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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? 

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

RELIEF
…at the expectation of a cure.

Medically Reviewed by Taylor Holmes, DPT, STAR-C

Surgery is the gold standard for pelvic repair to “cure” urinary leakage or stress incontinence. However, following the diagnosis, nearly every gynecologist will start with a series of non-surgical options.


Medically Reviewed by Timothy Hagen, DO Neurologist

Stroke is the leading cause of death and long-term disability in the United States.  For a number of reasons, more women suffer this “heart attack of the brain” than men. 


Medically Review by Timothy Hagen, DO

Pregnancy can be a wonderful time.  The expectation.  Planning for a new baby.

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

Most conversations and articles around the topic of Pelvic Health focus on women starting at age 35. Pelvic Health information for and about young women and teens are equally important.

Fibroids: Greater in African-American. Why?

Posted on in Women's Health

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

Fibroids – non-cancerous growths in the uterus – are the most common pelvic tumor in women. Fibroids are also a major reason that women decide to undergo hysterectomies or myomectomies.

The Impact of Endometriosis on Fertility

Posted on in Women's Health

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

Endometriosis and its treatments can hurt a woman’s chances of getting pregnant, but McLeod Gynecologist Charles Tatum, M.D., says that is not always the case.

Lifetime Risk of Surgery

Posted on in Women's Health

Medically Reviewed by Brad Campbell, MD

A Higher Risk is Actually Good News for Women

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

What's normal and what's not normal when considering a woman's monthly menstrual bleeding? Here are some guidelines to determine if you have "dysfunctional uterine bleeding":

Helping You Handle Those Menopause Hot Flashes

Posted on in Women's Health

From a presentation by Brad Campbell, MD, McLeod OB/GYN Associates Paul Chandler, MD, McLeod Women’s Care Marla Hardenbergh, MD, McLeod OB/GYN Dillon

Dealing with those hot flashes that course through you is an unruly, disconcerting side effect of menopause. Three McLeod Gynecologists addressed a group of women with tips for dealing with your own personal “trip to the tropics.”

Treating Your Painful Fibroids

Posted on in Women's Health

From a presentation by Brad Campbell, MD, McLeod OB/GYN Associates, Paul Chandler, MD, McLeod Women’s Care and Marla Hardenbergh, MD, McLeod OB/GYN Dillon

Fibroids are growths in the uterus that can cause bleeding and painful periods. These three McLeod Gynecologists offer their thoughts on treating you for fibroids.

Medically reviewed by Joycelyn Schindler, MD

Menopause is part of a woman’s natural aging process. Many women find that incontinence seems to be part of her change in life.

Many Treatments for Endometriosis.

Posted on in Women's Health

From a presentation by Brad Campbell, MD, McLeod OB/GYN Associates Paul Chandler, MD, McLeod Women’s Care

Endometriosis – a condition when tissue from inside the uterus starts to grow outside – can trouble a woman as young as 16 years old. Three McLeod Gynecologists discussed the range of treatments to a group of 100 women:

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