Bartholin’s Cyst - Treatment A Bartholin’s cyst (bartolinitis) is a small sac of fluid that can develop on the glands located on each side of the vagina, known as the Bartholin’s glands. The Bartholin’s glands secrete fluid to help lubricate the vagina during sexual intercourse. Occasionally, the opening of these glands will become obstructed, causing [...]
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For many people, learning you're pregnant can be one of the greatest joys in life. Visions of a life with a new child take over the imagination as you set to work telling your loved ones the good news and preparing for the baby's arrival, just nine months away. Every future parent hopes for a [...]
One of the most hotly debated subjects during pregnancy is whether or not to use an epidural. Getting an epidural can be a great way of reducing pain and trauma for the mother during childbirth. However, there may be some potential downsides to epidurals as well. This guide will answer all your questions about epidurals, [...]
When the time comes for you to have your IUD removed, it is normal to feel apprehensive. The placement process can be uncomfortable. Regardless of how much you enjoy the benefits of this type of birth control, getting an IUD removed can be intimidating. Knowing what to expect makes the process a little easier. IUDs [...]
You might feel anxious before your first gynecologist appointment. You might also wonder, does a Pap smear test hurt? There is nothing to worry about when our team handles you. We strive to make you feel relaxed and comfortable. You can bring in a family member if it makes you feel at ease. Here is [...]
PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, is a disorder that affects some women’s hormones during their childbearing years. Approximately 2-26% of this group have the syndrome, but the exact statistic is unknown since women's healthcare studies have cited that nearly 70% of those afflicted remain undiagnosed. A woman with PCOS may skip menstrual periods, and, when [...]
One of the most common questions gynecologists get is, "When should I see a gynecologist?" People are often unaware of what a gynecologist can do or how often they need to see one. The answer will depend on your age and general health. There are a few things you'll need to consider when deciding how [...]
One of the most exciting experiences of your life is becoming pregnant. There's nothing quite like feeling your baby growing inside of your stomach. Yet, like any new parent, you may worry about being prepared for pregnancy. What can you do to ensure your pregnancy is as healthy as possible? Here are a few ideas [...]
Gynecologists help women with their health care needs through appointments, tests, and treatments. They can diagnose medical conditions that affect their sexual health and ensure that they do not have certain types of cancers, including breast and cervical cancer. Whether you have your first visit scheduled or you've seen a doctor before, you can learn [...]
As with any unexpected medical issue, an enlarged or swollen ovary might initially come across as alarming. However, in most cases, there are various, relatively common, and easily diagnosable causes of swelling and enlargement. In fact, during certain phases of your menstrual cycle, some swelling is normal. Typically, enlarged ovaries will return to their regular [...]