Gynecology

How Do I Check For Endometriosis?

"How do I check for endometriosis?" It's a common question and for a good reason. Endometriosis is a serious condition that can cause pain and other health problems if left untreated. But don't worry; checking for endometriosis is pretty easy. This blog post will walk...

Can Menopause Cause Depression?

Am I dealing with menopause blues or depression? Let's take a look at both. The time leading up to menopause, called perimenopause, comes with various symptoms triggered by hormonal shifts: hot flashes, insomnia, and mood fluctuations. The emotional effects of...

Do I Need Bone Density Screening?

A bone density scan, also known as a DEXA scan, is a low-dose x-ray that measures calcium and other minerals in your bones. The measurement shows the strength and thickness of your bones, known as bone density. Most people's bones become thinner as they get older....

Can I Still Get Pregnant If I’ve Been Diagnosed With PCOS?

What is the relationship between pregnancy and PCOS? Can I still get pregnant if I’ve been diagnosed?  Although it's not well known or understood, approximately one in ten women in the U.S. are affected by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). With PCOS, an imbalance of...

Overlooked Benefits of Menopause

When you think of menopause, what comes to mind? Hot flashes. Mood swings. Weight gain. Low libido. Pain with sex. Have you considered that there might be some exciting novel changes to come? Maybe even some overlooked benefits of menopause to consider? Keep reading. ...

Type 2 Diabetes and Menstrual Irregularities

Approximately 26 million people in the United States have Diabetes. Out of that number, 95% have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes develops most often in middle-aged and older adults but can also occur in young people. But what is the connection between Type 2 Diabetes...

Who Is at Risk for Uterine Fibroids?

Who is at risk for uterine fibroids? Keep reading to find out all you need to know. What are Uterine Fibroids? Uterine fibroids are growths made up of the muscle and connective tissue from the uterus wall. Fibroids can grow as a single (one growth) or in a cluster....

When Would a Woman Consider Hormone Replacement Therapy?

When should a woman consider hormone replacement therapy, and what are the different kinds of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)? Keep reading to find out. When Should I Consider Hormone Therapy? During menopause, your estrogen levels fall. Common menopause symptoms...

Questions to Ask Your Gynecologist Before Your Wedding

You’ve spent months getting ready for the big day. Amongst the to-do lists should be a trip to your gynecologist. There are some important questions to ask your gynecologist before the nuptials. Questions to Ask Your Gynecologist Before the Big Day Whether you’ve been...

The Advantages of Diagnostic Laparoscopy

What are the advantages of diagnostic laparoscopy? Let's take a look. Advantages of Diagnostic Laparoscopy Laparoscopy is a surgical, diagnostic procedure used to examine the organs inside the abdomen. It’s a low-risk, minimally invasive procedure that requires only...

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