Childbirth, menopause, certain skin conditions (vulvar dystrophy, lichen sclerosis), cancer treatment, and aging can cause thinning of the vagina (vaginal atrophy).
Vaginal atrophy can lead to vaginal dryness, painful sex (dyspareunia), vaginal irritation, vaginal burning, and skin discoloration of the vulva with age spots or brown spots. Other symptoms such as urinary incontinence have been successfully treated with laser therapy.
If you cannot use traditional hormone therapies, you don’t respond to estrogen treatment, or if a history of breast cancer has made it difficult for you to use other therapy methods, the Juliet™ Laser may be the answer for you.
The laser energy painlessly stimulates collagen production in the vaginal muscles and tissues to tighten and revitalize the area. It is a drug-free, non-hormonal office treatment with no down...
About 4 in 10 women have problems with sex at some point during their lives. Pain during sex may be a sign of a gynecologic problem, such as ovarian cysts or endometriosis. It may also be caused by problems with sexual response, such as a lack of desire (the feeling of wanting to have sex) or a lack of arousal (the physical and emotional changes that occur in the body as a result of sexual stimulation).
What causes sexual problems in women?
Some common causes of sexual problems in women include the following:
Hormonal changes - such as during pregnancy, perimenopause, or menopause
Cancer treatments and their side effects
Some illnesses and medications
Relationship problems with your partner
Past negative experiences
Depression, anxiety, or stress
What types of sexual problems affect women?
“Female sexual dysfunction” is a general term for a problem with sex. The problem can be a lack of interest in sex. It also can be a lack of response to sexual activity. Sexual problems fall into fo...
In addition to vaccination, regular screening and treatment of pre-cancerous lesions protects from cancer.
The uterine cervix is the lowest portion of a woman's uterus (womb), connecting the uterus with the vagina.
Cervical cancer occurs when the cells of the cervix grow abnormally and invade other tissues and organs of the body. When it is invasive, this cancer affects the deeper tissues of the cervix and may have spread to other parts of the body (metastasis), most notably the lungs, liver, bladder, vagina, and rectum.
However, cervical cancer is slow-growing, so its progression through precancerous changes provides opportunities for prevention, early detection, and treatment. Better means of detection have meant a decline in cervical cancer in the U.S. over the decades.
Most women diagnosed with precancerous changes in the cervix are in their 20s and 30s, but the average age of women when they are diagnosed with cervical cancer is the mid 50s...
Gynecologic cancers involve all of the female reproductive system, including the cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, vulva, and vagina. All women are at risk for these cancers.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, eac
h year in the United States, approximately 89,000 women are diagnosed with gynecological cancers, and over 29,000 die from them. Each gynecological cancer has different signs and symptoms, as well as different risk factors. Risk increases with age.
Infection of the cervix with human papillomavirus (HPV) is almost always the cause of cervical cancer. Women who do not regularly have tests to detect HPV or abnormal cells in the cervix are at increased risk of cervical cancer.
There are three types of ovarian cancer in adults, including: ovarian epithelial cancer, which begins in the tissue covering the ovary, lining of the fallopian tube, or the peritoneum; ovarian germ cell tumors, which start in the egg or germ cells; and...
I have been treating men and women with PRP Therapy for several years. This is a great article from PRPScienceMD.com describing prp therapy. You can also watch my video.
The human body has the exceptional magnitude to heal itself. Regeneration of new tissue is accomplished by the natural production of stem cells. PRP presents patients with a long lasting, permanent solution involving the application of concentrated platelets rich in bioactive proteins, which release growth factors to stimulate cellular regeneration and accelerate tissue repair. PRP was originally used for sports injuries, dentistry, and would healing, but now has recently evolved into improving physiological dysfunction and aesthetic concerns. Platelet Rich Plasma is one of the most advanced, effective natural treatments for cellular rejuvenation throughout the body.
HOW DOES PRP WORK?
To develop a PRP treatment, first, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient, just like a routine blood test. The blood is then s...
Many women are reluctant to bring up intimate concerns with their doctors. These concerns are very common. Symptoms may be decreased sexual pleasure due to poor lubrication, pain with intercourse, vaginal canal might feel too loose (less sensation) or too tight (discomfort), and difficulty or inability achieving an orgasm. Low sex drive or libido may also occur affecting self-esteem resulting in significant stress between partners.
The O-Shot®️, using your own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), may be an option for you.
Dr. Stefanie Schultis is a certified provider of the O-Shot®️ in the Greater New Orleans area.
Many common benefits include:
* More bladder control
* Less pain or discomfort during intercourse
* Increased natural lubrication
* Increased desire
* Stronger and more frequent orgasms
* A tighter vaginal opening
The O-Shot is an in office, non-hormonal and drug free treatment. Learn more https://www.stefanieaschultismd.com/about-prp
An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled growth on the inside or outer surface of one of a woman’s ovaries. Many women develop ovarian cysts. The majority of these growths are harmless, cause only very minor discomfort or no ovarian cyst symptoms at all, and disappear without treatment in just a few months. However, some cysts can cause severe symptoms and require urgent treatment.
Common Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts
Most ovarian cysts do not cause any symptoms, and often these cysts disappear without treatment. However, larger ovarian cysts can cause symptoms including:
Pelvic Pain: Sharp or dull ache in the lower abdominal area on the side of the body where the cyst is located.
Abdominal Discomfort: Sensation of heaviness or fullness in the abdomen.
Bloating: A bloated sensation.
Severe Symptoms Need Urgent Medical Attention
Sudden severe pelvic or abdominal pain.
Pain and vomiting or fever.
Signs of shock, such as cold, damp skin, rapid breathing, weakness, light-headedness.