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 […]

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 […]

Bleeding or Spotting Between Periods: Should I Worry?

What does it mean when you spot a week after your period? Is spotting after period a sign of pregnancy? How long should spotting last after period? What is spotting a sign of? What does mid cycle spotting mean? Is it normal to bleed when not on period? What does it mean when you spot […]

Nervous About A Gyno Appointment? We Can Help!

Can I go to the gynecologist on my period? What should I wear to a gynecologist appointment? How can I calm my anxiety before a doctor’s appointment? When should you go to the gynecologist for the first time? Do I need to shave before seeing a gynecologist? How can I be more comfortable at the […]

Compare Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedures

Vaginal Rejuvenation: Female GYN consulting patient

What is Vaginal Rejuvenation and why have it done? Essentially, Vaginal Rejuvenation (or Vaginoplasty) is a procedure to tighten the vaginal canal. Aging, childbirth, or the combination of both sometimes causes anatomical changes that may affect the normal function of the vagina. Performed as an outpatient procedure, Vaginal Rejuvenation is a surgical procedure to tighten the vaginal canal […]

10 Things To Know Before Your First Gyno Exam

Gyno Exam: Woman with Questions

When should I have my first gynecologic visit? Is it normal to be nervous before the first visit? What should I expect at the first gynecologic visit? What exams are performed? What happens during a general physical exam? What happens during an external genital exam? What are the pelvic exam and Pap test? What are […]

Cone Biopsy or LEEP: What’s the difference?

Cone Biopsy and LEEP

What is a Cone Biopsy? A cone biopsy removes a cone-shaped wedge of abnormal tissue that is high in the cervical canal to be examined under a microscope.  How is a Cone Biopsy performed? A small amount of normal tissue around the perimeter of the site is also removed so that a margin free of […]

Natalie Padveen, Our Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Therapist

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Meet Natalie! Specialties Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Therapy Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Treatment Kegel Exercises Languages Spoken English Spanish French Care Philosophy As your pelvic floor physical therapist, Natalie’s goal is to provide you a safe environment where your most personal medical issues can be addressed comfortably. “I want to provide as much education as possible and empower […]

Things to know before having a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy

First, what is Total Abdominal Hysterectomy? The most common type of hysterectomy. During a total abdominal hysterectomy, the uterus and the cervix are removed. Cancer of the ovaries and uterus, endometriosis, and large uterine fibroids are treated with total abdominal hysterectomy. Other types of Hysterectomies Partial Hysterectomy A partial, subtotal, or supra-cervical hysterectomy removes just […]