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What’s the Difference Between an Obstetrician and Gynecologist?

obstetrician working in the hospital while performing an ultrasound of pregnant belly, monitoring and consulting pregnant patient

The term OB-GYN encompasses two different medical fields, obstetrics, and gynecology, which both focus on women’s health.  What are the differences between gynecologists (GYNs) and obstetricians (OBs)?  ● Obstetricians are involved with care Read More…

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Bladder Problems: What’s Normal and What’s Not?

The Female Bladder

Many women experience a variety of bladder issues (like frequency, nocturia, urgency or urinary incontinence) but you don’t have to suffer in silence. A lot of women feel self-conscious about their bladder problems, while others believe bladder Read More…

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Examinations, Hormones, Incontinence, Overall Women's Health, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Pelvic Floor Pilates, Procedures, Resources, Symptoms Tagged with: ,

Endometriosis 101: What is it like to Have Endometriosis?

Part Two: What is it like to Have Endometriosis? Every month as you move through your cycle, endometrial growths (in addition to the normal endometrial cells inside your uterus) swell up with prostaglandin which can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, Read

Posted in Diagnosis, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Heart Disease, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Medications and Prescriptions, Menopause, Overall Women's Health, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Periods/Menstruation, Procedures, Resources, Surgery, Symptoms, Treatments

Hysterectomies: the Why, the What & the When

What is a hysterectomy?  A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, a muscular reproductive organ of the female body. The operation may be performed via abdominal hysterectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy or vaginal hysterectomy. A hysterectomy Read More…

Posted in Cancer, Endometriosis, Heavy Bleeding, Hysterectomy, Incontinence, Infertility, Interstitial Cystitis, Menopause, Ovarian Cancer, Overall Women's Health, Pain/Chronic Pain, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Procedures, Resources, Side-Effects, Surgery, Symptoms, Treatments Tagged with: , , ,

Could Your Abdominal Pain Be Due to Fibroids?

About 80% of women who have fibroids experience no symptoms. The other 20% may experience pain or other discomforts due to the size of the fibroids. These include heavy bleeding during your period or between periods, and prolonged periods. Another

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How can MonaLisa Touch Improve the Lives of Women?

What happens when vaginal atrophy symptoms due to menopause are significantly reduced or disappear completely?  Sure, lubrication is restored and the vaginal tissues are healed, but I’m looking for more.  What happens for women when these symptoms Read More…

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Menopause, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Painful Intercourse, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

More Clinical Trials Happening on MonaLisa Touch

The Michigan Institute of Women’s Health is currently conducting a clinical trial on the MonaLisa Touch treatment.  A randomized, double-blind placebo controlled study of 34 participants aims to study the effectiveness of MonaLisa Touch on genitourinary Read More…

Posted in Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Menopause, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Procedures, Treatments, Uncategorized

Non-hormonal Treatment for Vaginal Atrophy Symptoms

Are you are in your forties, fifties, or sixties and experiencing symptoms related to low estrogen?  Do you have vaginal dryness or burning, painful intercourse, feel like you’re getting a urinary tract infection often (even though you’re not)?  Has Read

Posted in Bladder, Hormones, Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, Lichen sclerosus, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments, Urinary Tract Infection

Vaginal Atrophy and How it Affects a Woman’s Quality of Life

Vaginal Atrophy is a medical term to describe a variety of physical symptoms that result from reduced estrogen levels in the female body (it usually occurs during natural menopause but is likely to occur after hysterectomy or with certain cancer

Posted in Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Medications and Prescriptions, Menopause, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Overall Women's Health, Painful Intercourse, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

Cost of MonaLisa Touch Treatments & Quality of Life

Today I’d like to do something most doctors will not do, and that’s to talk about the cost of MonaLisa Touch treatments.  We’ve been offering MonaLisa Touch treatments to our patients and are having great success; however, some patients are

Posted in Bladder, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Interstitial Cystitis, Menopause, MonaLisa Touch Chico, overactive bladder, Pelvic Floor Pilates, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments, Uncategorized

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