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Should Endometriosis Be Treated Like Cancer?

Endometriosis is truly a debilitating disease for many and it may present in several different ways. The article brings up many good points and through my experience as an endometriosis surgeon and in reading the individual comments, it is truly something that can have a significant impact on the quality of life, whether one is

Should Endometriosis Be Treated Like Cancer?2020-08-27T01:03:07+00:00

September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month

September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) awareness month. For this reason, I believe it is important to help educate women and improve awareness of this important condition that impacts the lives of so many. As sub-specialists, we see many women with difficulty conceiving, however, it is important to understand that this condition influences overall health

September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month2020-09-16T20:23:56+00:00

Breast Cancer Diagnosis May Quadruple Risk Of Diabetes And Metabolic Syndrome In Postmenopausal Women, Study Indicates

This studies' results clearly support the idea that insulin resistance (insulin elevation) is highly correlated with cancer. In a study like this, one cannot say that insulin causes cancer but overall the evidence is pointing in that direction. A quadrupling of the risk is a real association. We are not talking a 20% increase but

Breast Cancer Diagnosis May Quadruple Risk Of Diabetes And Metabolic Syndrome In Postmenopausal Women, Study Indicates2020-08-25T19:05:24+00:00

Occult or Hidden Inguinal Hernia as a Cause of Pelvic Pain in Women

Currently, in the U.S., there are fewer than five programs considering or offering treatment for inguinal hernias as a cause of pelvic pain in women. These hernias are called hidden because they are not appreciated on an exam, X-ray, or even visible initially on laparoscopy. This is a clinical syndrome that is diagnosed solely based

Occult or Hidden Inguinal Hernia as a Cause of Pelvic Pain in Women2020-08-25T18:57:20+00:00

What is Adenomyosis?

Physicians and patients are becoming more aware of the chronic disease endometriosis. What is getting ignored now is a disease that often accompanies endometriosis called adenomyosis. Adenomyosis: Endometrial cells located in the muscle wall of the uterus. All patients with endometriosis probably have some degree of adenomyosis. The pain with endometriosis is probably most often

What is Adenomyosis?2020-08-25T18:38:28+00:00

Understanding Endometriosis

We ask every patient if their period pain was worse than their peers in the teen years. The vast majority say they don't know because it was not discussed. Because so many times, endometriosis is hereditary, the mothers of younger patients with severe periods had the same themselves therefore they feel it is normal. The

Understanding Endometriosis2020-08-25T18:35:44+00:00

Obesity During Pregnancy May Hinder Fetal Brain Development, Study Indicates

Wow, is all I can say regarding this study. Although it is an early study not definitely proving anything specific, this is a monumental study with far-reaching implications. This is the first study I have seen to suggest that BMI affects fetal neurological development. Additionally, MRI evaluation was used giving credible information regarding brain function

Obesity During Pregnancy May Hinder Fetal Brain Development, Study Indicates2020-08-20T17:52:42+00:00

Myomectomy May Lead To Better Quality Of Life Than Embolization For Patients With Uterine Fibroids, Research Suggests

Patients often ask about uterine artery embolization as an alternative to surgical removal of fibroids. Like many procedures that arise in different specialties, in this case, radiology, uterine artery embolization was proposed years ago to "treat" symptoms of fibroids without knowledge or experience in gynecology. It was quickly shown not to be indicated in fertility

Myomectomy May Lead To Better Quality Of Life Than Embolization For Patients With Uterine Fibroids, Research Suggests2020-08-10T22:00:33+00:00

Hormones and Endometriosis

Hormones and endometriosis are integrally related. This is not discussed anywhere in the literature, textbooks, and certainly not taught to upcoming OB/GYN residents currently in training. This is also true of Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowships. As Reproductive Endocrinologists, we are innately attuned to hormonal complaints from our patients. Observing through years of taking care of

Hormones and Endometriosis2020-08-03T21:46:16+00:00
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