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 […]

Toxic Shock Syndrome

What is Toxic Shock Syndrome? Per Mayo Clinic, toxic shock syndrome is a rare, life-threatening condition of certain types of bacterial infections. Often resulting from staph bacteria but can also be produced by group A streptococcus bacteria. Who can get it? Anyone can contract toxic shock syndrome, including women, children and even men. Symptoms Headaches or confusion Muscle aches Vomiting […]

What is a Bartholin Cyst?

What is a Bartholin Cyst? Three female doctors smiling

What are Bartholin Glands? According to ACOG, Bartholin glands are located under the skin on either side of the opening of the vagina.  They release fluid that helps with lubrication during sexual intercourse. If the Bartholin glands become blocked, a cyst can form, causing a swollen bump near the opening of the vagina. What are Bartholin gland cysts? Acog.org states […]