What is Vaginitis? Vaginitis is an inflammation or infection of the vagina caused by an overgrowth of yeast and bacteria naturally found in the vagina. There are different types of vaginitis, and the most common types are bacterial vaginosis, candidiasis, and trichomoniasis. Vaginitis is prevalent among women and is typically easy to treat. Your Ob/Gyn…
Overview There are different kinds of ovarian cysts and most of them are noncancerous and go away on their own. Some ovarian cysts may require medical treatment or might be a sign of an underlying condition like endometriosis. For this reason our NYC ovarian cyst specialists may want to monitor a cyst by scheduling routine…
What are Uterine Polyps Uterine Polyps are growths that occur in the uterine wall or lining. Normally these growths are benign and don’t cause any medical problems. Uterine polyps’ size can range from a few millimeters to beyond 5 centimeters in length. Polyps larger than 1 cm are considered to be “large polyps,” and those…
Adenomyosis vs Endometriosis
What’s the difference: Adenomyosis vs. Endometriosis? The tissue that lines the uterus is known as endometrium. The endometrium changes with each menstrual cycle: it thickens to prepare the uterus to support the implantation of a fertilized egg and the development of a fetus. If there is no fertilized egg, the tissue breaks down and is…
Menopause Symptom Management
What is menopause? Menopause is the stage of life that marks the end of your menstrual cycles, diagnosed after you’ve gone 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period. The years leading up to menopause are known as the menopausal transition or perimenopause, which typically begins in your 40s or 50s, and may continue for several…
Fibroids and Pregnancy
Fibroids During Pregnancy The effects of uterine fibroids on pregnancy is an important consideration to make when planning to start a family. Fibroids may affect your fertility and may also impact your ability to carry a pregnancy successfully. Being diagnosed with fibroids while pregnant does not always lead to a high-risk pregnancy, but it can…
Fibroids and Cancer
If you were just diagnosed with fibroids, then you may be happy to hear that fibroid cancer is rare and a vast majority of fibroids are benign growths. When fibroid cancer is detected, it’s important to seek treatment immediately because cancer cells can spread to other areas of the body. If you are worried about…
Overview When fibroids degenerate (shrink due to loss of blood supply), towards the end of the degeneration process, they can sometimes calcify around the edges. Sometimes fibroid degeneration can cause the fibroids to completely calcify and harden. These calcified fibroids can require medical treatment for removal and relief of symptoms. The clinical team of Viva…
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS produce higher-than-normal amounts of male hormones which causes them to skip menstrual periods and may lead to infertility.
Fibroids and Weight Gain
Uterine fibroids are known to cause symptoms like heavy periods, severe menstrual cramps, and unpredictable menstrual cycles. But did you know that fibroids can cause weight gain as well?
Urinary Tract Infection Center NYC
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects any part of the urinary tract, including the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra.
Female Urinary Incontinence
Urinary incontinence — the loss of bladder control — is a very embarrassing yet very common condition.
Severe Menstrual Cramps Specialists NYC
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), more than 50 percent of women who menstruate experience menstrual cramping during the onset of their periods.
The bleeding can be considered abnormal if a woman experiences: bleeding at unusual times (between periods, after sex, during menopause), unusually long periods (seven days or longer), inconsistent menstrual cycles.
Some studies show that at least 20 percent of women who live with pelvic pain never find out what is causing their symptoms and never receive a correct diagnosis that can lead to proper treatment.
Pain During Sex
Painful intercourse, also known as dyspareunia, is sometimes caused by underlying gynecologic conditions.
Many women live with infertility and try to conceive with no success. Those who have tried to do so for more than a year are considered “infertile."
Abnormal Pap Smear
Abnormal Pap/HPV A Pap smear involves collecting cells from your cervix — the lower, narrow end of your uterus that’s at the top of your vagina. If the results of your Pap test come back positive, that means that your abnormal pap smear specialist found abnormal or unusual cells on your cervix. It doesn’t mean…
The majority of women in the U.S. will develop fibroids at some point in their lifetime.
Bleeding Fibroids Treatment NYC
It is estimated that 70 to 80 percent of women will develop uterine fibroids at some point in their life. These benign tumors, which form in or on the uterus, are often the underlying cause of heavy menstrual bleeding, unpredictable menstrual cycles, and painful periods.
An enlarged uterus is a symptom of a variety of medical conditions, including pregnancy, uterine fibroids and adenomyosis. It affects 1 in 10 women of reproductive-age.
Endometriosis is a gynecologic condition that occurs when endometrial-like tissue grows outside of the uterus, affecting the surrounding pelvic structures, such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the pelvis.
Endometrial Polyp Treatment
As medical technology that allows us to look inside the uterus improves, many women are told that they have a common abnormality of the uterine lining, called endometrial polyps.
Dyspareunia Specialist NYC
Dyspareunia is the medical term for persistent or recurrent pelvic or genital pain that occurs just before, during, or after intercourse.
Severe Menstrual Cramps
Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for difficult menstrual cramps and painful periods. These include cramps before periods, diarrhea during periods, and cramps after periods.
Adenomyosis is a relatively widespread gynecological condition that causes the tissue that lines the uterus to grow into the uterus’ muscular walls.