Tuesday, 6 March 2018 6:10 pm

Knowing Your Options Regarding Bladder Incontinence

Friday, 1 June 2018

No adult wants to experience wetting themselves in public. Bladder surgeries for stress incontinence are designed to provide extra support for the urethra to help it remain closed during stressors such as coughing, sneezing and running. There are several surgical methods to help alleviate these issues.

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Pregnancy and the Zika Virus

Friday, 1 June 2018

Mosquito season in Alabama typically runs from April through October. While that has always meant uncomfortable itching and generous application of Calamine lotion, the past few mosquito seasons have brought a much more serious threat. During the summer of 2016, the US confirmed the first case of the Zika virus that wasn’t carried in from another country. Zika is spread through infected mosquitoes, and officials are bracing for what could be a growing threat, especially in the southern United States.

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Helpful Information on Hysterectomy

Friday, 1 June 2018

Women make the decision to undergo a hysterectomy for a number of different reasons, all of which are personal and should be treated with respect and understanding. While many conditions can be treated without hysterectomy, sometimes hysterectomy is the best, or only, choice for a woman.

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Helping Women with Low Sex Drive

Friday, 1 June 2018

Sexual dysfunction and lack of sexual desire can be extremely disheartening for patients. Not only does it create emotional insecurities, it can generate discord in a relationship. Working with a compassionate gynecologist is the first step to determining what is causing the issues. It is important to point out that not every woman who suffers from a lack of sexual drive actually has hypoactive sexual disorder. There are many factors that can cause this issue.

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Ways to Manage Labor Pain

Friday, 1 June 2018

Having a baby is hard work, and most of that work comes in when you’re dealing with labor pain. But don’t panic, there are many ways you can manage the pain, and you don’t even have to choose just one. It’s important to do your homework on different types of pain management, and what types you want to include into your birth plan. Go into labor with a full bag of tricks, and remember to just take a deep breath!

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All About Interstitial Cystitis

Friday, 1 June 2018

IC can be difficult to diagnose, since the above symptoms are also shared with other disorders, like urinary tract infections, endometriosis, and bladder cancer. You are usually diagnosed with IC once other disorders have been ruled out. An office procedure, called a potassium sensitivity test (PST), can be used to make a definitive diagnosis.

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What is PCOS?

Friday, 1 June 2018

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is often a mystery; we hear about it sometimes in the news, or perhaps we have a friend that has mentioned it, but unless it is directly affecting you, there seems to be some confusion. Maybe because of all the letters in its acronym, or only learning of it when we are trying to conceive, PCOS can be difficult to understand.

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CO2RE Intima – Laser Therapy for Vaginal Rejuvenation

Friday, 1 June 2018

At Special Care for Women we want all patients to feel their very best. We take time to go over any and all concerns that need to be addressed, including uncomfortable topics like painful intercourse, sexual dysfunction, and urinary incontinence. These are common problems that women often don’t address unless asked.

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What is Female Infertility and How is it Addressed?

Friday, 1 June 2018

With Mother’s Day this month, it is a painful reminder that many women have a difficult time conceiving. It’s easy to assume that the moment you decide you are finally ready to bring a child into this world, a pregnancy will quickly follow. But there are any number of pitfalls that could delay conception. In reality, it seems that those lucky women who do immediately become pregnant are the exception, rather than the norm.

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Fish Consumption in Pregnancy

Friday, 1 June 2018

There is a great deal of information in print and on the internet warning against consuming certain fish in pregnancy. It is important to stay informed regarding this - too much of certain fish can increase a baby's mercury exposure, and mercury can negatively impact a baby's brain development. On the other hand, fish are high in omega acids, which have been associated with better brain development. The differences between omega acids found in prenatal vitamins, and that consumed from food, are very different.

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Abortion Facts – What Every Woman Should Know

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Abortion is common in the U.S. It is estimated that 22% of all pregnancies in the U.S. end in abortion. However, despite laws designed to protect them, women are often not informed by the abortion provider of the short term, and long term, risks of abortion. There is a conflict of interest here, since most abortion providers make their living performing abortions, and sharing facts that may dissuade abortion is NOT in their best interest.

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Hormone Replacement – Nothing to be Scared Of!

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Once a woman has entered menopause, the ovaries stop making estrogen. Besides suffering hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, and sleep disturbances, women can begin to lose protection from heart attack, colon cancer, and osteoporosis. A lack of estrogen has a huge impact on a woman's health.

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Prenatal Health – Are You Planning to Have a Baby?

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Planning to conceive a child is an exciting thing. But it is also filled with important responsibilities. Not only do financial responsibilities for this child matter, but the social habits of the parents, and the health of the mother, are important as well. To that end, think about the following as you get ready to have a baby:

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Robotic Hysterectomy

Sunday, 4 March 2018

New technologies are improving medicine all the time. One of the newer technologies is using robotics in minimally invasive surgery (MIS). The 'Davinci' robot allows surgeons to perform more complicated surgeries without a laparotomy (a large incision into the abdomen). While this has been a boon for cancer surgeons to avoid laparotomy, general gynecologists have adopted the 'robot' for normal, benign hysterectomies Let me share some things about robotic surgery.

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