not a woman’s only option today. Hysterectomy has major implications for your body and life. You need to ask yourself questions like, … Read More

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You Don’t Have to Go With the Flow

Do you ever get tired of being told to go along with the flow? I do! Just because many midlife perimenopausal women experience heavy menstrual flow, it does not mean you have to accept this. Importantly, you do not have to choose to have a hysterectomy to cure the problem either! In the past, it was said it was … Read More