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Interstitial Cystitis Symptoms & Diagnosis

Inflammation of the urinary bladder Cystitis, interior lining closeup illustration     In last week’s blog, we talked about what interstitial cystitis is, what causes it, and how the urinary system works. This week we are continuing the conversation about interstitial cystitis and we will be discussing the symptoms Read More...
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What is Interstitial Cystitis?

interstitial cystitis infographic Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic bladder health condition that causes recurring bouts of pain and pressure in the bladder and pelvic area, often accompanied by an urgent and frequent need to urinate. Considering symptoms vary from patient Read More...
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The First Signs of Endometriosis in Young Women: Part Two

Teenage Girl Suffering From Health Issues Visiting Doctor   Last week we discussed diagnosing endometriosis in young women. This week we will discuss the causes and treatments of endometriosis.  What causes endometriosis? The medical community doesn’t have an answer as to what causes endometriosis, Read More...
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The First Signs of Endometriosis in Young Women: Part One

Asian woman suffering from stomachache,teenage girl having aching belly with chronic abdominal pain,period menstruation or cramps causing severe stomach pain,menstrual pain,dysmenorrhea concept     What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a disorder that occurs when tissue from the endometrium (the inner lining of the uterus) grows outside of the uterus. The tissue can spread to the ovaries, fallopian tubes, outer lining Read More...
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Essure: the Permanent Birth Control with Permanent Side Effects

woman reading prescription side effects with an open mouth, holding her glasses with one hand Essure is a birth control device introduced in 2002 and marketed as a simple, non-surgical option for permanent female sterilization. At first, the Essure implant was proclaimed to be the permanent birth control procedure with no incisions nor anesthesia. Read More...
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Can InWave Improve my Urinary Incontinence?

inwave device Over 25 million people in the US experience Urinary Incontinence, this is a common problem with a lot of less than desirable treatment options. InWave is a medical device that treats stress, urge, or mixed incontinence with separate treatment timers Read More...
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How Important is an Annual Exam?

close up of patient and doctor taking notes   As cervical cancer screening recommendations have changed in the last few years, women were thrilled to find out they no longer needed an annual Pap smear. However, even if women only need that test once every 3 to 5 years, they should still Read More...
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Effective Strategies for Shedding Pounds During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Smiling couple measuring their waist at the beach   In last week's blog, we talked about how with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen the turmoil create multiple problems like weight gain and stress for our patients. We are recommending patients get back on a healthy routine by finding exercises Read More...
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How has stress impacted patients during the COVID-19 pandemic?

businesswoman tired from work in the office holding her head With the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen the turmoil create multiple problems like weight gain and stress for our patients. A lot of our patients are working moms and they are now teaching, working from home, and never getting a break.  We are recommending Read More...
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Thyroid Complications in Women: Diagnosis, Impact on Pregnancy & Resources

doctor using an ultrasound on a female patient's thyroid How are thyroid diseases diagnosed? Thyroid disease can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are similar to a variety of other health problems. The doctor will typically start by asking the patient about their health history, such as if they Read More...
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