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Pelvic Ultrasound– Why Do We Perform It?

A pelvic ultrasound is a simple, incredibly useful test that we can perform here in our office in conjunction with a pelvic exam.  During a pelvic ultrasound a small device (that looks very similar to a wand) is inserted into

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Examinations, Procedures

Do You Have Estrogen Imbalance (too high or low?)

Estrogen is is a necessary hormone that helps keep a woman’s body running well (men also have estrogen but in much smaller amounts).  It plays a role in almost every bodily function and supports a woman’s overall health and wellness.  When

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, Symptoms

Surgery’s Effect on Anti-Müllerian Hormone and Fertility

Ovarian cysts (called ovarian endometrioma) are common in women; sometimes they cause no issues and can be left alone, other times they are highly problematic and need to be considered for removal.  We know the presence of ovarian endometrioma can

Posted in Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Hormones, Procedures

Interstitial Cystitis Featured in Health Section of U.S. News

Oftentimes the issues my patients face are “invisible”– they are difficult for ordinary doctors to diagnose and they don’t show up on tests.  Many of my patients have gone from doctor to doctor, specialist to specialist, trying to find resolution

Posted in Bladder, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Interstitial Cystitis, overactive bladder

Phthalates May Disrupt Endocrine System

Today we are going to talk about a class of chemicals called phthalates (pronounced \ˈtha-ˌlāt\) (Merriam Webster Dictionary).  Phthalates can be found in everything from plastics (especially the bendable, squeezable kind) and vinyl to personal Read More…

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Uncategorized

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month!  Help us spread the word about this disease that affects millions of women around the world by wearing yellow, speaking out, encouraging awareness, and becoming involved. On the west coast, in San Francisco, Read

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Hormones, Infertility, Interstitial Cystitis, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments, Yeast Infection

Anti-Müllerian Hormone and Fertility

The amount of Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) present can assist with determining a woman’s fertility status.  However, AMH isn’t just for women.   In developing males, a high amount of AMH is produced by the testes to allow for male reproductive

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, Uncategorized

New Patients: Check out our Dr. Davis Videos!

A few years ago we created a YouTube page and added a variety of informational videos to it.  These Dr. Davis videos are great resources for anyone looking for more information or better understanding of the many conditions we treat including

Posted in Birth Control, Bladder, Depression, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Examinations, Fibroids, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments

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

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