What to Expect From Your Tubal Ligation Procedure

First, what is a Tubal Ligation Procedure? For women who no longer want children, sterilization by laparoscopy provides a safe and convenient form of contraception. Once completed, no further steps are needed to prevent pregnancy. During a tubal sterilization, the Fallopian tubes are cut or blocked, which prevents pregnancy by blocking the egg’s path to […]

Things to know before having a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy

First, what is Total Abdominal Hysterectomy? The most common type of hysterectomy. During a total abdominal hysterectomy, the uterus and the cervix are removed. Cancer of the ovaries and uterus, endometriosis, and large uterine fibroids are treated with total abdominal hysterectomy. Other types of Hysterectomies Partial Hysterectomy A partial, subtotal, or supra-cervical hysterectomy removes just […]

Adenomyosis: Pain and Causes

Adenomyosis: Pain and Causes

What is Adenomyosis? According to the Mayo Clinic, Adenomyosis occurs when the tissue that normally lines the uterus (endometrial tissue) grows into the muscular wall of the uterus. The displaced tissue continues to act normally — thickening, breaking down and bleeding — during each menstrual cycle. An enlarged uterus and painful, heavy periods can result. Symptoms […]