Category Archives: menstrual issues

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder. What is it? How to treat it?

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder “PMDD”, aka “PMS.”  The strict criteria of this disorder affects up to 12% of women, although 80% of women report at least one physical (or psychiatric) symptom during the luteal phase (last 2 weeks of their “month”).  Most … Continue reading

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Are you a woman with fibroids?

  Are you a woman with fibroids?  What are they?  Why do you have them?  What can you do about them? Fibroids are a common benign neoplasm.  They are more common in older women and African American women.  In fact, … Continue reading

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Endometriosis

This is the presence of endometrial tissue (the tissue lining the uterus) found outside the uterine cavity.  This affects up to 10% of reproductive-aged women.  Endometriosis is a diagnosis to consider in women with pelvic pain or infertility.  Some women … Continue reading

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What side effects to expect from your hormonal contraception?

Hormonal contraceptives are medicines (with hormones in it)that decrease your risk of getting pregnant.  This can be in the many forms: a pill, a patch, a ring inside the vagina, implants under the skin, or an intrauterine device. Most women … Continue reading

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PMS

PMS is real and if you have it (or live with someone with it) it can be really disturbing to everyone.  What is it? How can we treat it?  Read on. . . PMS is premenstrual syndrome.  It occurs the … Continue reading

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Do you feel like you gush like a geyser when on your period? New medical help. . .

Heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia) is common enough to cause 10 to 30% of women to seek a physician’s help.  Often the bleeding is severe enough to affect social and emotional well-being.  The current treatment options have been non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pills … Continue reading

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