7 Benefits of Skipping Periods With Birth Control

Periods are a part of life for women, but many women would like to be able to control when they happen. Others may have a history of difficult periods and just want to do without the stress. Taking birth control pills continuously represents a common and safe method for managing menstrual disturbances and other associated … Read More

If You Suffer From Endometriosis, Better Help May Be Coming

Despite the fact that endometriosis is fairly common, we still don’t have a good handle on exactly what causes the condition. This has prevented researchers from developing the most effective treatments. Several new studies may offer promise for women with endometriosis. These studies may signal potential breakthroughs, leading to much more effective ways to alleviate the pain that endometriosis causes. Endometriosis occurs when tissue, which … Read More

Skip Periods With Birth Control (Video)

Patients often have questions whether they are able to, and whether it is safe to skip their period by continually taking hormonal birth control. Colleen Raymond, MD, OB/GYN at Cleveland Clinic, answers this and provides insight about the effects of taking hormonal birth control pills without stopping the hormones (i.e. skipping over the placebo pills). … Read More

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Heavy Periods? You’ve Got New Options (Video)

Women whose heavy periods interfere with work, social activities or exercise need to see a doctor. If no serious problem is found, new treatments can drastically reduce bleeding and make life much easier. Hysterectomy is not the only solution. Depending on what is causing the issue, your doctor might recommend tranexamic acid, an over-the-counter remedy, … 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