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Can Ovarian Cysts Stop Me from Getting Pregnant?

If you’ve been diagnosed with an ovarian cyst, you probably have lots of questions. For women in their childbearing years, whether or not the cyst affects your fertility is a big one. Here are some answers.
Nov 1st, 2022

Understanding Your Birth Control Options

You may be confused as to which birth control options are best for you, given the array available today. Here’s a rundown of birth control and how to determine which type to choose.
Oct 1st, 2022

The Link Between Hormone Imbalance and Ovarian Cysts

A symptom of the metabolic condition known as PCOS is cysts on the ovaries, but not every person with ovarian cysts has PCOS or a hormone imbalance. Here’s how to sort out the connection between hormone imbalance and ovarian cysts.
Sep 1st, 2022

7 Symptoms of Fibroids

Fibroids are incredibly common in women ages 30-50. Usually, these growths don’t show up with any symptoms, and they shrink after menopause. When fibroids do produce symptoms, however, here are seven you might experience.
Aug 1st, 2022

How Often Should I Schedule a Well-Woman Exam?

It’s easy to skip a well-woman exam, especially if you’re feeling well. But scheduling these exams is critical to your preventive health. It’s no exaggeration to say that annual exams and periodic screenings can save your life.
Jul 1st, 2022

Is Osteoporosis Hereditary?

If osteoporosis affects a close relative, you’re at a greater risk of developing the condition. Your age, gender, and lifestyle also contribute to your susceptibility. Here’s how you can strengthen weak bones and prevent complications.
Jun 1st, 2022

Telltale Signs of an Ectopic Pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy is unsustainable and can cause serious complications for the mother. Here are the signs of an ectopic pregnancy and what to do if you notice them.
May 1st, 2022

4 Different Types of Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts are normal and usually go away on their own, without causing symptoms. However, if you have bloating or pain during sex, among other symptoms, you need treatment for your cyst. Here are four common types and what to do about them.
Apr 1st, 2022

How Possible Is Pregnancy After 40?

Whether you’ve waited to expand your family due to your career, the timing wasn’t right in your relationship, or you’ve had fertility issues, it’s possible to get pregnant after age 40. Here’s what you need to know about a later-in-life pregnancy.
Mar 1st, 2022

What Does a Hysteroscopy Feel Like?

You’re having a hysteroscopy to examine the inside of your uterus and diagnose irregular vaginal bleeding. Here’s what to expect during your procedure.
Feb 1st, 2022

It's a New Year. Time to Schedule Your Well-woman Exam

Your well-woman visit is an important part of your preventive care. The arrival of the new year is also a great time to schedule this annual appointment. Here’s why your well-woman exam is so critical for your pelvic organ and reproductive health.
Jan 1st, 2022

Signs of an Ectopic Pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy is not viable and can pose a life-threatening situation for the woman. Here are signs that the fertilized egg has attached somewhere other than the uterus.
Dec 1st, 2021

Common Causes of Infertility

If you’re struggling to conceive, you’re not alone. Many couples face infertility problems, but then they go on to have a healthy baby. Here are some of the most common causes of infertility and how you can overcome them.
Nov 1st, 2021

What's the Difference Between Perimenopause and Menopause?

You’re experiencing hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. You believe you're in menopause, but your doctor actually defines it as perimenopause. These two terms are confusing, so here’s how you can understand what you’re going through.
Oct 1st, 2021

5 Major Signs You May Have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common condition that affects women’s fertility and quality of life. The following symptoms are possible signs that you have PCOS. The condition is manageable, so reach out if you notice these signs.
Sep 1st, 2021

What Do I Need to Know about Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Many gynecological surgeries once required days in the hospital and weeks of recovery. Modern minimally invasive surgery makes these procedures much less of a burden on your physical and emotional well-being. Here’s what you need to know.
Aug 1st, 2021

Why Is a Well-Woman Exam Important in Preventive Health Care?

Fitting an annual well-woman exam into your busy schedule can be difficult. But this appointment is a critical part of your preventive care and overall reproductive and sexual health. Here’s why it’s an appointment you don’t want to skip.
Jul 27th, 2021

My Periods are Painful and Heavy

No woman really enjoys their period, but a cycle that’s heavy and painful can really disrupt daily life. Many different conditions can cause irregular bleeding, so it’s a good idea to set up a consultation to get relief and prevent complications.
Jun 10th, 2021

Who Needs a Hysteroscopy?

A hysteroscopy provides an in-depth look at your uterus. There are many reasons you might need one, including abnormal uterine bleeding. Here’s what you should know about this minimally invasive procedure.
May 7th, 2021

What to Expect at a Well-Woman Exam

Visiting the OB/GYN for a well-woman exam can be a little scary, but the appointment is really nothing to worry about. Here’s what to expect at your exam and how you can prepare.
Mar 11th, 2021

Don't Suffer Through Menopause Without Help

Menopause is a natural progression of your fertility, but that doesn’t mean you should just deal with it on your own. Having a caring provider who can help you with symptoms and discomfort as you move through menopause helps make the process easier.
Feb 1st, 2021

When Should I Start Prenatal Care?

Prenatal care is essential in promoting your health and the health of your baby. Prenatal care should start soon after you find out you're pregnant to ensure you get the screenings and support necessary for you and your baby to thrive.
Jan 1st, 2021

4 Causes of Heavy Menstruation

A typical period lasts 5-7 days and is controlled with regular pads and tampons. Longer, heavier periods may indicate an underlying condition that needs treatment. Here are some of the more common reasons you may be experiencing heavy menstruation.
Dec 1st, 2020

Am I a Good Candidate for Sterilization?

Sterilization is a highly effective way to prevent pregnancy, but it is permanent. Consider the following to determine if tubal ligation or another long-term, but reversible method of birth control is right for you.
Nov 1st, 2020

Perimenopause or Menopause? How to Tell the Difference

Perimenopause and menopause are actually two distinct stages of a woman’s fertility transition. You may wonder where perimenopause ends and menopause begins. Take a few moments to figure out how to tell the difference.
Oct 1st, 2020

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery for Pelvic Pain

When you need surgery for your pelvic pain, you don’t have to experience distress and dread. Minimally invasive surgical options are not as daunting as conventional open surgery. Take a moment to learn about the benefits of this effective approach.
Sep 2nd, 2020

The Pill vs. an IUD: Which to Choose?

The pill and the IUD are safe and effective ways to prevent pregnancy. Choose a method based on your current health and health history, as well as your personal preferences. Take a moment to learn how to pick the right contraceptive method for you.
Aug 9th, 2020

3 Common Causes of Heavy Menstruation

Heavy menstrual bleeding can mean you soak through feminine products, don’t enjoy daily activities, and lose sleep. Know that you have options. Learn some of the most common reasons you may suffer heavy menstruation, and what you can do about it.
Jul 15th, 2020

Considering Female Sterilization? What You Need to Know

If you’re certain your family is complete, female sterilization is an option to permanently prevent pregnancy. Take a moment to learn more about tubal ligation and whether it is, indeed, the right choice for you.
Jun 23rd, 2020

The Importance of Regular Pap Smears

Pap smears are such a regular part of your pelvic exam, you may hardly notice this gentle swab of your cervix. But it’s worth a reminder that a Pap smear is a critical screening tool to catch cell changes before they become a serious health concern.
May 6th, 2020

How Does Endometriosis Affect Fertility?

Endometriosis can interfere with your reproductive organs, making it hard for you to conceive. Knowing the exact impact endometriosis has on your fertility can help you understand your treatment recommendations.
Apr 9th, 2020

4 Reasons You're Getting UTIs

A urinary tract infection is certainly no fun. Painful and urgent urination, cloudy urine, and foul smell aren’t symptoms to celebrate. Take a moment to learn what puts you at risk and how you can prevent future UTIs.
Mar 12th, 2020

How a High-Risk Pregnancy Affects Your Prenatal Care

It’s concerning when your pregnancy is considered “high risk,” but most women in this category go on to have a healthy baby. Your prenatal care may differ slightly than a “normal” pregnancy to prevent complications. Read on to learn what to expect.
Feb 17th, 2020

5 Reasons to Consider an IUD

Your female doctor likely uses an IUD for her own birth control. Does that mean you should, too? Find out why the IUD is so popular among those in the know and if it might be right for you.
Oct 1st, 2019

Most Common Causes of Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain is a very general symptom that may have any number of causes. Take a moment to explore some of the most common issues we’ll rule out when you come in with pelvic pain symptoms.
Sep 1st, 2019

What Can I Do About Heavy Periods?

Heavy menstrual bleeding is uncomfortable — and sometimes embarrassing. If your periods are interfering with your quality of life and you have to change your feminine hygiene products hourly, or more often, during your flow, you deserve relief.
Aug 2nd, 2019

How Long Will My Menopausal Symptoms Last?

Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when her fertility ends, and doctors say you reach menopause when you go 12 straight months without a period. But symptoms of this major life change can occur far sooner. Take a moment to learn what to expect.
Jul 19th, 2019

7 Tips for Surviving a Maryland Summer While Pregnant

You can stay comfortable and safe this summer even while you’re pregnant. Yes, you’ll have to navigate the humidity and sun exposure, but you can have the most comfort and joy when you follow these tips.
Jun 4th, 2019

4 Ways to Help Maintain Bone Strength as You Age

Keep your bones strong and healthy to discourage the onset of osteoporosis, which can be a leading cause of disability as you age. What should you eat, and should you exercise? These are just some of the questions we answer about bone strength.
Apr 24th, 2019

Fibroids: How They Affect Your Body and What You Can Do About It

Fibroids affect up to 80% of women, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Fibroids don’t always cause symptoms, but when they do, you want relief. Find out how to manage this benign, but frustrating, gynecological condition.
Feb 4th, 2019

7 Things You Can Do to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Next to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women. Reduce your risk of being among the victims by incorporating lifestyle habits that support good health and ward off breast cancer.
Nov 20th, 2018