Tag: Irregular bleeding

Yes, the COVID19 Vaccine can Change your Period–but only briefly

A new study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology supports what most women have been reporting since vaccination against COVID-19 started: their menstrual cycles or period length change after vaccination. Women have reported their periods were late, their bleeding was heavier than usual or even painful. Even some postmenopausal women have reported having a period after […]

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Period Changes? Is it the pandemic? COVID19? the Vaccine? the NIH wants to know!

As OBGYNs, one of the more common complaints patients bring up with us are irregularities in their periods.  For many women, periods of stress: travel, final exams, a big move, major life events, can throw off their cycle for a month or two.   For other women, there are medical issues: hormonal, structural, that cause the […]

Bleeding after menopause: Yes, you should come in!

  Menopause is defined as 12 consecutive months without a period when no other explanation is found.  There are so many other symptoms and changes that come with menopause, many begin in mid to late forties and continue until mid to late 50s.  However, the ending of the period is the defining characteristic of menopause […]

What’s the fertility diet?

  In the fall of last year, a publication from the large Nurses’ Health Study, identified lifestyle and dietary issues clearly associated with reproductive health. With access to over 25,000 pregnancies, the Nurses’ Health Study allows the prospective monitoring of women’s health and lifestyle choices. Some take home lessons: A Normal BMI: 20-25, is associated […]

When is Bleeding Abnormal

  What is normal when it comes to a period?   It’s estimated that 1.4 million women in the US will experience abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) each year. For women in perimenopause, about  half or 50% of will experience irregular and/or heavy bleeding. Heavy menstrual bleeding and/or periods that show up unexpectedly can wreak havoc […]

Fibroids and Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

Fibroids and Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques ¨ What are fibroids? Fibroids, also called myomas or leiomyomas, are an abnormal growth of the uterine muscle (myometrium). These benign tumors are not a form of cancer, but they are the most common solid pelvic tumor and are expected to affect 20-25% of reproductive age women. Because not […]