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Mangrove Women’s Health: New Walk-In Clinic M-F 9am-Noon

Routine visits like pap smears and annual appointments can be planned in advance.  But life is uncertain and sometimes you need to see your OB/GYN but can’t wait weeks for an available appointment.  And who has time to wait three

Posted in Cervical Cancer/Pap Smear, Diagnosis, Examinations, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Pain/Chronic Pain, Resources, Side-Effects, Symptoms, Treatments, Urinary Tract Infection, walk-in clinic, Yeast Infection

Long Term Elmiron Patients: Please Visit Your Eye Doctor

If you have been taking Elmiron (pentosan), I recommend that you make an appointment with your eye doctor for a full exam.  A recent study published in August of 2018 has linked long term Elmiron use to changes in vision.  If

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Examinations, Hormones, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Side-Effects, Symptoms, Treatments

What Doctor is Best to Perform MonaLisa Touch?

Mangrove Women’s Health doctors now offer and perform MonaLisa Touch vaginal laser treatments.  It’s our newest branch of service and we are excited for the ladies (and their partners!) who are reaping the benefits.  But we are not the only

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Examinations, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Incontinence, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

MonaLisa Touch Helps Women Who Experience Painful Intercourse

Painful intercourse is exactly what it sounds like— painful!  Unfortunately, it’s something that a lot of women experience for a variety of reasons.  It could be due to declining estrogen levels, from an undiagnosed or misdiagnosed pelvic issue like Read

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Examinations, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Painful Intercourse, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

Vaginal Dryness; Causes and Treatments

Vaginal dryness is one of the most common complaints we hear from our patients.  It’s normal to not really pay much attention to the natural lubrication that occurs within the vagina, that is, until it stops, and suddenly you realize

Posted in Birth Control, Hormones, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Side-Effects, Symptoms, Treatments

Could My Irregular Cycle Be PCOD?

Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) affects women’s hormone levels. Women with PCOD produce higher than normal male hormones which can cause acne, unwanted hair growth on the face and body and can cause difficulty getting pregnant. Due to the complexity Read

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MonaLisa Touch Can Help With Interstitial Cystitis

MonaLisa Touch is the newest service offered in our office, and it is great for women who have vaginal discomforts like dryness, painful intercourse, or other menopausal symptoms.  However, it can also be quite beneficial for women who experience incontinence

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Painful Intercourse, Pelvic Floor Pilates, Treatments

Is Your Vaginal Discomfort Creating a Wedge in Your Intimacy?

Vaginal discomfort is, well, uncomfortable. When you have vaginal dryness or discomfort, intercourse can be exceedingly painful, both during and afterward. If this is the case, you may have removed intercourse from your life altogether. The good news Read More…

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Overall Women's Health, Painful Intercourse, Symptoms Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

What Are Your Health Goals for 2019?

The holidays are over and a new year is upon us.  And the new year is always the most popular time for people to start thinking about those resolutions or that list of unfinished tasks from last year, or maybe

Posted in Examinations, Hormones, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Symptoms, Treatments, Uncategorized

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy the Key to Your Menopause Relief?

Hormone replacement therapy balances your estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone levels. Since your hormone production slows during menopause, hormone replacement therapy often helps reverse the effects. Hormone replacement therapy relieves symptoms Read More…

Posted in Anxiety, Cancer, Diagnosis, Menopause, Overall Women's Health, Painful Intercourse, Symptoms, Treatments, Uncategorized Tagged with: , ,

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