Let’s face it — pain is subjective and therefore, difficult to quantify. When experiencing female pelvic pain, many women find it challenging to figure out what is causing their pain and why. Is it indicative of a pathologic process like endometriosis or simply part of a normal process like menstruation? As an OB/GYN at Baylor Scott & White … Continue reading Female pelvic pain: Is it endometriosis?
Recently Dr. Drew Pinksy, a board-certified internist, addiction medicine specialist, and radio and television personality, has caused a bit of a firestorm online among women’s health advocates. During a radio podcast of his talk show several weeks ago, he made some controversial remarks about pelvic health. In short, he said that chronic pelvic pain, like … Continue reading Endometriosis: Why Dr. Drew Pinsky Got it Wrong
Experiencing extremely painful menstrual cycles and pain during intercourse are topics too personal to talk about for some women. But these pains could be related to a debilitating condition called endometriosis that effects more than eight million women in North America alone, according to the Endometriosis Foundation of America. Division director of OB/GYN at Scott … Continue reading Could your painful menstrual cycles be endometriosis?
Minimally invasive surgery isn’t only used to treat gynecologic cancers. It also can be used for urinary incontinence, uterine fibroids and endometriosis. Here, we explore what minimally invasive surgery is and some potential benefits. WHAT IS IT? Minimally invasive surgery is a downsized version of traditional surgery. Through small incisions, surgeons use tiny telescopes and … Continue reading Smaller is Better: Minimally Invasive Surgery