Gynecological Health

Can Continuous Birth Control Usage Manage Excessive Bleeding?

By Shaniqua Seth | Mar 14, 2017 | Comments Off on Can Continuous Birth Control Usage Manage Excessive Bleeding?

“I’m a 55-year-old woman that still has her period. I also have a history of fibroids. Currently, my period lasts 2-3 weeks in length and I struggle with low ferritin levels. I need to stop my period to successfully build my iron storage. For someone my age, would the birth control pill Lybrel be a suitable option for me?”

What Treatment Options Are Available for Older Women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

By Shaniqua Seth | Mar 7, 2017 | Comments Off on What Treatment Options Are Available for Older Women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition where any of the pelvic floor organs drop into or outside of the vaginal canal or anus. The most common causes of pelvic organ prolapse are pregnancy and childbirth. Other causes include constipation, hysterectomy, and chronic, long-term coughs.

Is Uterine Fibroid Embolization Safe?

By Shaniqua Seth | Feb 7, 2017 | Comments Off on Is Uterine Fibroid Embolization Safe?

Uterine fibroids are a very common women’s health topic that is typically not a cause for worry. Uterine fibroids are benign lumps of tissue and muscle that form in and around the uterus. The most common symptoms include heavy bleeding and abdominal pain.

Prolapsed Bladder and Treatment Options After a Hysterectomy

By Shaniqua Seth | Jan 31, 2017 | Comments Off on Prolapsed Bladder and Treatment Options After a Hysterectomy

A fallen bladder, also known as cystocele or prolapsed bladder, is common after hysterectomies. It involves the bladder falling into the vaginal canal.

Is a Pelvic Examination Necessary After a Hysterectomy?

By Shaniqua Seth | Oct 27, 2016 | Comments Off on Is a Pelvic Examination Necessary After a Hysterectomy?

Question: I had a hysterectomy in 2012. One doctor told me I would only need a pelvic exam every 3-5 years, while another doctor said that I still need yearly pelvic exams. Is there a lower risk of ovarian cancer…

Is Skipping Your Period Safe?

By Shaniqua Seth | Oct 20, 2016 | Comments Off on Is Skipping Your Period Safe?

The National Women’s Health Network supports women who are interested in decreasing the frequency of their periods (menstrual cycle) or even stopping their periods entirely. This practice is called “menstrual suppression.”

At What Age Can I Get a Hysterectomy?

By Shaniqua Seth | Oct 13, 2016 | Comments Off on At What Age Can I Get a Hysterectomy?

At what age do doctors allow women in the United States to have a hysterectomy?

What Options Do I Have to Shrink My Fibroids?

By Shaniqua Seth | Sep 30, 2016 | Comments Off on What Options Do I Have to Shrink My Fibroids?

Muscular tumors that grow in the uterine wall, called “fibroids,” are extremely common; about 30 percent of women experience fibroids by age 35, and about 70-80 of women have fibroids by age 50.

What to Do About My Irregular Periods?

By Shaniqua Seth | Aug 4, 2016 | Comments Off on What to Do About My Irregular Periods?

Drugs, stress, eating disorders, weight, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and/or varying medical disorders can all factor into why irregular menstrual cycles occur and how long they will last. A regular menstrual cycle can signal that essential body parts are working normally.

Is A Pelvic Exam Possible After a Hysterectomy?

By NWHN Staff | Jul 28, 2016 | Comments Off on Is A Pelvic Exam Possible After a Hysterectomy?

Your uterus is not the only part of the body examined during a pelvic exam. In addition to the uterus, a doctor will also examine the vulva, vagina, cervix, rectum and pelvis for any abnormalities. Depending on the type of hysterectomy you received, other areas may still need to be examined during a pelvic exam.