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 […]

Natalie Padveen, Our Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Therapist

pelvic floor therapy

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 […]

What are the common causes of ovary pain?

causes of ovary pain

What are the causes of ovary pain? According to VeryWellhealth.com, ovary pain, which is often felt in the lower abdomen, pelvis, or lower back, are related to ovulation and menstruation. A GYN problem like endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease, or even a medical condition affecting your digestive or urinary system can be to blame. This can make the diagnosis more […]

Painful Periods?

Painful periods

What is Dysmenorrhea? Dysmenorrhea is often referred to as “painful periods”. It’s basically pain that is linked to menstruation. It’s quite common, affecting more than half of women with a menstruation cycle. The pain or menstrual cramps typically lasts 1-2 days. There are two types of dysmenorrhea, primary and secondary. Primary Dysmenorrhea What causes it? […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast cancer occurs when malignant tumors develop in the breast. Breast lumps, growths or tumors occur when old cells don’t die but instead form a mass. These cells can spread, traveling through vessels or lymph vessels and can begin to damage other tissues and organs; also known as metastasis. What are breast […]