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What Makes a Pregnancy High-Risk? Sep 1st, 2019

When a woman becomes pregnant and is looking forward to the birth of her child, she expects a normal pregnancy with no complications. This is ideal, and in many cases, it’s exactly what happens. But in some cases (estimates are around 8%), the woman and her child are facing a...

Most Common Causes of Pelvic Pain Aug 2nd, 2019

Pain in your lower belly and pelvis results from problems with your reproductive or urinary systems. Pain differs from person to person and can range from mild to severe. If you have endometriosis, for example, your pain may feel more or less intense than someone else with the same condition....

My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal — What Now? Jul 3rd, 2019

Getting regular Pap smears is an important preventative health measure for women 65 and under. Your Pap smear, which you get every 3-5 years depending on your age, detects abnormal or potentially precancerous cells. Our doctors at OB/GYN Specialists support and treat women who’ve received an abnormal result on their...

How Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Helps Women Through Menopause Jun 1st, 2019

Just because menopause is a natural part of a woman's cycle of life doesn't mean it’s always an easy transition. From hot flashes and sleep problems to irritability and mood swings, it can be a challenge both physically and emotionally. Often hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help. Here at OB/GYN...

Does It Burn When You Urinate? You Might Have a UTI May 1st, 2019

About 50% of women report having a urinary tract infection (UTI) at least once in their lives, underscoring the common nature of a UTI. UTIs are painful and inconvenient, and they can lead to serious health issues if untreated. There are many signs and symptoms of UTIs, but a simple,...

3 Facts You May Not Know About Uterine Fibroids Apr 16th, 2019

Finding out you have a uterine fibroid can sound alarming. Especially when all you hear your doctor say is the word “tumor.” In about 99% of cases, fibroid tumors are benign. Not to mention, they're very common. You can experience several fibroids throughout your life, and never have a problem....

Endometriosis and Infertility: All Your Questions Answered Mar 1st, 2019

Endometriosis affects up to 11% of American women between the ages of 15 and 44. Having endometriosis can make it more difficult to get pregnant. Not only do women with endometriosis find it hard to conceive, but they may be more likely to suffer from a miscarriage. Between 30% and...

What You Need to Know About Treating Menopausal Symptoms With Hormone Replacement Therapy Feb 6th, 2019

Though some women sail through menopause with nary a bump in the road, others are saddled with ongoing side effects that can have a serious quality-of-life impact. If you find yourself more toward the latter, there’s a solution that will help make your transition a little less tumultuous — hormone...

How a Pap Test Can Save Your Life Jan 15th, 2019

Because January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, our team at OB/GYN Specialists reminds you about the importance of a routine Pap test. This simple, noninvasive screening is your first line of defense against cervical cancer and other reproductive health issues. Basics of a Pap test A Pap test is...

Thanks to Robotic Surgery, Hysterectomies Have Come a Long Way Dec 14th, 2018

There are many reasons your provider here at OB/GYN Specialists may recommend a hysterectomy. A few of them include: Fibroid tumors Endometriosis Cancerous tumors Uterine prolapse Abnormal uterine bleeding Chronic pelvic pain Regardless of the reason, you may well have some concerns about having surgery. One solution that may be...

4 Important Steps You Can Take to Help Prevent a High-Risk Pregnancy Nov 21st, 2018

The term “high-risk pregnancy" sounds scary. It refers to a pregnancy in which either you or your baby are at risk of complications. The good news is that you can take steps to promote a healthy pregnancy and reduce the risk of negative outcomes in the process. Our experts discuss...