Pavilion for Women's Blog

July 20, 2022

Uterine fibroids affect most women at some point in their lives.

Fibroids typically don’t cause any symptoms or health problems, but when they do, pelvic pain may be one of them.

Understanding this common condition can help women know what to watch for, when to seek help and what to expect when they do. 

What are fibroids?

Fibroids are benign (not cancerous) growths in the uterus. Uterine fibroids are also referred to as leiomyomas. Their cause is unknown.

A woman may have a single fibroid or multiple fibroids. Fibroids can also vary widely in size.  

July 19, 2022

Pelvic pain is common, complex and often misdiagnosed, leaving many women suffering and in continued search of relief.

What makes diagnosis so difficult? And what steps can you take to prevent misdiagnosis from happening (or happening again) to you?

A wide range of causes

Much of the challenge stems from the wide range of potential causes of pelvic pain, including  underlying conditions unrelated to a woman’s reproductive system.

Common causes include:

July 18, 2022

These little-known conditions are taking their toll on the lives of women of all ages, most of whom have never heard of vulvodynia or vaginismus until they finally get help.

As an OB/GYN specializing in the treatment of these challenging disorders, Dr. Allison Conn knows all too well the suffering they can cause.

“I see a lot of women who have lived in pain for a long time,” says Dr. Conn.

July 14, 2022

Understanding your options for pelvic pain surgery 

If you’re suffering from pelvic pain and medical treatments haven’t been effective, surgery may be recommended — but that doesn’t necessarily mean a hysterectomy.  

March 23, 2022

Endometriosis is a disease in which uterine-like tissues grow out of place and become inflamed during a woman’s menstrual cycle even though the tissues are outside the uterus.