Blog Archive

IBS and Menstruation: What You Need to Know Oct 13th, 2021

Do you notice that your irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms are worse during the menstrual phase of your cycle? If so, you’re not alone. Many women with IBS find that their symptoms are worse during their period. Fatigue, sensitivity to gassy foods, backache, pelvic pain, premenstrual syndrome, and insomnia are...

Beyond Pills: What are my Birth Control Options? Sep 9th, 2021

Over 72 million American women currently use contraception, and while the pill is a popular form of birth control, it’s not the only method. There isn't one “best” form of birth control because the right method of birth control varies from woman to woman based on health and personal choice. ...

Family Planning: How an OB/GYN Can Help Aug 16th, 2021

Family planning services are designed to help you plan the size of your family. Depending on your family goals, these services can help you prepare for pregnancy or prevent pregnancy. In short, family planning is about creating your family the way you want it. Dr. Essam Taymour and our team...

Do I Have Painful Bladder Syndrome? Jul 22nd, 2021

Occasional pelvic pain isn’t uncommon. Menstrual cramps and constipation are two conditions that frequently contribute to pelvic pain. But what if the occasional incidence of pelvic pain isn’t occasional any longer? If you’re suffering from chronic pelvic pain, Dr. Essam Taymour and our team at Gynecology and Obstetrics Medical Group...

6 Signs of Uterine Fibroids Jun 29th, 2021

Most women develop at least one fibroid throughout their childbearing years, but unless you have symptoms, you might not even realize you have one. Uterine fibroids, also called leiomyomas, aren’t always asymptomatic though. About 15 million of the 126 million women who have fibroids struggle with unpleasant symptoms. Fibroids are...

Is There a Cure for Endometriosis? May 20th, 2021

Endometriosis is a disorder that affects women in their reproductive years. If you have endometriosis, uterine tissue grows where it shouldn’t — outside of the uterus. This can cause pain as well as infertility issues. If you’re one of the 176 million women across the globe who have endometriosis, you...

5 Ways to Manage Vaginal Dryness Apr 14th, 2021

Vaginal dryness is a common problem: 17% of women age 18-50 report vaginal dryness, and 34% of women over 50 report dryness. But only 4% of women with vaginal dryness seek treatment. These statistics highlight a bleak reality: Many women suffer in silence. Dr. Essam Taymour and our team at...

Pelvic Pain and Depression: What's the Link? Mar 9th, 2021

Depression is often regarded as a health condition that affects a person’s mental wellness. But the reality is that mental and physical health are deeply connected. At Gynecology and Obstetrics Medical Group in Long Beach, California, Dr. Essam Taymour understands that there’s a connection between pelvic pain and depression. He...

When Menstrual Pain Stems From Something More Serious Feb 12th, 2021

From an early age, many women are taught that menstrual pain is simply part of being a woman, but is that always the case? How do you know if your period cramps or pelvic pain are normal or if they’re an indication of a more serious underlying health issue? Here...

What All Women Need to Know About STDs Jan 13th, 2021

Here’s an alarming fact: At this moment, more than 110 million Americans have a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Even more alarming is that you could be part of this statistic and not even realize it. The truth is that many STDs don’t have obvious symptoms, which is potentially why so...

How Fibroids Can Affect Your Everyday Life Dec 10th, 2020

Most women develop uterine fibroids over the course of their lifetime, and many have no symptoms at all. Others, however, have to deal with a variety of unpleasant side effects from these benign tumors that can be microscopic in size, or as big as a softball.  Even though uterine fibroids...

How Hormone Replacement Therapy Can Help You Through Menopause Nov 30th, 2020

If you’re a woman, you’ll face menopause at some point in your life. For most women in the United States, this life transition occurs around age 51, but it typically begins long before that. The physical and emotional changes of menopause can leave you feeling like your world has flipped...

How Endometriosis May Affect Your Chances of Getting Pregnant Oct 26th, 2020

Endometriosis is a widespread condition affecting more than 10% of American women of childbearing age and about 176 million women worldwide. There are several symptoms and complications as a result of endometriosis.  One of the most common complications of endometriosis is trouble getting pregnant. About a third to half of...