Obstetrics & gynaecology

When surgery for endometriosis is the answer

Endometriosis is a painful condition where cells similar to the lining of the uterus grow outside of the uterus. While it most commonly occurs in the pelvis, it can occur anywhere in the abdomen or pelvis.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: How to treat painful bladder syndrome

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am a 45-year-old woman with urinary challenges, including feeling the frequent urge to empty my bladder. My primary doctor said I might have interstitial cystitis and suggested I see a urogynecologist. ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

What to know about chronic pelvic pain

For many women, pelvic pain is an uncomfortable, frustrating part of their everyday life. This pain can be caused by pelvic venous congestion syndrome (PVCS), also known as pelvic venous disease.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Endometriosis: It's not just painful periods

Chronic pelvic pain—typically during menstruation—is the most common indication of endometriosis, an incurable inflammatory condition that can cause infertility, an expert says.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Researchers evaluate safety of popular method of sterilization

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 approved hysteroscopic sterilization, a less invasive type of permanent contraception branded as Essure, it was considered a turning point in birth control. But then ...

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