Pelvic pain and lower abdominal pain (outside of pregnancy) is by far one of the most common reasons women see our providers for appointments. I thought it would be nice to write a series of blogs about the different gynecological etiologies of pelvic pain to add a resource for you to refer back to, were you to experience this type of discomfort in the future. This blog will serve as an introduction to pelvic pain and let you know how we think about the different causes and do a gynecological specific work up.
Originally written and posted in July 2019 by Erica Stephenson “Can we check my hormone levels to see if I am menopausal?” This is a relatively common question asked of me during routine annual exams. Because age-related hormonal shifts are normal, and symptoms present differently for different women, the answer is not always straightforward. For […]
A couple of the more common calls we get after delivery have to do with the amount of bleeding you have or the amount of swelling you are noticing. While we have information on the website about what to expect after vaginal birth or cesarean, I thought I would take a few minutes of your time to give you the low down on postpartum bleeding and swelling.
When Covid vaccines first came out some hesitancy existed in women planning to get pregnant, despite all the major obstetrical, gynecology, and fertility organizations advocating for it. People would hear about their friend whose period was never the same after a Covid vaccine and freaked out. A recent study in Obstetrics and Gynecology looked into this so we could get a real answer.
Originally written and published by Dr. Bernstien in September of 2019 HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection, affecting 79 million Americans. Most sexually active persons (80%, to be exact) will, at some point, be exposed to HPV. You may already know that HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) is a sexually transmitted virus that often […]
For those of you that have had your “New OB Physical” appointment with me, you have heard my spiel on exercise in pregnancy and eating healthy. Well, regarding diet, a new study proves that my advice is indeed effective in improving pregnancy outcomes. Let’s take a closer look.