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Breast Tenderness with Estrogen Replacement Therapy

If you are taking estrogen replacement therapy but experience severe breast tenderness, the first thought is that you’re probably getting too much estrogen.  This is one of the most classic first signs, and it will show up pretty quickly.  But

Posted in Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Symptoms, Treatments

Study Shows MonaLisa Touch Laser More Effective Than Estrogen Alone

If you’re suffering from various vaginal discomforts and are considering laser treatments with MonaLisa Touch Chico, this blog is for you.  The North American Menopause Society recently published an article explaining results of a clinical trial where Read More…

Posted in Hormones, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Symptoms, Treatments

Pelvic Ultrasound Before Inserting IUD to Prevent Complications

There are many reasons to get the Mirena IUD.  Some ladies are tired of taking oral contraceptives.  Some ladies want reliable birth control that can stay in place for up to five years.  Others might be trying to help gynecological

Posted in Birth Control, Endometriosis, Heavy Bleeding, Procedures

Lichen Sclerosus; What is it and How Do I Treat it?

Lichen sclerosus is a skin condition that we most oftentimes see on the external genitalia of post-menopausal women.  Although the exact cause is unknown, some women may be genetically predisposed to developed it.  Lichen sclerosus causes patches of Read More…

Posted in Lichen sclerosus, MonaLisa Touch Chico

Medication Tips from Dr. Davis; Estradiol Pills

Hormone Replacement Therapy comes in a variety of forms, but one of the most widely available forms is a pill.  (Estrogen pills have come a long way since the days of Premarin!)  Available in different strengths and brand names, estradiol

Posted in Hormone Therapy, Medications and Prescriptions

Medication Tips from Dr. Davis; Transdermal Estrogen Patches

Today let’s talk about the estrogen patche and some tips for successful use. This small patch (smaller than a band-aid usually) stays in place for a few days and then is changed twice a week delivering a constant supply of estrogen.

Posted in Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Resources, Symptoms

Fatigue; It’s About More Than Sleep

Fatigue seems like a fairly uncomplicated, ordinary thing.  If you don’t get enough sleep, you’ll be tired… right?  Unfortunately fatigue is only partially due to not enough sleep.  It can also be caused by certain vitamin deficiencies (among many Read More…

Posted in Symptoms, Thyroid, Vitamins

Medication Tips from Dr. Davis; Thyroid, Elmiron, PPI

Many times our patients must take medication.  And sometimes we suggest the patient take their medication in a way that varies from the side of the box.  This is based on years and years of patient feedback and study.  We

Posted in Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, Thyroid, Treatments

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month!  The 5th Annual March for Endometriosis will take place on March 24th, 2018 in major cities such as San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C.  In addition, there will be groups all over the

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Resources, Symptoms, Teens / Kids / Young Adults, Treatments, Uncategorized

Who Benefits from MonaLisa Touch Treatment?

The last few blogs have been spent talking about our newest service for women, MonaLisa Touch Chico, that increases blood flow, improves elasticity, and stimulates the vagina to heal itself, decreasing a variety of vaginal discomforts.  Let’s spend Read More…

Posted in Bladder, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

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