Fibroids: What are they and how do I deal with them?
Uterine fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) tumors that grow in or around the wall of the uterus, also known as myomas or leiomyomas. They are extremely common, affecting about three-quarters of women at some point in their life, and one of the most common reasons women undergo gynecologic surgery. They don’t always cause symptoms, but women with fibroids may experience heavy, prolonged, irregular, or painful menstrual bleeding, urinary or bowel problems, pain during intercourse, or complications with pregnancy (infertility or miscarriage). ( READ MORE )
The Woman at the End of the Speculum
Laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery represents a historic advance in medicine and surgery, achieving a 50% reduction in hospital-acquired infection rates and decreasing hospital readmissions and wound infections by 65%. Patients, however, don’t judge us only by these statistics or for our clinical excellence. Patients judge us by how we greet them, how we listen, and whether we respect and preserve their dignity. ( READ MORE )
MISforWomen.com is a service of the AAGL, a non-profit association of minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons from all over the world. For over 40 years, the surgeons in the AAGL have worked to advance the minimally invasive surgical procedures and technologies that now allow millions of women each year to experience less pain and return to their daily routines more quickly following surgery.