Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

What is normal uterine bleeding? The normal length of a woman’s menstrual cycle is usually 24-35 days. Normal uterine bleeding lasts about a week. What is considered abnormal bleeding? Any time outside of a woman’s menstrual cycle that uterine bleeding occurs, it is considered abnormal. Examples of Menorrhagia (heavy periods) may include: Bleeding or spotting […]

Endometriosis

Endometriosis Treatment

Endometriosis Pain Endometriosis 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. To learn about your endometriosis treatment options in the Los Angeles area, see the links below. Signs Of Endometriosis If you have any of […]

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

How are they caused? Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are transmitted in various ways, including through bacteria, parasites and viruses. STDs are typically transmitted through anal or oral intercourse. However, it is possible to contract an STD by skin-to-skin contact if the area is infected or there is a sore – specifically with HPV or Herpes. […]

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, […]