What is Included in an Annual Women’s Wellness Exam?
We’ve all been there. We know it’s time for our annual gynecology appointment, but we feel just fine. We have no issues, our period is right on time and seems normal. No complaints, so why take the time to go through another doctor’s appointment? Let’s explore the serious reasons why annual well-woman exams help you live better and longer. » Read more about: What is Included in an Annual Women’s Wellness Exam? »
Reasons You May Be Getting Recurring UTIs
A UTI is an infection in any part of your urinary tract. Having one UTI is painful enough, but having them come back can be quite frustrating. If you get three or more of these infections within a year, this recurrence is known as chronic. However, the reasons you may be getting recurring UTIs might surprise you. Time to find out why and what to do about it. » Read more about: Reasons You May Be Getting Recurring UTIs »
Give Your Baby a Head Start
Pregnancy can be both exciting and scary. From prenatal visits to planning for labor, you have a lot to do and think about before baby arrives. You may be a little worried or overwhelmed by all the things you need to learn. But the good news is that you have time.
As your body changes and your baby develops, you’ll learn about different steps you can take to keep you and your baby healthy. The first step is to schedule a visit with Center for Women’s Health, » Read more about: Give Your Baby a Head Start »
Sexually Transmitted Infections in Women: Know the Symptoms
If you think you might have a sexually transmitted infection (STI), don’t be embarrassed or afraid to see a health professional right away. Your doctor knows what to look for and how to help. Many women don’t have symptoms, but warning signs can include pain, burning, itching, sores, a change in vaginal discharge, or even fever and fatigue. Even if you start to feel better on your own, the STI has not gone away, so don’t have sex until after your appointment. » Read more about: Sexually Transmitted Infections in Women: Know the Symptoms »
Who Should Get Tested for Cervical Cancer?
Cervical cancer can be detected with screening tests: a Pap test and a human papillomavirus (HPV) test. These can be done as part of a pelvic exam. Most doctors suggest that anyone with a cervix begin getting tested at age 21 and repeat every few years until age 65, but ask your doctor what’s right for you. Learn more about cervical cancer screenings.
Cervical Cancer Screening. » Read more about: Who Should Get Tested for Cervical Cancer? »
Once a C-Section, Always a C-Section?
Even if you’ve had a cesarean (C-section) in the past, you have choices for your next pregnancy. Many women opt for a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) because it offers a faster recovery. On the other hand, if you choose a planned C-section, you know how and when you will give birth, and you avoid problems that can come up during an unplanned cesarean. Still unsure? Answer the questions in this decision aid and get more information so you can decide which choice is right for you. » Read more about: Once a C-Section, Always a C-Section? »
COVID-19 Update for OB Patients
We wanted to take a moment to address the COVID-19 pandemic. As usual, we at Women’s Center for Health follow the practice advisory of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) when it comes to caring for our patients, specifically in pregnancy. They have been keeping us up to date with the most recent information they have available as it relates to our pregnant population during this time. » Read more about: COVID-19 Update for OB Patients »
Great Birth Control Benefits That Are Beyond Pregnancy Prevention
Everyone knows that using birth control gives a woman control over when and if she becomes pregnant. What you may not know is that there are some great birth control benefits that are beyond pregnancy prevention. » Read more about: Great Birth Control Benefits That Are Beyond Pregnancy Prevention »
Reproductive Outcomes after Laparoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation of Symptomatic Myomas
More than 2,000 cases of laparoscopic intraabdominal ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation (Lap-RFA; Acessa® procedure, Acessa Health, Inc., Austin, TX USA) of symptomatic
myomas have been performed in the United States and internationally,1 and the procedure has been described.2 Contraception and childbearing following Lap-RFA are of great interest to patients, obstetrician-gynecologists, and reproductive endocrinologists.
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News From Acessa Health – New Evidence Points to Less Invasive Management For Women Suffering from Uterine Fibroids
“Hysterectomies represent the second most common women’s surgical procedure performed annually, despite results favoring minimally invasive, outpatient, uterus-preserving treatment options” » Read more about: News From Acessa Health – New Evidence Points to Less Invasive Management For Women Suffering from Uterine Fibroids »