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Not Enough Estrogen; Vaginal Atrophy and How to Fix It

Estrogen, as you know from reading my blogs, does wonderful things for a woman.  It’s important for her physical and mental well-being, and it’s necessary for almost every body system.  And as you know, when a woman enters menopause naturally

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Medications and Prescriptions, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Painful Intercourse, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments, Yeast Infection

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

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

What Happens After MonaLisa Touch Treatments? Do I Need to Come Back?

When you schedule treatment with us at MonaLisa Touch Chico for various vaginal discomforts you will book several appointments.  The first will be the consultation and examination.  Then, we will schedule the first treatment session (each session takes Read More…

Posted in Examinations, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

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

What is a Cystoscopy? Why is it an Outpatient Procedure?

A cystoscopy is a simple, useful procedure that can help us diagnose abnormalities inside the bladder like Interstitial Cystitis.  By inserting a camera through the urethra and into the bladder, we can see inflammation, blockages, and get an overall Read

Posted in Bladder, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, Procedures, Surgery, Treatments

Affirmations to Read Before Surgery With Dr. Davis

Surgery can be a scary thought, especially if you’ve never had surgery before.  Recovery from surgery can also sound equally scary.  Rest assured– I have performed thousands of laparoscopic surgeries, most in conjunction with Skyway Surgery Center, Read More…

Posted in Procedures, Surgery

IUD Patients– Make Sure to Schedule Your Annual Exam!

IUD stands for Intrauterine Device– it is a small T-shaped device that is gently inserted into the uterus.  There are two major types of IUDs– hormonal and copper.  The copper IUD can be left in place for up to 10

Posted in Birth Control, Endometriosis, Hormones, Periods/Menstruation, Procedures, Side-Effects, Symptoms

Why Can’t I Lift Anything After a Hysterectomy?

  When you have a hysterectomy your doctor will remind you that you need to avoid lifting anything during your recovery.  You may be wondering what exactly “anything” means, what is considered “too much,” and when is lifting okay again?  When

Posted in Hysterectomy, Procedures

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

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