Gynecologic Problems

Cancer of the Cervix

What is cancer of the cervix? A woman’s cervix (the opening of the uterus at the top of the vagina) is covered by a thin layer of tissue made up of cells. Healthy cells grow, divide, and are replace... Continue Reading..

Perimenopause and Menopause

Read full article at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. What are menopause and perimenopause? Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 1 year. The average age... Continue Reading..

Endometrial Hyperplasia

Read full article at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. What is endometrial hyperplasia? Endometrial hyperplasia occurs when the endometrium, the lining of the uterus, becomes to... Continue Reading..

Treating Infertility

Read full article at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. What is infertility? Infertility is defined as not having become pregnant after 1 year of having regular sexual intercours... Continue Reading..

Evaluating Signs of Infertility

What is an infertility evaluation and how can I learn more about the signs of infertility? During an infertility evaluation, exams and tests are done to try to find the cause of infertility. If a caus... Continue Reading..

What is Vulvodynia?

What is vulvodynia? Vulvodynia is chronic (long-lasting) pain and discomfort of the vulva that is not caused by an infection, skin disease, or cancer. It is likely that many factors, including those r... Continue Reading..

What is Chronic Pelvic Pain?

Read full article at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. What is chronic pelvic pain? Chronic pelvic pain is pain in the pelvic area that lasts for 6 months or longer. Chronic pai... Continue Reading..