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Mangrove Women’s Health; Expertise in Gynecology

The body is a complex place, and when something is “off” or needs attention you want to make sure you’re seeing the correct doctor to treat the problem.  You wouldn’t go to a cardiologist for a broken foot, and you

Posted in Bowel Movements, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Examinations, Pain/Chronic Pain, Symptoms

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

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

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month!  The 5th Annual March for Endometriosis will take place on March 24th, 2018 in major cities such as San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C.  In addition, there will be groups all over the

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Resources, Symptoms, Teens / Kids / Young Adults, Treatments, Uncategorized

Helping Women with Endometriosis, A Collaborative Effort is Needed

Despite growing popularity in the news, media, and better familiarity by doctors, Endometriosis continues to be a chronic health issue for millions of women in the United States and worldwide.  Nobody used to know what it was– patients were shuffled

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Surgery, Treatments

The Importance of Vitamin D During the Winter Months

Reduced vitamin D levels may contribute to temporary issues like feeling sad or depressed, but long term deficiency may contribute to body aches, cardiovascular risks, or other more serious issues.  As we head into the darker, colder months of winter,

Posted in Depression, Diagnosis, Vitamins

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

The Hormonal Imbalance Behind PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition that affects approximately 10 million women around the world.  Although it stems from a hormonal imbalance symptoms can be difficult to pin point, especially for general practitioners and family doctors who Read More…

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, Polycystic Ovarian Disease, Symptoms

The Link Between Endometriosis and Infertility

Approximately 30% of ladies with Endometriosis will also experience infertility– that being said, Endometriosis is one of the leading causes of infertility among women.  But why does Endometriosis create this problem?  How do the endometrial implants Read More…

Posted in Adhesions, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Hormones, Infertility, Symptoms, Treatments

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