| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Women who find themselves having a hard time getting pregnant may have endometriosis to blame. The condition is one of the most common causes of infertility. Dr. Michael A. Giudice, a physician of obstetrics and gynecology with University of Maryland St....
| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Angie Derry knew that her Essure implants were designed to remain inside her body forever. But two years after a doctor inserted the tiny coils into her fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy, the Rockford mother wants them removed.
Derry, 35, isn't...
| Nov 7, 2012
The term "pelvic floor" was not part of polite conversation a generation ago, when women with pelvic floor disorders, or PFDs, often suffered in silence.
Fortunately for the millions of women who know this acronym all too well, times have changed....
| Feb 20, 2013
| 4:33 PM
For 15 years, Lauren Stutman sought relief from her debilitating bladder pain. She saw more than 10 doctors, many of whom would assume she had a urinary tract infection and send her away with Ciproflaxin.
But the antibiotics didn't help, because Stutman...
| Apr 1, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Brie-Anne Paterson has suffered from chronic pelvic pain for more than half her life. She was the girl in gym class curled up on the locker room floor, crying and clutching her abdomen.
"I would just die the week of my period,"...
| Apr 10, 2009
| 7:40 AM
Thanks, Hollywood, for making sex look so easy. In real bedrooms, the rest of us must wrangle with some not-so-sexy issues: unsatisfactory erections, untimely ejaculation, pain, low libido, and more. Yet tending to a problem might save not only a...
| Feb 18, 2010
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What can you tell me about prostatitis? What are the treatment options?
ANSWER: A lot of men are familiar with certain prostate-related problems, such as the risk of prostate enlargement and prostate cancer. But prostatitis is a painful...