1. The End of Essure: Closing a Chapter on a Threat to Women’s Health

    Women suffering from the life-altering side-effects of Essure may now require a hysterectomy. Permanent birth control device Essure will no longer be sold in the United States, but for many women, the damage is already done. The protocol for removing the coils intact is well known by the CIGC laparoscopic specialists. A DualPortGYN laparoscopic hysterectomy can help women suffering from the side effects of Essure, and help them get back to their lives faster.

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  2. Anemia, Infertility, and Other Risks Of Delaying Fibroid Treatment

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    Ignoring the symptoms of fibroids can lead to long-term complications, including anemia, infertility and  other problems. Fibroid removal surgery can be performed as a myomectomy, removing the fibroids from the uterus, or as a hysterectomy, removing the uterus itself.  The advanced-trained minimally invasive GYN specialists at CICG developed the LAAM myomectomy for fertility and the DualPortGYN hysterectomy.

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  3. Spend Days, Not Weeks Recovering From Hysterectomy Or Other GYN Surgery

    Many women who suffer from fibroids, endometriosis, adenomyosis, or ovarian cysts, and who experience period-related pelvic pain or uncontrollable bleeding often put their lives on hold to get through the next bout of these symptoms, but are willing to put off having surgery because of the time necessary for recovery.

    Recovery from advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures performed by highly trained and experienced specialists actually makes it possible for women to return to their normal lives in about a week.

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  4. HYSTERECTOMY MAY STILL BE REQUIRED AFTER A FIBROID EMBOLIZATION PROCEDURE

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    Many studies have shown that embolization of large fibroids is not optimal. Before agreeing to embolization treatments for large fibroids, women need to know the possible complications that can follow the procedure.

    Embolization used on large fibroids can result in die-off and expulsion of the fibroid tumor, which can result in an infection. While many uterine infections can be treated with antibiotics, in extreme cases, the infection if unresponsive to antibiotics may require a hysterectomy.

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  5. THE RISKS OF DELAYING FERTILITY FOR WOMEN

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    For many people, putting the brakes on starting a family often makes sense. Factors can range from wanting to have a stronger foothold on a career path, be more established financially, in many cases, finding the right partner, and of course, many people just want to feel “ready.” However, waiting too long, can affect fertility and lead to heartache.

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  6. Shedding Established Taboos of GYN Conditions in the Workplace

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    Interruptions in the workplace caused by illnesses could be better managed if there was less shame and more transparency.  The preponderance of women who suffer from GYN conditions that affect their day-to-day lives is staggering. Approximately 80 percent of all women have fibroids.  Endometriosis affects an estimated 176 million women around the world. Despite this, women still hide pain related to their menstrual cycle.

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  7. 5 SIGNS YOU MIGHT HAVE ENDOMETRIOSIS: FAMILY CIRCLE

    Family Circle featured endometriosis symptoms to be aware of so that women can have more informed discussions with their doctors.

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    “It can take up to 11 years from the onset of symptoms to get diagnosed with this painful condition in which the type of tissue that grows inside of your uterus begins to grow outside of it. While there’s no cure for endometriosis—a disease that strikes one in ten women—recognizing the symptoms means you can save yourself a world of hurt.

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  8. THE SILENCE & STIGMA OF PERIOD PAIN: FIBROIDS, ENDOMETRIOSIS CAN DESTROY A WOMAN’S LIFE

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    IGNORING CHRONIC PAIN FROM GYN CONDITIONS DEEMED UNETHICAL: BEYOND THE STIRRUPS PART 3

    The modern battle cry to demand women’s voices not only be heard, but taken seriously, faces a challenge within the healthcare system that can, to this day, erode a woman’s trust in herself.

    Those with whom our health is entrusted are not always knowledgeable about complex GYN conditions that cause period pain, and are often dismissive towards their female patients. Not being taken seriously can result in delays treating complex GYN conditions like endometriosis or fibroids that put a woman’s health at risk.

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  9. WOMANHOOD IS NOT DEFINED BY A UTERUS: DEBUNKING MYTHS ABOUT HYSTERECTOMY

    Who you are today has less to do with your anatomy than it did when previous generations insisted on defining gender roles. In modern life, gender fluidity, particularly when it comes to a child’s development, has also joined the conversation. What it means to be a woman is constantly being redefined.

    When it comes to needing surgery to treat fibroidsadenomyosis or other complex GYN conditions, however, old-fashioned misunderstandings still abound. Part of the problem is not knowing just how the female reproductive system affects a woman’s overall health.

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