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Former CIGC patient Maria had endometriosis for 20 years before she found relief from severe pain. Doctors dismissed her. OBGYNs misdiagnosed her. They told her the pain was all in her head. In a Facebook Live event for March’s Endometriosis Awareness Month, Maria joined CIGC Director of Education and Community Outreach Nilofar Kazi to talk …

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Having a hysterectomy is like flying to a country you’ve never been to before. Your arrival at this new place—life without a uterus and the central role it has played in your life for many years—can bring excitement and discovery. It can bring a few challenges, too. While woman all experience the physical and emotional …

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Maria Yeager started the online support group Adenomyosis Fighters after struggling with severe symptoms from adenomyosis for 17 years. After countless doctor appointments, dismissed symptoms and debilitating pain, she knew she didn’t want any other women to go through the same difficult journey without support. CIGC is proud to partner with Yeager and Adenomyosis Fighters …

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Hysterectomy specialists at The Center for Innovative GYN Care can help you determine whether a hysterectomy is right for you. Talk with a patient advocate today. Request a Consultation Call 888-787-4379 ON THIS PAGE: Permanent Symptom Relief with Hysterectomy Hysterectomy for Treatment and Prevention of Cancer Gender Affirmation What Are the Risks of Hysterectomy? Should …

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Dorran was diagnosed with endometriosis after menopause. Her history of gynecological surgeries includes treatment for multiple GYN conditions over the past 17 years, but she continued to have pain until she met Natalya Danilyants, MD, in 2015. “In 1999, I had an open surgery, c-section style for fibroids,” Dorran said. “Then seven years later, in …

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sex after hysterectomyNo matter a woman’s age, having a hysterectomy can be an emotional experience. For many, it can bring up feelings of loss and fear. Loss of femininity, no longer being able to bear children, fear of diminished attractiveness. And it can bring up concerns about having sex: Will it be painful? Will I be able to enjoy it? Will I feel different to my partner? Will I even be interested in sex again?

For women experiencing severe symptoms from complex GYN conditions, the pain often gets in the way of everyday activities and responsibilities. Whether you’re missing work, canceling appointments or finding it difficult to care for others, GYN conditions can seriously limit your quality of life. Despite how it may feel at times, none of this is …

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Paul J. MacKoul, M.D., co-founder, The Center for Innovative GYN Care Women with heavy bleeding and pelvic pain due to fibroids who do NOT desire fertility can achieve permanent relief from their symptoms with hysterectomy surgery. Determining which surgical procedure is right for them depends on several crucial factors.   ON THIS PAGE: The DualPortGYN® Difference …

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After seeking help for intense pelvic pain from fibroids, Dr. LaNail Plummer was told her health was not essential. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, her surgery was delayed by four to six months. Knowing she couldn’t endure six more months of pain, LaNail sought a second opinion from CIGC.   In a Facebook Live discussion, LaNail joined CIGC Director of Education and Community Outreach Nilofar Kazi to emphasize …

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