• Three Warning Signs Of A Pelvic Organ Prolapse

    Although it can seem quite serious and concerning, a pelvic organ prolapse is a condition that your gynecologist can treat in a few different ways. While exercises might help in some cases, surgery is always an option to consider in the future. This condition involves one of the organs in your pelvic region descending into your vaginal area, and can sometimes occur in people who have given birth one or more times. [Read More]

  • The Benefits Of Regular Screenings Or Exams With Your Gynecologist

    A woman's reproductive health can play a large role in her overall health. An exam or screening with your gynecologist on a regular basis can provide peace of mind but also provide a number of key benefits and opportunities. Here's why you should see your gynecologist for a gynecology exam at least once a year. Screening for STI A gynecologist can provide testing for a number of sexually-transmitted infections. Even if you don't think you have an STI, it's always a good idea to get a regular test. [Read More]

  • Pregnancy After Childbirth? Why You Should Schedule An Obstetrics Practice Visit Right Away

    Do you need postpartum birth control? You recently had a baby—and aren't ready to immediately add to your family again. If you want to prevent a second pregnancy, take a look at why you need to schedule an obstetrics practice visit and how to talk to your doctor about birth control options. Do You Need Birth Control in the Postpartum Period?   Can you get pregnant almost immediately after giving birth? This question isn't always easy to answer. [Read More]

  • Treatment Of Abnormal Bleeding And Your Surgical Options

    Does your menstrual cycle seem like it's really off? Abnormal uterine bleeding affects 10 to 30 percent of pre-menopausal women, according to a research review published in the journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). If you're experiencing this common issue, take a look at what you need to know about the treatment of abnormal bleeding and the surgical options. What is Abnormal Bleeding? Before you start treatment, you need to confirm that you have abnormal bleeding—and not just a slightly shorter menstrual cycle or longer (but normal) period. [Read More]

  • 4 Obstetric Services For Women

    The field of obstetrics relates to pregnancy and childbirth. Obstetric care may help women have healthy pregnancies and positive birthing experiences. Here are some of the services that obstetricians can provide to women who are pregnant and those who have recently given birth: 1. Prenatal Care Women need to see their doctors regularly while they are pregnant. Obstetricians provide the prenatal care women need to ensure they have healthy pregnancies that progress as planned. [Read More]

  • Seeing The Gynecologist About Genital Lesions

    Finding a lesion on your genitals can be a bit alarming. Whether it's a lump, a bump, a sore, or a spot, you're going to wonder about its origins, what it means, and what you need to do about it. Not every genital lesion warrants a visit to the gynecologist, but many do. Keep reading to learn a little more about when genital lesions need care and what care your doctor may provide. [Read More]

  • Symptoms And Treatment Of Third Trimester Polyhydramnios

    Polyhydramnios or excess amniotic fluid can make for a very uncomfortable last trimester. Although it can appear as early as 16 weeks gestation, polyhydramnios usually appears during the last few weeks of pregnancy. An ultrasound is usually performed to determine if polyhydramnios is present. If there is excess amniotic fluid, the amount will be measured by the ultrasound technologist. Once your obstetrician receives the results, it will be determined if the amount of excess fluid is mild, moderate or severe. [Read More]

  • What A Gynecologist Looks For During A Rape Assessment

    Rape is never something you hope will happen to you. However, if you think you have been raped but cannot recall, your gynecologist can perform a rape assessment. Here is what a gynecologist looks for during this type of exam. Bruising and Abrasions Around the Labia The lips of your genitals should not have signs of bruising or abrasions. These are indications of rough or forced sexual encounters. When you do not recall having sex willingly in the last forty-eight hours, these are often the first signs of rape of which your doctor takes note. [Read More]

  • The Deep Blue Sea: How Deep Water Aerobics Can Keep You Healthy While Pregnant

    When you're pregnant – especially once you get about halfway through your second trimester – it can feel nearly impossible to get through any sort of exercise. You're tired, your feet are swollen, and you feel like one of those killer whales you see on documentaries. But what if there was a way to exercise without any impact on your body – and where, even in public, no one can really see you? [Read More]

  • Comparing Like Symptoms Of Parkinson's Disease And Pregnancy

    Although the symptoms may occur for different reasons, some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease are similar to those of pregnancy. For some women, these symptoms worsen during pregnancy. If you aren't certain whether changes in your symptoms during pregnancy are normal, report them to your doctor who can help you understand why like symptoms can occur for different reasons. Fatigue. Fatigue is a common symptom of Parkinson's disease. [Read More]