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Choosing an Ob/Gyn: Questions to ask the provider and hospital

Choosing an Ob/Gyn and delivery hospital are big decisions in pregnancy. Ask your potential doctors these questions to make the best choice.

Women's Health

Application of a simple cream might reduce recurrence of pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms

Traditional repairs correcting pelvic organ prolapse have too often weakened over time and required revisional surgery. Based on promising initial data from a pilot study, we are studying whether the simple addition of vaginal estrogen might reduce the need for additional procedures in postmenopausal women.

Cancer; Men's Health; Women's Health

Fertility options for cancer survivors

Several types of cancer treatment can make it difficult or impossible for patients to have a baby. Explore the options available for people diagnosed with cancer to preserve their fertility.

Prevention; Women's Health

Müllerian anomalies: How to spot and treat an irregularly shaped or missing uterus or cervix

The uterus is normally the size of a pear and the inner cavity is triangle-shaped. However, women with müllerian anomalies can have a uterus and cervix that are abnormally shaped or missing completely. Discover what problems these anomalies can create and what treatments are available.

Women's Health

Endometrial ablation: A popular solution to abnormal bleeding for select patients

Treatment for abnormal bleeding – such as spotting throughout an entire month or heavy flow during periods – typically starts with birth control medication. However, if that proves to be ineffective, many women turn to endometrial ablation. Learn more.

Pediatrics; Prevention; Women's Health

Heavy periods aren’t normal in teens – and might indicate a serious concern

Heavy periods in teen girls are often brushed off as a normal part of adolescence. But it’s not normal, and it can indicate a more serious condition. Discover how the Young Women’s Blood Disorders Program offers proper diagnosis and treatment to prevent long-term complications.

Women's Health

What’s going on with my uterus? 3 conditions related to pelvic pain and bleeding

Women sometimes ignore abnormal bleeding or pelvic pain because they think it’s just part of life. However, Kimberly Kho, M.D., says these symptoms can be signs of abnormal cell growth in the uterus. Discover three common conditions and available treatment options.

Women's Health

Abnormal bleeding: Why women should treat it, not tough it out

Abnormal bleeding can seriously affect a woman’s quality of life at any age. Unfortunately, many women think it’s normal and don’t seek medical care, or their doctors simply don’t listen. Discover treatment options that can improve a woman’s symptoms and quality of life.

Women's Health

Breaking the silence about endometriosis

Endometriosis is an under-reported, under-discussed condition that affects an estimated 176 million women worldwide. Dr. Kho encourages women and girls to speak up, be heard, and seek care from someone who will listen and is equipped to help.