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From an interview with Gary Emerson, M.D. McLeod OB/GYN Associates

From large, very visible scars traveling across the abdomen to small scars, less pain, and faster recovery.  That describes the path that surgery for incontinence and other women’s pelvic health problems has taken in the 21st Century.  

Mid-Urethral Sling: Hallmark Surgical Solution for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

From a presentation by Dr. Brad Campbell McLeod OB/GYN Associates

Common Menopause Problems and Their Treatments

Posted on in Women's Health

From an Interview with Marla Hardenbergh, MD McLeod OB/GYN Dillon

When a woman undergoes her "change of life," she can look forward to positive differences, such as no longer worrying about monthly periods. Unfortunately, many women will suffer one or more common menopause problems. McLeod OB/GYN Marla Hardenbergh, MD, explains some of the problems and offers ideas on treatment:

From an interview with Marla Hardenbergh, MD McLeod OB/GYN Dillon 

Stress incontinence ranks as the most common form of urinary leakage among women — about one in four women experience the problem in their lifetime. McLeod OB/GYN Marla Hardenbergh, MD, describes the cause and some treatments for this common problem.

Cool News on Menopause-Related Hot Flashes

Posted on in Women's Health

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

Women of menopausal age often view hot flashes (also known as night sweats) as one of the most troublesome symptoms they gain as their menstrual periods stop. Many supposed treatments for hot flashes range from the scientific to old wives’ tales. Research has finally confirmed what experts say works (or doesn’t work) to control these menopause symptoms.

Medically reviewed by Joycelyn Schindler, MD McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast

 “The hidden medical epidemic that few women have been willing to talk about,” said an article in The Washington Post about Pelvic Organ Prolapse in older women. Yet, the article noted that – some unknown reason – there was a shift around 2015, according to the Women’s Health Foundation.

Endometriosis and Its Treatments

Posted on in Women's Health

From a presentation by Charles Tatum, M.D. McLeod OB/GYN Associates

Discomfort. Bleeding. Pain. 

Medically reviewed by Joycelyn Schindler, MD McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast

Pregnancy brings the promise of a bouncing new baby.

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

Menopause and diabetes constitute a close relationship to your health – if you experience menopause too early or too late – or have diabetes before menopause. Let’s try to unravel this a bit.

Medically reviewed by David Bersinger, MD McLeod OB/GYN Cheraw

PCOS – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – ranks as one of the most common problems Gynecologists see in their patients.

Medically Reviewed by Taylor Holmes, PT, DPT, STAR-C

More and more women are talking with their doctor about urinary leakage or incontinence. And that’s a good thing. There’s no reason to live with the embarrassment and anxiety of stress incontinence or an overactive bladder.

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

“Another morning with pain,” groaned Marla as she awoke, thinking this was the third day in a row she felt this bad.

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

A woman’s reproductive organs can be affected by five main types of cancer, identified by the location where it started: ovarian, cervical, uterine, vaginal and vulvar.

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

The birth of your child brings many wonderful, fulfilling emotional and physical feelings. On the other hand, pregnancy and the aftermath of the birthing process can leave many women with an incontinence problem. 

From an interview with Gary Emerson, MD McLeod OB/GYN Associates

The day a woman finally decides to move past the embarrassment of Stress Incontinence or Urge Incontinence and seek care, is a benchmark she’ll long remember. 

Weight Loss Helps Reduce Your Incontinence

Posted on in Women's Health

Medically review by Joycelyn Schindler, MD McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast

“Encouraging.” “Significantly improves the amount of urinary incontinence.” “Should be considered…as part of non-surgical therapy for incontinence.” “Obesity is an important risk factor for urinary incontinence.”

Medically reviewed by Brad Campbell, M.D. McLeod OB/GYN Associates

"I'm glad you called right away," Mary's OB/GYN assured her. Mary was surprised when she started bleeding because she thought when her menopause ended 5 years ago, her bleeding was over, too. Recently, Mary started spotting or light bleeding. Then, the bleeding grew heavier and she again needed to wear pads.

Fibroids: What Women Need to Know

Posted on in Women's Health

Q:   What are fibroids?
A:  Uterine fibroids are growths in the womb (uterus). They are made of muscle and other tissue. Fibroids almost never develop into cancer.

Q:  Who is at risk for fibroids?
A:   African-American women have a greater risk than white women. Also, women who are overweight have greater risk than those who are not.

From a presentation by Dr. Brad Campbell McLeod OB/GYN Associates

Working on a farm or on an assembly line are just two risks that can cause the embarrassing – but not fatal – problem of pelvic organ prolapse, says Brad Campbell, MD of McLeod OB/GYN Associates.

Medically reviewed by David Bersinger, MD McLeod OB/GYN Cheraw

Is it stress or urge incontinence? What is prolapse? Am I troubled by nocturia? 

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