Those non-cancerous tumors made up of cells and muscle known as fibroids can be a quirky lot. Many women with uterine fibroids have no symptoms whatsoever, and some never even know they have them. Others have painful and heavy periods and struggle with discomfort. With all these disparate situations you may be wondering if and how fibroids can affect your fertility.
Cervical cancer was once one of the most common cancers affecting women. In past years, medical researchers have reported a significant decrease in incidences of cervical cancer, which has been attributed to increase in regular Pap tests being performed. Pap tests are a crucial part of preventing cervical cancer since they can detect precancerous lesions and abnormal cell growth before cancer develops.
Most cervical cancer cases are related to the human papillomavirus (HPV). This sexually transmitted infection can influence the development of cervical cancer as it aids in the abnormal growth of cervical cells.
These cells do not always develop in the same way, which is why there are 3 discernible types of cervical cancer.
Many women living with endometriosis do not even realize that they have it. Sexual health can be a bit of a touchy topic that leaves many women feeling embarrassed about their body, but there is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of, and speaking up will only help to improve both the quality and longevity of your life.
Fibroids affect women mostly during their thirties and forties, and yes, unfortunately fibroids can cause weight gain. One might call it a “double whammy” for women.
Let’s look at what fibroids are, their symptoms, and how they can cause weight gain.
National and Worldwide Endometriosis Awareness Month is upon us, so it’s the perfect time to separate some of the lingering myths about this chronic condition from the facts, especially for young women.
Maybe you have not been diagnosed with this condition, but you experience severe and debilitating pain during your menstrual cycle or during intercourse. You may think this is just normal and how all women feel, so your first reaction is to tough it out.
You might be surprised to learn that is not at all normal.
Hearing the news that your cancer is cured is one of the greatest and most relieving feelings! After the initial wave of happiness, however, you may have a lot of questions about what comes next.
Often times, uterine polyps and uterine fibroids are categorized as the same condition. However, these two reproductive health issues are very different in their nature and how they’re treated.
In order to understand the differences, we must first understand each condition.
Vaginal atrophy is a condition that affects 4 out of 10 women after menopause.
As women age and estrogen levels decrease, the tissue of the vagina becomes very dry, losing elasticity and vitality. Vaginal atrophy may develop from premature menopause, hysterectomy, breast cancer treatment or natural menopause. Patients with this condition may experience burning, itching, tightness, and sexual discomfort.
Each year, it is estimated that there are 20 million new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in the United States. Here’s your guide to preventing, diagnosing, and treating STIs.
Our office is pleased to announced our newest member of the team, Deborah Greengrass, A.P.N.,C!
Debbie was born and raised in Massachusetts. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1997, and a masters degree in nursing from Seton Hall University in 2005.
Debbie has more than 15 years experience in OB/GYN and women’s health care. She has an extensive background in all aspects of GYN, OB and infertility care. In her free time she enjoys reading, exercise and spending time with her husband and their 2 children.