MARCH IS ENDOMETRIOSIS AWARENESS MONTH

Yvonne Rice Fertility, Surgery

Endometriosis is TREATABLE! Endometriosis is one of the most misunderstood (and mistreated) diseases in Gynecology and maybe medicine in general. The following discussion aims to explain our professional experience with this disease over the last 15 years where we took a special interest in the disease and its management. Our perspective is very different than what is conventionally believed. What …

Oral Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Antagonist Relugolix Compared With Leuprorelin Injections for Uterine Leiomyomas A Randomized Controlled Trial  

Yvonne Rice Fertility, Surgery

Every year we are required as part of our board certification to read a large number of scientific articles with questions.  This article is on our list for 2019.  Now Both relugolix and AbbVie’s elagolix are oral drugs that do the same thing as Lupron, an injectable drug that has been around since the late 1980’s.  I have been in practice for 25 years and …

Botulinum Toxin for Chronic Pelvic Pain in Endometriosis

Yvonne Rice Nutrition & Wellness, Surgery, Uncategorized

I recommend pelvic floor rehabilitation therapy to all our endometriosis patients after surgery.   I do believe that pelvic floor dysfunction does play a big role in endometriosis pain.  If the pelvis, including the pelvic floor muscles are subjected to intense inflammation due to the endometriosis, then we would it is easy to understand that these muscles would be more irritable and …

Study Shows Women With Endometriosis More Likely To Use Opioids For Prolonged Periods, Use Benzodiazepines Concomitantly

Yvonne Rice Fertility, Nutrition & Wellness, Practice News, Surgery

Of course this is the case.  The medical system is failing endometriosis patients in a dramatic way.  If you were taught that endometriosis surgery doesn’t work and that it recurs anyway, and that most medicines to treat pain only work or are allowed to be used short term, then as a doctor you really don’t have anything to offer.  Many …

Menstrual Symptoms

Uterine Fibroids

Yvonne Rice Fertility, Surgery

​Uterine fibroids (also known as leiomyomas) are extremely common muscle tumors (or growths) that develop from a single muscle cell within the womb.  It is stated in the literature that up to 75% of women develop a fibroid prior to menopause (1).  That being said, not all women require intervention.  The questions that need to be answered include:  Do I …