Knowledge Base 2017-06-21T22:00:52+00:00


Understanding How Stopflo™ Works

Here at Understanding Women, we pride ourselves on empowering women to look and feel their best, inside and out. Dr. Sweeten has spent a lot of her energy, time, and unique talents focused on coming up with, and providing premier quality-of-life procedures for women. One we'd like to specifically [...]

Taking Control Of Your Life With Endometrial Ablation

Many consider menstruation as a sort of rite of passage for girls. But to some women who suffer from heavy bleeding, menstruation is a monthly scourge they can do without. For one, heavy blood flow means that they need to change sanitary pads and tampons more frequently while some [...]

Coping With Change Finding The Right Menopause Treatment

The US Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health defines menopause as "the point in time when a woman's menstrual periods stop." A cessation in menstruation, such as those associated with sickness or pregnancy, should not be mistaken for menopause. Strictly speaking, a woman is considered [...]

Stopflo FAQ

It is a procedure that provides an effective and minimally invasive outpatient alternative to hysterectomy, while avoiding the potential side effects and long-term risks of hormone therapy. The system delivers precisely measured electrical energy via a slender, handheld wand to treat and remove the endometrium (inner lining of the [...]

What Are Fibroids And What Are My Treatment Options

Put simply, fibroids are non-cancerous growths inside of the uterus. These growths typically appear during the childbearing years of a woman's life. Commonly, uterine fibroids often cause no signs or symptoms. If this is the case, expectant management, also known as watchful waiting will take place. Fibroids rarely interfere [...]

Treatment Of Fibroids Knowing And Understanding Your Options

Three out of four women develop fibroids at one point in their lives. But what exactly are fibroids? Also known as leiomyomas or simply myomas, uterine fibroids are defined as non-cancerous growths in a uterus. Typically, they appear during the childbearing years of a woman. Fibroids develop when a [...]

Fibroids Treatment Options

Watchful Waiting Many women with uterine fibroids experience no signs or symptoms. If that's the case, watchful waiting (expectant management) is the best option. Fibroids aren't cancerous. They rarely interfere with pregnancy. They usually grow slowly - or not at all - and tend to shrink after menopause [...]