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 […]

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

What is Urinary Incontinence? According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), urinary incontinence simply means leaking urine. Incontinence can range from leaking just a few drops of urine to complete emptying of the bladder. Symptoms Urgency – Having a strong urge to urinate Nocturia – Waking from sleep to urinate Dysuria – Painful urination Nocturnal enuresis – Leaking urine […]

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 […]

Discharge draining from the breast

What defines discharge? According to healthline.com, nipple discharge is basically any fluid that is leaking out of the nipple. You may need to squeeze the nipple for the fluid to come out or it may come out involuntarily. When is it common to occur? Nipple discharge is typically present during a woman’s reproductive years. The discharge […]

What is a pelvic organ prolapse?

Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) Pelvic Organ Prolapse is when tissue and muscles are no longer able to support the pelvic organs and they begin to drop. What causes this to happen? The main reason POP occurs is because of childbirth.  Other reasons may include: aging, menopause, and other pelvic support problems. Symptoms There are many […]

What is Ovarian Cancer?

Ovarian Cancer: What Is It? Doctor examining tests

What is Ovarian Cancer? Ovarian cancer is a growth of malignant cells that starts in a woman’s ovaries, or the reproductive glands that produce ova. While ovarian cancer takes place in the ovaries, cancer that begins elsewhere in a female’s body and ends up in the ovaries is not considered the same thing. Ovarian tumors in […]

How we can help postpartum blues

What is postpartum blues? Nearly 80% of women will experience an emotional roller coaster known as the ‘baby blues’ after giving birth. According to the CDC, 11-20% of women yearly have postpartum depression symptoms. This means that approximately 600,000 women get PPD each year in the US alone. Postpartum blues is a healthy range of […]

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 […]