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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.

Minimally invasive Hysterectomy

Posted on in Women's Health

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

It was more than 2 decades ago that a surgical procedure to remove a woman’s uterus with small incisions was first introduced. Yet, in 2010 nearly 60% of the hysterectomy surgery in the US were still being performed with long incisions across a woman’s stomach. Although the traditional approach to hysterectomies can be medically required in some cases, most women are excellent candidates for the newer technique.

Don’t Shrink from Treating Uterine Fibroids

Posted on in Women's Health

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

Not long ago, Brenda thought it was just part of being a woman. Not just her monthly period, but the pain and bleeding that bothered her throughout the month. Some days Brenda couldn’t work. She missed her daughter’s dance recital. Her constant need for a bathroom made her hesitate to go out with friends. And her pain took the romance out of sex with her husband.

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

Snickering aside, women should be grateful to Gynecologist Arnold Kegel. In the late 1940s, he developed an exercise for pelvic muscles that offers women huge benefits. Studies show that 70% of women with stress incontinence who use the Kegel exercise will see improvement. Beyond the leakage issue, Kegels can prepare a pregnant woman’s body for labor and improve your sex life.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Don’t Wait

Posted on in Women's Health

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

Pelvic Prolapse is shorthand for the condition when a woman’s bladder, uterus or vagina slip.

Do You Need a DXA bone screening.

Posted on in Women's Health

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

The dangers of osteoporosis and fractures – especially of the hip – grow as a woman ages. Yet, many women, who should be screened, are not taking advantage of this simple, painless test.

Talk to your OB/GYN about Incontinence

Posted on in Women's Health

Medically reviewed by Gary Emerson, MD McLeod OB/GYN Assoc.

Embarrassment for personal incontinence is understandable and can cause you to put off seeing a doctor. First, remember – you are not alone. One source says women wait an average of more than 6 years before finally seeking help for their incontinence. On the average only 10% of women who experience urinary incontinence will seek professional medical help.

Pelvic Pain and Your Physician Visit

Posted on in Women's Health

Medically reviewed by Merritt King, III, MD

You experience pain in the area south of your belly button. In general, physicians describe it as “pelvic pain.” The causes could be anything from indigestion to endometriosis.

Screening Tests to help you Stay Healthy

Posted on in Women's Health

Medically reviewed by Joycelyn Schindler, MD

Millions of women are alive today because their physician spotted a potential health issue early and successfully treated it. Millions of women are alive today because THEY decided to see their physician regularly for recommended screenings.

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