Although uterine leiomyomas are benign tumors, its symptoms, including anemia, excessive vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, pressure-related bowel and bladder dysfunction, recurrent miscarriage and preterm labor, can severely negatively impact patients’ quality of life. Since uterine leiomyomas are three to four times more common in African-American patients, and since African-American women have 10 times higher incidence of hypovitaminosis D than white women, researchers sought to explore the impact of vitamin D3 on uterine leiomyomas.
Ulipristal is a safe and effective option for women with uterine fibroids, according to two new studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In both studies, the oral selective progesterone receptor modulator was well-tolerated, rapidly reduced excessive bleeding, and decreased the size of uterine fibroids.
Oral contraceptives have long been considered an option for relieving symptoms of dysmenorrhea, but a 2009 Cochrane review cast doubt on that claim. Now, a new study out of Sweden offers contradictory evidence.
This is a 30 year old female with polymenorrhea with dysmenorrhoea. What do the ultrasound images show?
Endometriosis affects as many as 6% of the general population. While some women with endometriosis remain asymptomatic, many women experience dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, non-cyclical pelvic pain, and subfertility. Now, new research indicates that patients with endometriosis are also more likely to develop inflammatory bowel disease.
These ultrasound images show right hydroureter with hydronephrosis. What else do you see and what is the cause?
The fibroid is a tumor that is very frequently encountered in the uterus on both clinical examinations as well as on routine pelvic sonography.
What is your diagnosis of this ultrasound image?
Microlaparoscopy is a useful tool in diagnosing various causes of pelvic pain. In this tutorial, get the basics on conscious pain mapping in gynecological surgery.
Test your diagnostic skills!