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 […]

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 […]

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, […]