miVIP Blog - Gynecology

Get the Facts on Uterine Fibroids from a Top Gynecologist

Uterine Fibroids: Facts From an Expert Medical Reviewer: Board-certified gynecologist, Iris Orbuch, MD Uterine fibroids, also known as leiomyomas or myomas, are non-cancerous fibrous tissue formations that grow in the wall of the uterus. Fibroids vary in size and quantity. By age 50, 70% of white women and 80% of African-American women will develop fibroids….

End Your Endo Pain: Get the Real Facts on Endometriosis

Endometriosis: Facts From an Expert Medical Reviewer: Board-certified gynecologist and endometriosis specialist, Iris Orbuch, MD Do you suffer from severe abdominal pain, heavy bleeding, difficult menstrual periods, and intestinal symptoms? You may be one of the 176 million women around the world who suffer from endometriosis, also known as “Endo.” Endometriosis is a painful condition…

Endometriosis Causes Severe Abdominal Pain for 1 in 6 Women

Endometriosis is a chronic disorder in which cell tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside of it, causing cysts or extra tissue to grow in other parts of the body. These growths can lead to painful periods, painful sex and fertility problems.Most women don’t realize that endometriosis is the source of their severe menstrual cramps…

Female Cancer Symptoms Women Should Know About

A woman has a one in eight chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. With increased awareness of the importance of early detection and the development of new treatments, the five-year survival rate for women with breast cancer in the U.S. has improved to roughly 90%….