Endometriosis affects 10-14% of women and is characterized by endometrial implants outside the uterus lining. These are often painful, associated with inflammation, and can result in scarring/adhesive disease.
Most women experience discomfort when Aunt Flo comes to visit. However, there are varying degrees of pain associated with menstruating, as it affects women differently depending on the symptoms and causes. Heavy menstruation and severe cramps not alleviated by a healthy lifestyle and use of over-the-counter pain relievers should be evaluated further by a specialist.
There are conditions that can affect the bladder – pregnancy and childbirth, trauma, prolapse of pelvic organs, menopause, infections, inflammation, and cancer. It is important to see your healthcare provider if you experience blood in the urine, burning with urination, urinary urgency or frequency, difficulty emptying, urinary incontinence or pelvic pain.
Itching down below isn’t always yeast. Vulvar itching is one of the main symptoms of lichen sclerosus. Lichen sclerosus (LSA) is a skin condition that affects the genital and anal areas but can occur on the upper body, breasts, and upper arms.
We know that many patients have questions about whether an annual visit is needed yearly. Dr. Jukes and her team know that a yearly Well Women Exam is the foundation for wellness, disease identification, and management, as well as a key component to promoting healthy life. Having a yearly gynecological exam is an important aspect of responsible preventative healthcare and ensures your physical and reproductive well-being.
After settling back into the start of what we hope will be a great year, it is important to look at our health. January is both Thyroid Awareness Month and Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.
October is breast cancer awareness month and a good time for all of us to consider risk factors for developing breast cancer. Most are familiar with the risk factors related to family and certain gene mutations (BRCA), but it’s important to also consider lifestyle-related risk factors. These are important because these are the risk factors you can do something about. We call these risk factors, modifiable. They differ from the non-modifiable risk factors like age and genetics.
Over the past 40 years, the number of deaths per year from cervical cancer has declined by 50 percent. According to the American Cancer Society, the decrease in mortality is due in large part to the higher frequency of pap smears, which started in the ’70s.
By “Vaginal Kung Fu” Allure and their experts mean hoisting rocks with pelvic floor muscles. That does sound less sexy, doesn’t it? I am using Kung Fu in the title for this post, even though it pains me more than slightly, so this piece appears in searches as this technique is unnecessary and potentially harmful.
Many women are surprised to learn that their ability to conceive decreases with age. According to the CDC “A women’s chances of having a baby decrease rapidly every year after 30”. ACOG (The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) states that at age 32 there is a decrease in fecundity [READ MORE]