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What to Expect After Incontinence Surgery

Posted on in Women's Health

Medically reviewed by Brad Campbell, MD McLeod OB/GYN Associates

Most women who undergo surgery for their urinary leakage see a significant improvement in their condition along with a reduction in the symptoms. The most common procedure for Stress Incontinence cures 70-90% of the women who choose this option.

Migraine + Smoking + Birth Control = Stroke

Posted on in Women's Health

Medically Review by Timothy Hagen, DO Neurologist

Migraine headaches are more common in women than men. Migraines can often be crippling, sending a women to a quiet, darkened bedroom.

Myomectomy

Posted on in Women's Health

Medically reviewed by Dr. Dale Lusk

Fibroids – non-cancerous growths – that form in and around the uterus can cause heavy bleeding, pain, discomfort during sex and a frequent need to urinate. The most common way to eliminate the problem is for a woman to have the fibroids and her uterus removed through a hysterectomy. When the fibroids are removed, the bleed and pain will diminish.

Medically reviewed by Mellissa Brooks, MD McLeod OB/GYN Dillon

Menopause announces its presence through a sizable list of hormonal and possible physical changes for a woman.

Hysterectomy: Why, When and Then What?

Posted on in Women's Health

Medically Reviewed by Charles Tatum, MD McLeod OB/GYN Associates

 DID YOU KNOW?
By age 65, more than a third of US women have had a hysterectomy.
Women living in the US South or Midwest are more likely to have a hysterectomy.

Ovarian Cyst

Posted on in Women's Health

Medically reviewed by Angela Lynn Clary, MD McLeod Women's Care

During a woman’s monthly cycle, her ovaries form follicles that will grow eggs. When the follicle releases its egg, the sac normally shrinks and disappears.

UTIs

Posted on in Women's Health

Medically reviewed by Gary Emerson, MD McLeod OB/GYN Associates

Urinary Tract Infections, or UTIs, are unfortunately a common part of almost every woman’s life. They can range from uncomfortable to debilitating.

When Your Pap Test’s Abnormal

Posted on in Women's Health

Medically reviewed by Charles Tatum, MD McLeod OB/GYN Associates

One element of a woman’s regular physical exam is often the Pap test, a proven method of spotting precancerous cells in your cervix (the lower part of your uterus that opens into the vagina). Yet, you may have numerous questions concerning the Pap test, which we’ll try to answer here.

Pregnancy and Fibroids or Endometriosis

Posted on in Women's Health

Medically reviewed by J. Michael Davidson, MD McLeod Women’s Care

The waiting room air crackled with anxiety. Beth paged through an old Red Book magazine not really paying attention to the articles. Across the room, Rhonda checked her watch to see how long she’d been waiting. Both had the same thought: “Will I be able to get pregnant?”

Treating Urge Incontinence

Posted on in Women's Health

Medically reviewed by Wallace Vaught, MD

“I gotta go. I gotta go! Oops. I didn’t make it.”

Medically reviewed by Mary Beth Lewis, MD Interventional Radiologist

Most radiologists spend their days like electronic Sherlock Holmes, searching X-Rays, CT Scans, PET scans and more to find the source of a patient’s problem.

After a Hysterectomy Do you Need a Pap Smear?

Posted on in Women's Health

(NOTE FOR READERS: Content for this article is from answers at the McLeod Women’s Health Forum “Straight Talk” This article contains straightforward discussions of women’s health problems and is designed for mature readers.)

Medically reviewed by Brad Campbell, MD, McLeod OB/GYN Assoc. & Paul Chandler, MD, McLeod Women’s Care


(NOTE FOR READERS: Content for this article is taken from answers at the McLeod Women’s Health Forum “Straight Talk.")

Medically reviewed by Brad Campbell, MD, McLeod OB/GYN Assoc. & Paul Chandler, MD, McLeod Women’s Care


Medically reviewed by Dr. Brad Campbell McLeod OB/GYN Associates

One out of 3 women suffer from urinary incontinence, and “stress” incontinence is the most common form of bladder leakage. Dr. Brad Campbell discusses the main risk factors, possible treatments and the high satisfaction rates of women who are treated:


Reviewed by Taylor Holmes, PT, DPT, STAR-C McLeod Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist McLeod Outpatient Rehabilitation

Taking time to work out the muscles that control your urinary tract is often a first step in treating stress incontinence. McLeod Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist Taylor Holmes specializes in helping women taking control of their lives. This is what she told a gathering of more than 100 women during McLeod Women’s Health “Straight Talk”:


(NOTE FOR READERS: Content for this article is from answers at the McLeod Women’s Health Forum “Straight Talk” This article contains straightforward discussions of women’s health problems and is designed for mature readers.)

 Medically reviewed by Paul Chandler, MD McLeod Women’s Care


(NOTE FOR READERS: Content for this article is from answers at the McLeod Women’s Health Forum “Straight Talk” This article contains straightforward discussions of women’s health problems and is designed for mature readers.)

Medically reviewed by Paul Chandler, MD McLeod Women’s Care


(NOTE FOR READERS: Content for this article is from answers at the McLeod Women’s Health Forum “Straight Talk” This article contains straightforward discussions of women’s health problems and is designed for mature readers.)

Medically reviewed by Paul Chandler, MD McLeod Women’s Care

Diagnosing Incontinence

Posted on in Women's Health

(NOTE FOR READERS: Content for this article is derived from answers at the McLeod Women’s Health Forum “Straight Talk.” This article contains straightforward discussions of women’s health problems and is designed for mature readers.)

Medically review by Marla Hardenbergh, MD McLeod OB/GYN Dillon

Fibroids the Hidden Epidemic

Posted on in Women's Health

Medically reviewed by Gary Emerson, MD McLeod OB/GYN Associates

The National Institutes of Health has called fibroids in women a “hidden” epidemic. The late Rep. Stephanie Tubs Jones, the first black woman to represent Ohio in Congress, called uterine fibroids a “silent epidemic” that seems to affect black women more severely that their white peers.

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