Gynecological Health

What Are Ovarian Cysts?

By Evita Almassi | Sep 14, 2017 | Comments Off on What Are Ovarian Cysts?

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs in the ovary. They are common and usually form during ovulation. Ovulation happens when the ovary releases an egg each month.

What Is Vulvodynia? Why Do I Have Pain “Down There?”

By Ali Tweedt | Aug 31, 2017 | Comments Off on What Is Vulvodynia? Why Do I Have Pain “Down There?”

Vulvodynia is pain of the vulva, which includes the labia, clitoris, and vaginal opening, that does not have an identifiable cause. For many women, this pain may feel like burning, stinging, aching or throbbing in one specific area or throughout various areas of your vulva.

What Is the HPV Vaccine?

By Ali Tweedt | Aug 17, 2017 | Comments Off on What Is the HPV Vaccine?

For the greatest protection against cancers caused by HPV, all girls and boys who are 11 or 12 years old should get the recommended series of HPV vaccine.

Warning Signs of Endometriosis

By Ali Tweedt | Aug 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Warning Signs of Endometriosis

Painful periods, also known as dysmenorrhea, are the most commonly reported menstrual disorder.

Migraines During Your Period

By Ali Tweedt | Jul 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Migraines During Your Period

Just before your period begins, the amount of estrogen in your body drops, triggering these migraines. Thankfully, there are a few different ways you can help to prevent and manage your migraines.

What Are the Side-Effects of Taking Lupron Depot-PED?

By Ali Tweedt | Jun 8, 2017 | Comments Off on What Are the Side-Effects of Taking Lupron Depot-PED?

During the initial weeks of treatment, hormone levels may increase before they decline. As a result, you may notice that symptoms of puberty get worse before they get better. Within one to two months of treatment, you should see these signs improve.

Primary Dysmenorrhea — Menstrual “Cramps” — Matters!

By NWHN Staff | May 9, 2017 | Comments Off on Primary Dysmenorrhea — Menstrual “Cramps” — Matters!

It was Thanksgiving, late afternoon—I glanced out my window to see a woman on our new neighbor’s patio, bending over, clutching her abdomen, rocking back and forth. She was clearly in agony.

Fibroids Treatment Options for Someone With a Family History of Cancer

By Shaniqua Seth | Apr 5, 2017 | Comments Off on Fibroids Treatment Options for Someone With a Family History of Cancer

Do I need to have my ovaries removed to prevent ovarian cancer?

Ending the Endometriosis Silence

By Shaniqua Seth | Mar 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Ending the Endometriosis Silence

Endometriosis is a chronic disease that affects women during their reproductive years. It occurs when uterine-lining tissue is found growing outside of the uterus, typically resulting in immense pain during and between periods, heavy and long menstrual cycles, gastrointestinal upsets, and fatigue. There is currently no cure for endometriosis and symptoms can be difficult to manage.

Is Lupron a Safe Treatment Option for Fibroids?

By Shaniqua Seth | Mar 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Is Lupron a Safe Treatment Option for Fibroids?

Lupron is the most frequently prescribed medication to treat women with uterine fibroids; however, evidence shows the use of Lupron comes with serious risks. Lupron reduces the amount of estrogen women produce by shutting down the pituitary gland to shrink fibroids, which can result in symptoms of early menopausal onset.