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How to Know if Your PMS Symptoms Are Normal

How to Know if Your PMS Symptoms Are Normal

Once a month, like clockwork, you can expect the telltale signs that your period is about to start. You may not have the exact same symptoms as the lady next door, your friend at work, or even your mom, but they tend to fall into the same category and include some...

How Does PCOS Affect Fertility?

How Does PCOS Affect Fertility?

Approximately 1 in 10 American women suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This hormonal imbalance leads to many symptoms, such as weight gain, facial hair, adult acne, and, sometimes, infertility. If you’re having trouble getting pregnant and have PCOS, you...

Is Incontinence Normal After Birth?

Is Incontinence Normal After Birth?

Pregnancy makes many changes in your body, including ones that can lead to urinary incontinence. While many women deal with incontinence after birth, you can take steps before, during, and after pregnancy to support your urinary system. Donna H. Hagberg, MD supports...

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...

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...

Is PMS Hereditary?

Is PMS Hereditary?

An impressive 90% of women in the United States report some symptoms of PMS, or premenstrual syndrome, that range from mild cramps to severe mood swings. Though most women soldier through with only mild discomfort each month, some are severely affected by PMS, which...

Will endometriosis prevent me from becoming pregnant?

Will endometriosis prevent me from becoming pregnant?

Women with endometriosis who want to have children often live in fear that they’ll never be able to conceive. Fortunately, with today’s advances in research and a better understanding of the condition than in past decades, it’s possible to have a baby even if you’ve...

Sex After Menopause Doesn’t Have To Be Painful

Sex After Menopause Doesn’t Have To Be Painful

Each year millions of women reach menopause, a time when your ovaries stop making estrogen and slow down their production of other hormones. This marks the end of the reproductive period of a woman’s life and is often marked by bothersome and uncomfortable symptoms...