Do I Need to See a Urogynecologist? Five Symptoms That Say ‘Yes’

A urogynecologist is a physician who is board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Urogynecologists are surgeons who specialize in the treatment and care of pelvic floor disorders, such as: Urinary and/or fecal incontinence Emptying disorders (bowel or otherwise) Overactive bladder Prolapse Pelvic pain Fistula Urogynecologists have additional education and training outside of…

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Why Do Many Women Ignore Unpleasant Gynecological Symptoms?

Unfortunately, women of all ages are guilty of avoiding a visit to their provider when they’re experiencing unpleasant gynecological symptoms. Some hope that the symptoms will simply go away. Ignoring or wishing away a medical issue may be tempting (and easy to do!), but gynecological symptoms or changes to reproductive health are not in the…

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Five Uterine Fibroid Symptoms That Are Often Ignored

Most women with uterine fibroids are unaware that they have them. Although it’s a common condition, uterine fibroids can go undiagnosed because they typically mimic other conditions like heavy menstrual bleeding, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis or simply severe PMS. Unfortunately, women believe that these symptoms are a part of the typical menstruation experience, meaning…

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What Can a Hysteroscopy Tell Me?

A hysteroscopy is a multi-purpose procedure that allows your physician the opportunity to closely examine your uterus’ lining (endometrium). In order to do so, he or she will use a hysteroscope, a thin tube lighted at its end. The hysteroscope is gently inserted into the vagina and carefully moved into the uterus through the cervix….

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Do I Really Need a Hysterectomy?

It’s understandable for a patient to be taken aback when their provider recommends a hysterectomy. The procedure has a reputation of being a significant and invasive surgery that often requires a long period of recovery. Today, the modern hysterectomy can differ from patient to patient and not all are invasive. Some women are candidates for…

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