Progressively increasing menstrual cramping may be a symptom of endometriosis. These are caused by contractions of uterine muscle initiated by prostaglandins released from the endometrial tissue. A puzzling feature of endometriosis is that the degree of pain it causes is … Continue reading
Endometriosis is a common disorder that affects women of reproductive age. It occurs when normal endometrial tissue (the lining of the uterus) grows outside the uterus. This misplaced tissue may implant itself and grow anywhere within the abdominal cavity. The … Continue reading
A colposcopy is a special way of looking at your cervix by using a lighted, low-powered microscope. Continue reading
A LEEP (Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure) is used to cut away cervical tissue for examination or removal. For more information on LEEP, read this article.
Genital HPV infection is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Human papillomavirus is the name of a group of viruses that includes more than 100 different strains or types. More than 30 of these … Continue reading
A UTI, or urinary tract infection, is an infection anywhere in the urinary tract. UTI’s are caused by bacteria, and they have many different causes. Continue reading
Infertility is not increased by use of the Pill. Women who have taken the pill have no higher rate of spontaneous miscarriages, and do not have higher rates of bearing children with abnormalities. For more information on how to plan … Continue reading
The pill can be use for many years safely. Long term non-contraception benefits of the Pill include regulated menstrual cycle with less blood flow, reduced risk of iron deficiency anemia, and less painful periods.
This is an area of controversy and there is no definitive answer for this question. There have been studies that show no increase risk of breast cancer in birth control pill users and there have been studies that demonstrate the … Continue reading
Women using the Pill decrease their risk of uterine cancer by 50%, ovarian cancer by 40% and benign breast disease by approximately 40%.