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Tips for Reducing IC Flares

What are IC Flares?  IC stands for Interstitial Cystitis and is a chronic bladder issue many of our patients have.   A “flare” or “flare-up” is a sudden, intense period of extreme IC symptoms including frequency, burning, extreme urgency, or

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis, Symptoms, Treatments

Have a Medication Review (at least) Annually

If you take prescription and/or over-the-counter medication on a regular basis, it’s important to let your doctor know the full list.  Your annual exam is a great time to discuss your medication with your doctor or sit down for a

Posted in Medications and Prescriptions, Treatments

How to Help Your Abdominal Scars Become Less Noticeable After Sugery

Scarring is the body’s way of rebuilding skin after an injury or surgery.  Abdominal scars usually start out dark but will fade after time and become less obvious.  If you are scheduled to have laparoscopic surgery and are worried about

Posted in Scars

When you are Experiencing Painful Intercourse

Painful intercourse is something that a lot of women with gynecological issues experience.  Some women find that their pain happens immediately.  Other women might find they do okay with some positions and need to avoid others.  Some women, in severe

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse

Endometriosis Symptoms Can Mimic Other Conditions

Painful periods, heavy bleeding, pain with intercourse, irregular periods, and fertility issues are the most common Endometriosis symptoms.  However, Endometriosis symptoms present differently in different women and can mimic other diseases or conditions. Read More…

Posted in Bowel Movements, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Heavy Bleeding, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Periods/Menstruation, Symptoms

Tips: How to Find an Endometriosis Specialist

Our office welcomes women from all over Northern California.  However, if you live out of town it is important that you find an experienced, skilled endometriosis specialist who will be able to help you diagnose, treat, and/or manage your symptoms.

Posted in Business Practices, Endometriosis, Examinations, Resources

What to do if you have Fibroids…

Uterine fibroids (also called uterine leiomyomas) are non-cancerous tumors that develop from the myometrium layer of the uterus (the myometrium layer of the uterus is the soft, smooth muscular layer of the uterus.)  They stay within the uterine muscle Read

Posted in Examinations, Fibroids, Pain/Chronic Pain, Symptoms, Treatments

What is a “Well-Woman Exam?”

Q:  What is a Well-Woman Exam? A:  A “well-woman” exam is the name given to the annual appointment with your physician.  The purpose of this appointment is to serve as preventive care and to establish regular care appointments and a good

Posted in Cervical Cancer/Pap Smear, Examinations

Thank you, Veterans!

I want to extend a special thank you to all the men and women who served in our military and armed forces.  Whether you served four years or forty years, we appreciate your service. Read More…

Posted in Uncategorized

Recommendations for IUD Insertion Comfort

The Mirena IUD is a very common form of birth control that is a great choice for many women.  It is also a popular treatment for ladies who struggle with a variety of gynecological issues (such as heavy bleeding) and are

Posted in Birth Control, Examinations

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