Monthly Archives: August 2014

Pelvic Pain

The Apple, by Robin Lassiter

Pain in the lower abdomen is one of the most common symptoms causing a woman to seek care at the gynecologist. While often associated with reproductive organs, pelvic pain can have many sources including infection, inflammation or abnormality of the bladder, bowels, nerves, bones or muscles in the area. Therefore, a thorough evaluation is always […]

A FGM Testimonial

“It is hardly a month since Dr. Marci Bowers performed a clitoral reconstruction, clitoroplasty, following the FGM that I underwent at nine years old. The surgeon’s empathy for victims of FGM is unmistaken. My first encounter with her during a pre-surgery assessment revealed her relentless efforts to restore wholeness to us. She does not only […]

Uterine Fibroids

For women who are experiencing heavy and/or prolonged menstrual bleeding, a careful gynecological evaluation should include the presence of uterine fibroids. Also known as leiomyomas, those benign growths of the uterus may cause pelvic pressure, constipation, changes in urination and discomfort. Fibroids are very common and it is estimated that approximately 70% of women have […]