Ectopic Pregnancy. Am I at risk?

Ectopic Pregnancy. Am I at risk? What is an ectopic pregnancy? What are the symtpoms of ectopic pregnancy? What are the risks for ectopic pregnancy? How is ectopic pregnancy diagnosed? What medication is used to treat ectopic pregnancy? When and how is medication used to treat ectopic pregnancy? When and how is surgery used to […]

COVID-19 Vaccine & Pregnant and Lactating Women

The wait is finally over as we transition into Phase 1 of COVID-19 vaccinations. Many patients have been inquiring about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine in pregnancy and lactation.  I often am asked if it is safe to get the vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding. Due to the lack of data regarding the safety […]

Pregnancy and Your Moods: What to Expect?

The beautiful journey of pregnancy is divided into three stages: the first trimester, the second trimester, and the third trimester once conception and implantation have occurred. Check this out for a FREE pregnancy Coach. Conception and implantation Implantation occurs 1-2 weeks after ovulation. A mature egg is released and when combined with sperm, conception occurs […]

What could be causing your early period?

What is a menstrual period? When puberty begins, your brain signals your body to produce hormones. Some of these hormones prepare your body each month for a possible pregnancy. This is called the menstrual cycle. Hormones cause the lining of the uterus to become thicker with extra blood and tissue. One of your ovaries then […]

Tampons, pads and menstrual cups. What should you use?

What are my options? Pads are used to soak up the menstrual flow. Tampons and menstrual cups catch the flow from inside your vagina. Pads, tampons, and menstrual cups can be used at different times. Some also can be used together. 24/7 GYN Emergent Care Walk-in Now Sanitary Pads Pads are worn inside your underwear […]

What’s causing your itchy vagina?

Vulva skin disorders that cause itching Some of the skin disorders that affect the vulva include folliculitis, contact dermatitis, Bartholin gland cysts, lichen simplex chronicus, lichen sclerosis, and lichen planus. Source: 24/7 GYN Emergent Care Walk-in Now Conditions Explained Folliculitis Folliculitis appears as small, red, and sometimes painful bumps caused by bacteria that infect a […]

Tdap vaccine for expectant mothers

Tdap during pregnancy passes protection to your baby The Tdap vaccine is used for protection against the whooping cough, a serious disease that can be deadly for babies. Unfortunately, babies do not start building their own protection against whooping cough until they begin vaccinations at two months old. Avoid this gap in protection by getting […]

Deep Vein Thrombosis: Causes & Prevention

What is Deep Vein Thrombosis? Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a medical condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein. These clots usually develop in the lower leg, thigh, or pelvis, but they can also occur in the arm.(Source: CDC.GOV) How does a clot form in a vein? Clotting is a normal […]

NOW HIRING: Front Office Patient Coordinators

Long Beach Office Department: OB/GYN Offices  Location: OB/GYN Office Long BeachJob Type: Full-timeSalary: Subject to experience ($15 –  $16/hour) Job Description We are Los Angeles area leading group of female physicians exclusively focused on women’s health. Complete Women Care has 10 OB-GYN physicians, in 4 locations, serving over 50,000 active patients. Our expertise, and patient volume, offer […]

Benign Breast Pain. Is it normal?

Benign Breast Pain. Is it normal? What is a benign breast condition? Different types of benign breast problems? What causes benign breast pain? How is benign breast pain treated? What are benign breast lumps or masses? Follow-up care for benign breast conditions? What is breast self-awareness? What is mastitis? How is mastitis treated? What are […]