What Causes Fibroids (And What Can I Do About It)?

What Causes Fibroids (And What Can I Do About It)?

If you’re a woman in your 30s to 50s, you have a good chance of getting fibroids — benign growths that develop from fibrous tissue in your uterus. While some women don’t even know they have fibroids, other women suffer from pain and heavy periods each month. If you...
When it’s Time to See a Doctor about Pelvic Pain

When it’s Time to See a Doctor about Pelvic Pain

While many women experience pelvic pain during their periods or during pregnancy, it’s also not uncommon to have pain during other times of life. Pelvic pain is considered “chronic” when it persists regularly for longer than six months. Sometimes the pain can be mild...
Living with PCOS

Living with PCOS

The first thing you may notice is that your menstrual cycle is off its normal schedule, or you may experience a sudden bout of the acne that hasn’t plagued you for years. You might be inclined to dismiss these situations as random occurrences; however, when combined...
Coping with Menopause Symptoms While Traveling

Coping with Menopause Symptoms While Traveling

Let’s face it – there’s never a good time to deal with the unpleasant symptoms of menopause. But while you’re traveling? That’s a very inconvenient time! You invest a lot of energy and money into planning a trip. You don’t want hot flashes, headaches, and...
When do Ovarian Cysts Require Medical Intervention?

When do Ovarian Cysts Require Medical Intervention?

It is estimated that most women develop an ovarian cyst at some point in their lifetime, although only 8-18% are reported, since many ovarian cysts cause no symptoms and resolve on their own. Some 5-10% of women will have exploratory surgery to investigate ovarian...