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Why Do I Need a Colonoscopy?

By Womens Health Medical Group
February 14, 2021

People have heard enough horror stories about colonoscopies to fill a Halloween haunted house. Even if you’re not old to have had one, you’ve probably heard about them. So, if they’re such a hassle, why do you need one? Can you say, “colorectal cancer?” That’s what we’re screening for when we perform a rectal exam ... read more


When Is My Pelvic Pain a Concern?

By Womens Health Medical Group
January 15, 2021

A number of conditions can cause pelvic pain; they can stem from gynecologic or non-gynecologic sources. Because pelvic pain can vary widely between patients, and because the causes can’t often be traced or can be somewhat of a mystery, there aren’t great statistics on this condition. However, it’s estimated that between 15 and 20 percent ... read more


Prenatal Vitamins and Pregnancy

By Womens Health Medical Group
December 15, 2020

At Women’s Health Medical Group, we sometimes see a woman who has just found out she’s pregnant and she wonders what all the fuss surrounding “prenatal vitamins” is all about. Unlike many questionable supplements out there, prenatal vitamins aren’t some marketing hype put out by vitamin companies; prenatal vitamins help cover various nutritional gaps in ... read more


Keeping Tabs on Your Thyroid

By Womens Health Medical Group
November 15, 2020

Despite being a mere two inches in size, the thyroid gland sure plays a large part in our health. The thyroid produces a hormone that is carried through the bloodstream to every part of the body. This hormone plays a major role in regulating metabolism (the process in which the cells convert nutrients to energy), ... read more


Should You Have Your Tubes Tied?

By Womens Health Medical Group
October 15, 2020

OK, so you’re done with the patter of tiny feet on the kitchen tiles. Or, maybe watching your sister’s two-year-old turn into something other than human, writhing about on the floor of the spice aisle at the grocery store, screaming like a hyena with an abscessed tooth, has firmed up your decision to forgo having ... read more


Gestational Diabetes and Your Pregnancy

By Womens Health Medical Group
September 15, 2020

Many women when they are pregnant have elevated blood sugar levels. But they don’t have a history of diabetes or elevated levels prior to pregnancy. What gives? There’s a good chance the woman has gestational diabetes. In most women, their levels return to normal after delivery, but the condition merits attention. We diagnose and treat ... read more


Obese Couples May Take Longer to Get Pregnant

By Womens Health Medical Group
August 15, 2020

The various health challenges posed by obesity — Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer — are well known thanks to numerous research studies. But now comes another health issue for obese couples, getting pregnant. That is the finding of a study conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. In the study, whose ... read more


Are You Helping Yourself Get Those Annoying Yeast Infections?

By Womens Health Medical Group
July 15, 2020

If you’re a woman, odds are you’ve had at least one yeast infection in your life. Overall, three out of four women will have a yeast infection over their lifetime. While usually harmless, but annoying, infrequent yeast infections are not a big deal. But, if you have frequent yeast infections, we should see you at ... read more


Changes You’ll Have During Pregnancy

By Womens Health Medical Group
June 15, 2020

At Women’s Health Medical Group, a big part of our practice is obstetrics and helping our patients manage the period from conception to birth. In other blogs, we covered what to expect during your first trimester, good stuff to eat and not eat, keys to a healthy pregnancy, and other items. But what about how ... read more


Your Skin Merits Attention, too

By Womens Health Medical Group
April 15, 2020

At Women’s Health Medical Group, we’re all about women’s health. From obstetrics to gynecology, from hormone management to osteoporosis, we’re your resource. But we also are concerned about the overall health of our patients, and one area that is often overlooked is the skin. Now that we’re coming into the prime of summer sun here ... read more


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