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 […]

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 […]

What’s Included in Your Well Woman Exam?

Well Woman Exam

Why is your Well Woman Exam so important? With all of the responsibilities women have to deal with in their daily lives, well woman care can fall by the wayside. Unfortunately this often has negative consequences for a woman’s health, vitality and quality of life. A regular Well Woman Check can help preventing cervical cancer caused by […]

What is HPV and how can I reduce my risk of getting it?

The Human Papillomavirus, also known as HPV, is a sexually transmitted virus. Over 80% of people will be infected by HPV at some point in their life. There are around 200 types of HPV. There are types of HPV that are considered “low risk” because they are not known to cause cervical cancer. They can, […]

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 […]