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MonaLisa Touch Chico, a New Service from Dr. Davis

Today we are going to talk about a new treatment option for ladies right here in Chico, California.   This exciting new service offers yet another way we can help our patients struggling with vaginal discomforts, especially those who are not able

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Side-Effects, Treatments, Uncategorized

Smoking Causes Estrogen Absorption Issues in the Body

If you smoke cigarettes you’ve probably heard the warnings:  you could develop heart disease, lung disease, cancer, or any number of other issues.  But did you know that smoking cigarettes disrupts one of the female body’s most important systems?  Read

Posted in Anxiety, Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Heart Disease, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Symptoms, Uncategorized

Measuring your Urine Output to Help Diagnose Bladder Issues

A record of your symptoms can be one of the most useful tools in diagnosing and treating bladder issues.  When it comes to bladder issues, it can be challenging to say whether or not you are voiding “normal” or “abnormal”

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, overactive bladder, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments, Uncategorized

What Happens to the Ovaries during a Partial Hysterectomy?

Let’s talk a little bit about what happens to the ovaries when we take out just the uterus during a partial hysterectomy.  As we know, in order for an organ in our body to function, it needs a blood supply. 

Posted in Hysterectomy, Procedures, Surgery

Gradual Return to Running After Hysterectomy– Part 2/2

Last week I told you that running after hysterectomy is possible.  It takes time, patience, and a great deal of healing, but you can do it!  However, it cannot be emphasized enough that you need to give yourself proper time

Posted in Hysterectomy, Surgery

Gradual Return to Running After Hysterectomy

If you enjoy running or are an active runner, the thought of a hysterectomy could be terrifying.  You might wonder, “How long will I be out?”  “When can I start running again?”  “Will I ever be able to return to my

Posted in Endometriosis, Hysterectomy, Pain/Chronic Pain, Surgery, Uncategorized

The [Dreaded] IC Flare-Up and How to Treat

If you suffer from Interstitial Cystitis, you know how annoying and frustrating an IC flare-up can be.  Whether it lasts a few hours or a few days, that incessant urge to visit the restroom, the irritation, the pain– it’s the worst.  Intensity

Posted in Bladder, Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Symptoms, Treatments

Will A Hysterectomy Cure Endometriosis?

Have you ever read horror stories about women who had their “endometriosis come back” after a total hysterectomy (uterus, ovaries, and cervix removed)?  These women wanted their endometriosis pain gone once and for all, so they underwent a hysterectomy hoping Read More…

Posted in Adhesions, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Periods/Menstruation, Surgery

Helping Women with Endometriosis, A Collaborative Effort is Needed

Despite growing popularity in the news, media, and better familiarity by doctors, Endometriosis continues to be a chronic health issue for millions of women in the United States and worldwide.  Nobody used to know what it was– patients were shuffled

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Surgery, Treatments

The Importance of Vitamin D During the Winter Months

Reduced vitamin D levels may contribute to temporary issues like feeling sad or depressed, but long term deficiency may contribute to body aches, cardiovascular risks, or other more serious issues.  As we head into the darker, colder months of winter,

Posted in Depression, Diagnosis, Vitamins

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