This is a blog about things in medicine that I find interesting. I’m both a gynecologist and a pain medicine specialist, so there’s lots of that, but I’m interested in everything and anything in medicine that’s new, controversial, or just plain fascinating.

House rules regarding comments: I am interested in hearing your opinion, but it needs a link/reference to a credible source to be fact. I write about topics that often evoke a lot emotion, but don’t demean your passion with vitriol. Hateful comments don’t advance anyone’s interest and will be deleted or treated as spam. If you make personal attacks on me or on anyone else you’ll probably get your IP address blocked.

I don’t believe in Western medicine. I don’t believe in Alternative medicine. I believe in evidenced based medicine. But I’m also about common sense and practical information that you can actually use.

One more thing.

I wield the lasso of truth.


8 thoughts on “What

  1. Hello, Dr. Gunter – I have followed your posts and even re-posted a couple to my blog….. with a link back to yours. I have a radio show called ‘Holy Hormones Honey!’ and I am wondering if you will consider doing an interview with me on your latest post ‘When abortion is free and legal why does a woman do it at home and die?’ My show airs on Monday nights from 6 to 7 pm MST. Your explanation on why woman still do home abortions is excellent. My email is leslie@holyhormones.com. Glad you are wielding the lasso of truth. Am trying to do the same. Kind regards, Leslie

    Posted by Leslie C. Botha | June 3, 2012, 5:38 pm
  2. Jen! You may not remember me, but we worked together at KU in the Overland Park office back in the early 2000s. Imagine my surprise when I was researching vitamin E for breast pain and came across your blog! The last I heard, you were going to Colorado. Are you still there?

    I’m now running a healthcare company that specializes in services for military and VA facilities. As I’m sure you know, with all of our female veterans now, women’s health is a very big area for the government. I’ve actually thought of you several times when hearing some of the stories from our veterans. I’d love to reconnect with you and see if there may be some possiblity of us working together again in the future. I can be reached at dawn.rice@balsamhgi.com. Take care!

    Posted by Dawn Rice | February 28, 2013, 7:36 am
  3. Hello! I have hit your blog a few times trying to figure out what is wrong with me. I have had 5 csections and have always had a busy healthy lifestyle. With my 4th csection the Dr. was shocked to find my uterus had several large paper thin windows in it and lots of adhesions and scar tissue everywhere. It was a very long surgery and they said they were able to remove the scar tissue and seperate what they could, but my uterus was shot and absolutely out of commission. They strongly suggested an iud, so I got the heavy duty 8-10yr. one and ended up pregnant as soon as I stopped nursing. They monitored me close and took the baby early- which was awful for her, but she is okay now. This time there was more scar tissue and they couldn’t successfully seperate my uterus from my other organs. They once again removed all the scar tissue they could, but I am having a considerable amount of pain and I think it’s getting worse. It is mostly in my lower right, but sometimes radiates to my lower back and down my right leg. I have less range of motion, too- it’s hard to lift my leg more than a foot off the ground. Everyday tasks are daunting and living the active lifestyle we’re used to impossible. I hurt all the time. It’s making me a crappy mom and I hate it! I’ve had nerve blocks, physical therapy, chiropractic work, zoning therapy and accupuncture- to no avail. My doctor wants me to have a hysterectomy and thinks its my uterus causing all of my problems. I am to the point that I am willing to try everything, but am a little nervous to have another surgery. I am not sold that’s the problem Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

    Posted by Heather | April 23, 2013, 11:20 am
  4. Am working on a series of posts about abortion and “personhood.” My first post is on tubal ectopic pregnancies. My second one will be about other ectopic pregnancies. I’m really curious about what you think about this little gem on “personhood” and ectopic pregnancies.


    Posted by wiley | April 29, 2013, 9:29 am
  5. Maybe I am off…I am looking for Dr. Jennifer Gunter who works at Kaiser in SF in the area of pelvic pain. Could you be this person?

    Posted by Melissa | January 3, 2014, 10:36 am
  6. Thank you for sharing such thoughtful and courageous writing.

    Posted by Tong Ginn | January 30, 2015, 6:11 am
  7. Fine work on this site Jen. If you ever decide that you want to shift gears and start blogging on Orthopaedic Surgery, you’re hired!!! We need more intellects like yourself in medicine.
    D. Boyer
    Meds ’99 UWO

    Posted by Dory | February 8, 2015, 7:36 am

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