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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: ,

What are the bladder basics?

The fundamentals of bladder health; holding and emptying urine.  Let’s talk about the fundamentals of bladder health, what it looks like to have a healthy bladder and the common bladder problems that millions of American women face.   Bladder Read

Posted in Bladder, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Examinations, Hormones, Incontinence, overactive bladder, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Pelvic Floor Pilates, Resources, Treatments 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: , , ,

Is your Doctor a Great Doctor?

When you’re looking for a great doctor, it’s important to make the right choice.  Ask anyone and they’ll tell you, “Having a great doctor is important– make sure you find the right one!”  But how do you know if your

Posted in Business Practices, Resources, Uncategorized, walk-in clinic

The Importance of a Symptom Journal

A symptom journal can be one of the most important things you bring with you to a doctor’s appointment.  Whether it’s with your gynecologist, podiatrist, chiropractor, or general family doctor, a symptom journal helps you keep track of small details

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Examinations, Resources, Symptoms, Teens / Kids / Young Adults

Why Postmenopausal Women Aren’t Having/Enjoying Sex

Last month Medscape published study results of postmenopausal women who answered questions regarding sexual activity.  Researchers wanted to know what factors affected sexual enjoyment.  A little more than 24,000 women (average age of 64) completed Read More…

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Menopause, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Painful Intercourse, Resources, Symptoms, Treatments, Uncategorized

Preparing Your Daughter for College Health Care

This might seem like kind of an odd blog, but I think it could be helpful.  I’d like to take a moment to talk about preparing your daughter for continued OB/GYN care when she is away at college and doesn’t

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Examinations, Resources, Symptoms, Teens / Kids / Young Adults, Uncategorized

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

Medication Tips from Dr. Davis; Transdermal Estrogen Patches

Today let’s talk about the estrogen patche and some tips for successful use. This small patch (smaller than a band-aid usually) stays in place for a few days and then is changed twice a week delivering a constant supply of estrogen.

Posted in Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Resources, Symptoms

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