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Uterine Fibroids - What are they and how are they treated? Nov 18th, 2020

Diagnosis and Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids Fibroids are benign (not cancerous) growths of the muscular layer of the uterus. They are very common in women of reproductive age. They can be as small as a marble or may grow to be very large, similar to the size of a softball....

What blood work is done at your first pregnancy visit? Nov 8th, 2020

Blood Type and Screen This lab tells blood type. It also shows if you are Rh negative or positive. When Rh negative, you will receive Rhogam at your 28 week visit. Occasionally you may need it earlier in pregnancy if you have bleeding. Often women need an additional dose of...

Enhanced Recovery Protocol For Your Upcoming Surgery Oct 15th, 2020

This is a clinical pathway formulated by your care team. This care team includes your surgeon and your anesthesiologist. An anesthesiologist is the doctor who monitors your breathing and keeps you asleep, comfortable and monitors your vital signs in the operating room. Our goal is to keep you safe, for...

When Ovary Pain Isn’t Coming From Your Ovary Feb 25th, 2020

“IT HURTS WHEN I OVULATE” This is a common complaint in the Gyn’s office. Up to 50% of women get pelvic pain mid-cycle, some every month. But is ovary pain really coming from your ovary? Sometimes it’s not! WHAT IS NORMAL MID-CYCLE PAIN? The most common cause of ovary pain is just plain ovulation and...

Gotta Pee!! Recurrent Uti, Or Bladder Pain Syndrome? Feb 25th, 2020

“I HAVE UTI’S ALL THE TIME!” Have you ever been to the doctor for a urinary tract infection and been told your urine wasn’t infected? Or have you been on antibiotics for a urinary tract infection and it just didn’t seem to get better, or came back really quickly? It...

The “dreaded” Speculum Exam Feb 25th, 2020

THE SPECULUM EXAM SHOULDN’T HURT! If you’re the kind of gal who avoids going to the gyno because you’re afraid of the torture device known as a speculum, you’re not alone. But did you know that it SHOULDN’T HURT to have a speculum placed?? It’s a common misconception that the speculum...

Sex Hurts!!! Part 1 Feb 25th, 2020

A LITTLE TMI “It hurts to have sex, so much that I just don’t want to do it anymore”. “My husband wants to have sex more often, but I just don’t enjoy it”. “He can’t even get inside me, it hurts so bad”. “My vagina literally pushes him out, like it’s...

Sex Hurts!!! Part 3- Fibroids And Endometriosis Feb 25th, 2020

CRAMPS SUCK! Having cramps at the time of your period is expected. Most women just pop a couple of ibuprofen and go on with things. But deep cramping pain during sex is different and awful. It can completely disrupt a marriage and cause you to avoid sex altogether. Why are...

Sex Hurts!!! Part 2- Vulvar Skin Issues Feb 25th, 2020

YOUR VULVA IS SACRED The vulva is a sacred area, am I right? It’s sensitive, and only seen by a few chosen folks in your adult life. Being a gynecologist, the fact that I’m one of those people is special, and I take it seriously. But showing me that sensitive area is...

Sex Hurts!!! Part 4- Vulvar Pain Syndromes Feb 25th, 2020

“IT HURTS TO PLACE A TAMPON, LIKE REALLY HURTS” If this is you, there’s a good chance you might have a vulvar pain issue going on. If it hurts to try placing a tampon, or trying to have sex, or worst of all having a speculum exam, listen up!! There’s hope, ladies!...

Welcome To My Blog! Feb 6th, 2019

Within this regularly updated feature of my website, I will provide visitors with practice news and specials, as well as information regarding the most recent technological advances and new treatments in Woman Care.   I believe that patient education and open communication with your doctor are the keys to achieving...

Sex Hurts!!! Part 5- Vaginismus Feb 5th, 2019

“SEX IS IMPOSSIBLE- MY VAGINA JUST WON’T COOPERATE!” It’s not an uncommon problem, sadly, to have an uncooperative vagina. Remember my “dreaded speculum exam” post? This is it…the most common cause of a painful speculum exam. Now, as you’ve seen in other posts, it’s not the only reason. But it can cause some serious issues in your relationship, and obviously may make...