A women’s health and wellness blog about gynecologic health and common gynecologic concerns and conditions such as sex, contraception, menstrual periods, hormones, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and PCOS. The latest women’s health research, breaking health news,  fascinating facts, curious gynecologic history, current therapies, our guy’s health, fitness, nutrition, weight management, and advanced medical testing discussed by a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist: Dr. Suzanne Trupin.


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April 30, 2018

Patients have many factors that can cause uterine fibroids. And we do not mean to suggest that you caused your fibroids through poor diet. Here are just a few tips in how to eat to help lower your risks of fibroids (an hint, many of these strategies show a positive effect for endometriosis pain as well. Studies regarding...

April 23, 2018

How likely is it to have uterine fibroids? It highly varies by age, they are very uncommon in teens, and very common prior to menopause. Once it was estimated 1/100 American women have uterine fibroid according to the Nurses Health Study, but advanced ultrasounds have shown that they probably are much more common than the...

April 12, 2018

Generally the uterus is about the size of an egg, well contained in the pelvis if not pregnant, and cannot cause the abdominal wall to protrude.

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumor growth. The muscle knots that comprise a fibroid uterus can be microscopically sized or very large.

The total weight of a woman's uterus in...

March 28, 2018

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous muscle tumors of the womb. They are not symptomatic in most people, and they are extremely common occurring in about 20-40% of all women who can have children. Treatments depend on the size, the location, the goals of the patient, the amount of menstrual bleeding. One issue is really det...

February 22, 2018

  • Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) are benign (non cancerous) muscle knots of the wall of the uterus

  • They are the most common cause of hysterectomy in the country

  • 2/100 women have fibroids of the uterus by age 25, and at least 1-3/10 by age 45, o one study showed that if microscopic fibroids are included uterine...

February 21, 2018

In a new study of almost 500,000 black women, published in JAMA Dermatology, it was found that Africa American women with hair loss alopecia have much higher odds of having uterine fibroids. Medically, the researcher think, it is because both uterine fibroids and hair loss can be related to fibrous tissue abnormalities in...

February 15, 2018

Saline Infusion Sonohysterosalpinograms (SIS) are used to get additional functional and anatomic information about your uterus. On ultrasound the interior of the uterus and fallopian tubes are collapsed, but with fluid expansion information is increased. Decades ago the tests were performed by x-ray which can be done, but...

January 24, 2018

Women who have the muscle tumors of the uterus called uterine leiomyomata, and nicknamed fibroids often get pregnant and go to term. It's been thought that when women have more babies they are less likely to have problems with fibroids over time. This may be due to the high levels of hormones during pregnancy, or a direct...

January 23, 2018

These signs likely mean your period is too heavy, we’d like you to call to discuss. In fact, with the right management, some providers argue you shouldn’t need a period at all, but that’s up to a personal consultation. 

The first step would be to have a consultation regarding the reason for the heavy bleeding. The reason i...

December 7, 2017

Location! These pictures are all of the round muscle knots called uterine fibroids. Usually your physician can feel the fibroids, that are either on the outside of the uterus or ones that make your uterus large, on a pelvic examination. Not every fibroid is appreciated on pelvic exam.

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding!

Heavy periods...

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