Category: Women’s Health

Women’s Health Open House

Women’s Health Open House

When: Thursday, July 26th

From: 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Ultrasound Women’s Health Screening 

Free screening open house at Mount Vernon Clinical ResearchMount Vernon Clinical Research will host a Women’s Health Screening and ultrasound open house for women age 18-51.

Ultrasound technicians will be available to scan women’s abdomens to check for abnormalities. These abnormalities can be an indication of medical conditions like uterine fibroids. The abdominal ultrasound scans are free of charge and participants can take a copy of the scan with them for their personal records, or to provide them to their health care provider. An appointment is required to attend.

Contact our research team at (404) 419-1857 for details and to schedule your appointment. Insurance is not necessary to participate. Appointments will be available between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

We specialize in conducting clinical research studies (also called clinical trials) to test possible treatments for medical conditions. With many decades of collective staff experience, we are one of Georgia’s premier independent clinical research centers.

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years in women.  Also called fibromyomas, leiomyomas or myomas, uterine fibroids are not associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer.

As many as 3 out of 4 women have uterine fibroids sometime during their lives, but most are unaware of them because they often cause no symptoms.  Half of all women have fibroids by the age of 50. Your doctor may discover fibroids incidentally during a pelvic exam or prenatal ultrasound.

In general, uterine fibroids seldom require treatment.  Medical therapy and surgical procedures can shrink or remove fibroids if you have discomfort or troublesome symptoms.  Rarely, fibroids can require emergency treatment if they cause sudden, sharp pelvic pain or profuse menstrual bleeding.  Fibroids can be so tiny that you need a microscope to see them.  However, they can grow very large.  They may fill the entire uterus, and may weigh several pounds.  Although it is possible for just one fibroid to develop, usually there are more than one.

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of uterine fibroids are:

  • Bleeding between periods·
  • Pelvic cramping or pain with periods
  • Sensation of fullness or pressure in lower abdomen
  • Pain during intercourse

Treatment for uterine fibroids depends on various things including your age, general health, severity of symptoms, type of fibroids and whether you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.  The best solution for treatment is to visit your primary physician for a pelvic exam so a proper examination can be conducted.

Mount Vernon Clinical Research is currently enrolling women with uterine fibroids for a clinical study. To find out more about the study and to see if you may qualify, call our office at (404) 419-1857 or visit our website at www.mvclinical.com.

Mount Vernon Clinical Research specializes in conducting clinical research studies (also called clinical trials) to test possible treatments for medical conditions. With many decades of collective staff experience, we are one of Georgia’s premier independent clinical research centers. Headquartered in Atlanta, and servicing surrounding metropolitan areas, including Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, and Henry Counties, and the cities of Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Marietta, Smyrna, Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Gainesville, Milton, Peachtree City, Duluth and beyond..

 

For more information on uterine fibroids, reference the following link:

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Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common health problem that effects women. It happens when the lining of the uterus grows outside of itself. According to WebMD, the most common sites for endometriosis to be found are the “ovaries or fallopian tubes, the outer wall of the uterus, the intestines, or other organs in the belly.” However, endometriosis can also appear on the vagina, cervix, vulva, bowel, bladder, or rectum.

While endometriosis is not cancerous, it can still cause problems. Endometriosis growths bleed every month during your menstrual period which can cause swelling and pain. Additionally, the growths can block your fallopian tubes if they cover or grow into your ovaries.

The most common symptom of endometriosis is pain during your menstrual period. However, depending on the areas of growth, you can also experience pain with intercourse, pain during bowel movements or urination, excessive bleeding, and infertility.

Around 11% of women are thought to have endometriosis, and while the exact cause is unknown, there are several factors that can place you at a greater risk of developing endometriosis. According to the Mayo Clinic, these risks can include:

  • Never giving birth
  • Starting your period at an early age
  • Going through menopause at an older age
  • Short menstrual cycles
  • Having higher levels of estrogen in your body
  • Low body mass index
  • Alcohol consumption
  • One or more relatives with endometriosis
  • Any medical condition that prevents the normal passage of menstrual flow out of the body
  • Uterine abnormalities

Mount Vernon Clinical Research is currently enrolling women with endometriosis for a clinical study testing the effectiveness, tolerability and safety of an investigational medication. To find out more about the study and to see if you may qualify, call our office at (404) 419-1857 or visit our website at www.mvclinical.com.

Mount Vernon Clinical Research specializes in conducting clinical research studies (also called clinical trials) to test possible treatments for medical conditions. With many decades of collective staff experience, we are one of Georgia’s premier independent clinical research centers. Headquartered in Atlanta, and servicing surrounding metropolitan areas, including Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, and Henry Counties, and the cities of Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Marietta, Smyrna, Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Gainesville, Milton, Peachtree City, Duluth and beyond.

Resources:

https://www.webmd.com/women/endometriosis/default.htm

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/endometriosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20354656

https://www.mvclinical.com/studies_list/endometriosis-study/https://www.wakeresearch.com/current-studies/endometriosis

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Uterine Fibroids Study

Uterine Fibroids Study at Mount Vernon Clinical Research

What are uterine fibroids?

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years in women. Also called fibromyomas, leiomyomas or myomas, uterine fibroids are not associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer.

As many as 3 out of 4 women have uterine fibroids sometime during their lives, but most are unaware of them because they often cause no symptoms. Half of all women have fibroids by the age of 50. Your doctor may discover fibroids incidentally during a pelvic exam or prenatal ultrasound.

In general, uterine fibroids seldom require treatment. Medical therapy and surgical procedures can shrink or remove fibroids if you have discomfort or troublesome symptoms. Rarely, fibroids can require emergency treatment if they cause sudden, sharp pelvic pain or profuse menstrual bleeding.  Fibroids can be so tiny that you need a microscope to see them.  However, they can grow very large.  They may fill the entire uterus, and may weigh several pounds. Although it is possible for just one fibroid to develop, usually there are more than one.

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of uterine fibroids are:

  • Bleeding between periods
  • Pelvic cramping or pain with periods
  • Sensation of fullness or pressure in lower abdomen
  • Pain during intercourse

Treatment options

Treatment for uterine fibroids depends on various things including your age, general health, severity of symptoms, type of fibroids and whether you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. The best solution for treatment is to visit your primary physician for a pelvic exam so a proper examination can be conducted.

Uterine Fibroids Clinical Trial at Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Clinical Research is currently enrolling individuals in a clinical study of an investigational drug for heavy menstrual bleeding associated with uterine fibroids in premenopausal women. To find out more about the study and to see if you may qualify, call us at (404) 419-1857 or visit our website at www.mvclinical.com.

Mount Vernon Clinical Research specializes in conducting clinical research studies (also called clinical trials) to test possible treatments for medical conditions. With many decades of collective staff experience, we are one of Georgia’s premier independent clinical research centers. Headquartered in Atlanta, and servicing surrounding metropolitan areas, including Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, and Henry Counties, and the cities of Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Marietta, Smyrna, Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Gainesville, Milton, Peachtree City, Duluth and beyond.

 

 

References

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/uterine-fibroids/symptoms-causes/syc-20354288

https://www.mvclinical.com/studies_list/uterine-fibroids-study/

Women’s Health Open House April 19th & 20th

Women’s Health Open House

When: Wednesday and Thursday, April 19th and 20th

From: 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Ultrasound Women’s Health Screening

Mount Vernon Clinical Research will host a Women’s Health Screening and ultrasound open house for women age 18-51.

This is our 2nd open house of 2017. If you participated in an open house previously this year, you are not eligible to participate in this open house.

Ultrasound technicians will be available to scan women’s abdomens to check for abnormalities. These abnormalities can be an indication of medical conditions like uterine fibroids. The abdominal ultrasound scans are free of charge and participants can take a copy of the scan with them for their personal records, or to provide them to their health care provider. An appointment is required to attend.

Contact our research team at (404) 419-1857 for details and to schedule your appointment. Insurance is not necessary to participate. Appointments will be available between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

We specialize in conducting clinical research studies (also called clinical trials) to test possible treatments for medical conditions. With many decades of collective staff experience, we are one of Georgia’s premier independent clinical research centers.

Women’s Health Screenings February 15th & 16th

Mount Vernon Clinical Research is introducing complimentary (free) screenings in February of 2017.

Women’s Health Screening and Ultrasound

Wednesday and Thursday, February 15th and 16th, Mount Vernon Clinical Research will host a Women’s Health Screening and ultrasound open house. Ultrasound technicians will be available to scan women’s abdomens to check for abnormalities. These abnormalities can be an indication of medical conditions like uterine fibroids. The abdominal ultrasound scans are free of charge and participants can take a copy of the scan with them for their personal records, or to provide them to their health care provider. An appointment is required to attend.

Contact our research team at (404) 419-1857 for details and to schedule your appointment. Insurance is not necessary to participate. Appointments will be available between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Screenings will be offered at Mount Vernon Clinical Research, 755 Mount Vernon Highway N.E., Suite #200, Atlanta, GA, 30328

Mount Vernon Clinical Research specializes in conducting clinical research studies (also called clinical trials) to test possible treatments for medical conditions. With many decades of collective staff experience, we are one of Georgia’s premier independent clinical research centers.

Mount Vernon Clinical Research
755 Mount Vernon Highway NE
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30328
Media Contact:
Cameron Knowles – 919-781-2514

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine Fibroids

How common are uterine fibroids?

Three out of four women will develop uterine fibroids during their childbearing years. These benign growths can develop on the inside or outer part of the uterus. Fibroid development is triggered by hormones produced by the female reproductive system.

Size variation

The variation in size ranges—from extremely small you cannot even see them, to so large that they can increase the size of the uterus. The growth rate of fibroids can vary as well. Some may grow rapidly while others grow very slowly, and some may not grow at all. Symptoms of uterine fibroids may vary as well.

Symptoms

Symptoms include heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pressure, increased urination, anemia (due to blood loss), leg or back pain, and even constipation.  Size and location of the fibroid can dictate the signs and severity of the symptoms.

Risk factors

Uterine fibroids do not increase the chances of developing uterine cancer, and they rarely develop into cancerous growths. They do however range in size and quantity. Risk factors such as heredity, race, the onset of early menstruation, and even diet can significantly increase the chances of uterine fibroid development. Fibroids do not typically interfere with pregnancy, but there is that possibility depending upon the location of the fibroid. Fibroids, which are hormone-based, often shrink after menopause.

Active studies at Mount Vernon Clinical Research

Mount Vernon Clinical Research frequently participates in studies involving investigational medication for uterine fibroids. Read more about our enrolling studies here.