Dr. Assia Stepanian

Dealing with Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding: A Minimally Invasive Approach

With this article, it is with great pleasure that I introduce to you my beginning series of editorials to discuss minimally invasive approaches to women’s health. We will begin by addressing a condition that I see affecting many women tremendously: abnormal vaginal bleeding. It creates anemia, associated fatigue, and if left unattended, can be life […]

Pelvic Pain

Pelvic Pain: The Academia Approach

A woman’s pelvis carries an abundant array of organs, each with its own pathways of nerves. A problem with any of these organs can be translated by its nerves as pain. Causes of Pelvic Pain A woman’s pelvis carries structures representing urinary, gastrointestinal, genital, musculo-skeletal, lymphatic, vascular, and nervous systems. The pelvis carries the weight […]

Vaginal Bleeding and Heavy Menstruations

Vaginal Bleeding and Heavy Menstruations

Excessive vaginal bleeding during menstruation or vaginal bleeding between periods signifies a possible problem in a woman’s reproductive system. Abnormal bleeding should be diagnosed and solved as soon as possible, not only because it could be a symptom of a serious condition, but because the bleeding itself could cause further problems. Safety First At Academia, […]

Endometrial Pathology

Endometrial Pathology (Hyperplasia and Endometrial Polyps)

The Cause The endometrium is the sheet of cells that grows monthly to line the uterus. Normally, women naturally expel these endometrial cells during menstruation. In some women, however, the growth of cells becomes excessive, resulting either in flat or protruding growths, called endometrial polyps, or in a thickening of the endometrium, called endometrial hyperplasia. […]


MRKH: when the uterus and vagina do not develop.

MRKH stands for Mayer–Rokitansky–Küster–Hauser syndrome. Other names for this condition are müllerian aplasia and müllerian agenesis. MRKH occurs in one out of every 4,000–10,000 females. MRKH is caused when the channels that normally form the fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, and the upper two-thirds of the vagina do not get formed for various reasons. Other symptoms […]