Cone Biopsy or LEEP: What’s the difference?

Cone Biopsy and LEEP

What is a Cone Biopsy? A cone biopsy removes a cone-shaped wedge of abnormal tissue that is high in the cervical canal to be examined under a microscope.  How is a Cone Biopsy performed? A small amount of normal tissue around the perimeter of the site is also removed so that a margin free of […]

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 […]

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Learn more about gynecological cancers September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, so let’s look at some of the issues we deal with here at Complete Women Care. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are five main types of cancer that affect a woman’s reproductive organs: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. As […]

Yeast Infections

Yeast Infections

What is a Yeast Infection? According to ACOG, a yeast infection (also known as, Candidiasis) is caused by an overgrowth of the fungus, Candida. Who′s at risk of getting a vaginal yeast infection? Women of all ages, including young girls can get vaginal yeast infections. Almost all women will get a yeast infection at some point in […]

Urodynamic Testing

Urodynamic Testing

Urodynamic Testing Guide Urodynamic testing is a series of tests that is simple and painless. This study allows the evaluation of any problems your bladder may have with storing and/or emptying urine. Your lower urinary tract The lower urinary tract has two main functions, storing and emptying urine. The bladder is a muscle-lined organ which […]

Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary Tract Infections

How do Urinary Tract Infections develop? Most UTIs start in the lower urinary tract, which is made up of the urethra and bladder.  Bacteria from the bowel live on the skin near the anus or in the vagina. Since women’s urethras are located at the in the front of the vagina, they are more prone to […]

Endometrioma

Endometrioma: doctor's hands

What is Endometrioma? Endometrioma is a condition where endometrial tissue is found outside the uterus. It is ‘trapped’ in the pelvic area and lower tummy (abdomen) and, rarely, in other areas in the body. Ovarian endometriomas are sometimes called “chocolate cysts.” What Causes Endometrioma Symptoms? Endometriosis is a condition where endometrial tissue is found outside […]

Uterine Fibroids

What are Fibroids? Uterine Fibroids are benign tumors that originate in the muscle part of the uterus called the myometrium. They are the most common solid benign growth within the reproductive tract. Many women are unaware that they may have fibroids during some part of their lives. What causes them? Fibroids are caused by genetic changes, […]