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I'm Embarrassed About Having Incontinence

Leaking urine or having to scramble to find a ladies’ room quickly can be embarrassing. But we can help. Learn about the treatment options for incontinence.
Dec 1st, 2022

Do Fibroids Go Away on Their Own?

Uterine fibroids, which affect 20-80% of women before the age of 50, don’t necessarily require treatment. Find out whether your fibroids need treatment or if they’ll disappear on their own.
Nov 1st, 2022

Can a Hysterectomy Solve My Chronic Pelvic Pain?

Chronic pelvic pain can result from a variety of conditions, ranging from endometriosis or ovarian cysts to uterine fibroids or cancer. Learn about whether a hysterectomy could relieve your pelvic pain.
Sep 8th, 2022

6 Signs That Might Indicate You Have Fibroids

How do you know if you have uterine fibroids, a condition that affects as many as 80% of women? Any of these six symptoms could signify fibroids and call for evaluation by an expert gynecologist.
Aug 9th, 2022

Can Incontinence Be Prevented?

Lots of women develop incontinence. But does that mean you have incontinence in your future? Maybe not. Learn about some of the steps you can take starting today to reduce your risk.
Jul 12th, 2022

Understanding HPV

Knowing about HPV — including how to avoid this very common sexually transmitted infection — could protect you from genital warts and cancer. Here’s a quick review of some crucial HPV facts.
Jun 1st, 2022

What’s Causing My Heavy, Painful Periods?

Are you feeling weighed down by heavy periods? Is menstrual pain interfering with your quality of life? You may not have to put up with these frustrations. Learn about the causes and the treatments that offer relief.
May 1st, 2022

Why Should I Consider a Hysterectomy?

Hysterectomy is a safe, effective way to treat a range of women’s health problems, including uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and abnormal bleeding. Learn whether this treatment may be right for you.
Apr 1st, 2022

6 STDs and How to Prevent Them

Sexually transmitted diseases are more common than you may realize, and they can cause potentially serious medical conditions. Learn some important strategies for protecting yourself from infection.
Mar 1st, 2022

The Many Benefits of Da Vinci Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery brings together the best of two worlds: your surgeon’s expertise and the exceptional precision of advanced robotic technology. Learn about how robotic surgery could benefit you.
Dec 1st, 2021

Myths and Facts About Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts affect a surprisingly large number of women -- which is why all women need to know the basic facts about this common condition. Can you separate the facts from the myths?
Nov 1st, 2021

How to Manage Incontinence Without Surgery

Are you struggling with urinary incontinence? Surgery is sometimes the answer, but several nonsurgical approaches can make a big difference for many women. See what might work for you.
Oct 1st, 2021

8 Risk Factors for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse can cause a range of symptoms, including pelvic pain, pelvic fullness, urinary incontinence, and constipation. Find out if you have any of the risk factors linked to this condition.
Sep 1st, 2021

What Happens if Endometriosis Goes Untreated?

A range of safe, effective treatments can reduce endometriosis symptoms, such as heavy bleeding, menstrual pain, and problems getting pregnant. Learn about why you shouldn’t wait to receive treatment.
Jul 21st, 2021

5 Signs of Vulvodynia

If you feel pain down there, you may have vulvodynia, a condition that causes discomfort in the outer genital area. Check out these common signs of vulvodynia, and learn about your treatment options.
Jun 9th, 2021

What To Do About Overflow Incontinence

Do you leak urine throughout the day and night? Do you have a sense of fullness in your bladder even after you’ve urinated? If so, you may have overflow incontinence. Here’s what you need to know about this condition.
May 10th, 2021

How Hormone Levels Impact Vaginal Health

Changing hormone levels can have a frustrating effect on your vagina, leading to vaginal dryness, discomfort during sex, and even urinary incontinence. Find out how we can help you restore your hormone levels.
Apr 5th, 2021

Is Endometrial Ablation Safe?

Endometrial ablation, which destroys the lining of your uterus, is a safe, effective way to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding. Learn who can benefit from this minimally invasive treatment option.
Mar 10th, 2021

Treatment for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

If you’re experiencing incontinence or feeling pressure in your lower abdomen, pelvic organ prolapse could be to blame. Learn about how treatment can address this common women’s health condition.
Jan 21st, 2021

Understanding the Different Types of Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts are more common than you may realize. Although some go away on their own, others require treatment. Learn about the different types of ovarian cysts and how they could affect your health.
Dec 1st, 2020

How Robotic Surgery Works

Robotic surgery isn’t performed by a robot, but it does give your human surgeon enhanced capabilities, such as magnified vision and increased wrist motion. Learn about robotic surgery’s many benefits.
Nov 3rd, 2020

The Link Between Hysterectomy and Incontinence

Having a hysterectomy could increase your risk of urinary incontinence, a common condition in women. Understanding the links between the two can help you make the best choices for your health.
Oct 12th, 2020

5 Foods for Vaginal Health

You know that a healthy diet is good for your overall well-being. But did you know that certain good-for-you foods can also help keep your vagina in good shape? Here are five vagina-supporting foods.
Sep 23rd, 2020

What to Expect During Your First Pap Smear

A Pap smear checks for the presence of abnormal cells in your cervix. Finding and treating abnormal cells early can prevent cervical cancer. If you’ve never had a Pap smear, here’s what to expect.
Aug 31st, 2020

STD Testing: When Should I Get Tested?

Getting checked for sexually transmitted diseases can help protect your health and prevent potentially serious complications. Find out when you should be tested.
Jul 23rd, 2020

My Pap Test Results Were Abnormal — What Now?

Just because you receive abnormal results from your Pap test doesn’t mean you have cervical cancer. But it typically does mean you need follow-up testing and evaluation. Here’s what to expect after an abnormal Pap test.
Jun 12th, 2020

Understanding the 4 Types of Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are a common cause of pain and heavy bleeding in premenopausal women. Here’s what you need to know about the four types of uterine fibroids, along with their symptoms and treatment options.
Feb 1st, 2020

Top Reasons for Abnormal Bleeding

Heavy periods, unusually long or short periods, spotting between periods, bleeding after sexual intercourse, and other abnormal bleeding can have a range of causes. Treatment can relieve your symptoms.
Jan 1st, 2020

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for You?

If menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, loss of libido, or vaginal dryness are interfering with your quality of life, hormone replacement therapy could help. Learn about whether it’s right for you.
Dec 1st, 2019

Why You Have Pelvic Pain

If you have pain in your pelvic region, you’re not alone. There are several conditions that cause women to have pain in their abdomen, lower back, or genitals. Here are a few reasons you may be hurting.
Sep 30th, 2019

5 Reasons You Might Need a Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy, or removal of the uterus, is the second most common type of gynecological surgery among women of reproductive age. Here are five reasons
Sep 10th, 2019

How Does Endometriosis Affect Fertility?

Endometriosis, a condition in which uterine tissue grows outside the uterus, can interfere with fertility. But treatment can make it possible for women with endometriosis to have successful pregnancies.
Aug 5th, 2019

What Every Woman Should Know About HPV

HPV causes the most common kind of sexually transmitted infection in the United States and affects more than 80% of women at some point in their lives. It can lead to genital warts and some kinds of cancer. Learn how to protect yourself.
May 6th, 2019

5 Tips for Maintaining Bone Strength as You Age

As we get ready to observe National Osteoporosis Month in May, we’d like you to take time to think about whether you’re doing enough to keep your bones healthy. Here are five ways to maintain bone strength as you age.
Apr 5th, 2019

What You Should Know About da Vinci Robotic Surgery

Robots can now make your surgery — and recovery — easier. Learn all about the da Vinci® Surgical System, a minimally invasive procedure that incorporates laparoscopic surgery and robot-assisted technology.
Mar 14th, 2019

Why You Should Have Pelvic Pain Evaluated by a Doctor

If you’re having pelvic pain, don’t wait any longer to have it checked out. Pelvic pain can be a sign of a serious medical condition, such as endometriosis or infection. Treatment can provide you with welcome pain relief.
Feb 7th, 2019

What is Fertility-Sparing Endometriosis Surgery?

If you have endometriosis, you may struggle with infertility. Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery can remove endometrial implants without harming your reproductive organs, making it more possible for you to get pregnant.
Dec 6th, 2018

10 Warning Signs of Ovarian Cysts You Should Not Ignore

Many women develop ovarian cysts at some time in their lives. Although cysts often go away on their own, you shouldn’t ignore the symptoms, which in rare cases could be a sign of ovarian cancer. Be on the lookout for these 10 warning signs.
Sep 13th, 2018

5 Options for Treating Heavy Periods

Menstrual bleeding is annoying enough, but heavy bleeding, also known as menorrhagia, is even worse. Not only is it annoying, but it can cause fatigue or iron deficiency. Learn five treatments that can provide relief.
Aug 2nd, 2018

What’s That Cramp? When Not to Ignore Pelvic Pain

When it comes to pelvic pain, it’s not always a good idea to tough it out. It may be a symptom of a harmless condition or could be a sign of something more serious. Knowing when to seek help is key.
Jul 6th, 2018