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  • Womens Health

    Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Treatment for When Your Organs Drop

    Joycelyn C. Schindler, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Loris
    14 FEBRUARY 2017

    The term “prolapse” refers to a body part slipping forward or down. For women, the most likely prolapse is in their pelvic area, resulting in discomfort and other symptoms. Speaking to a group of women, McLeod OB/GYN Joycelyn Schindler described pelvic organ prolapse and it treatments.

  • Womens Health

    Cervical Cancer Screening: When You Need to Schedule Your Pap Test

    Joycelyn C. Schindler, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Loris
    08 FEBRUARY 2017

    Some people are not sure how often they should come in, if they should come in at all or if they should continue having a Pap test until they die.

    So when to start? I recommend when a woman is 21. Most people have heard three years after they have had intercourse or when a woman has any questions or concerns. But for me, it’s 21 because the incidence is very low. There are about 15,000 cases of cervical cancer per year, very low compared to other cancers.

  • Womens Health

    Centering Pregnancy: What You Can Expect

    30 JANUARY 2017

    Centering Pregnancy offers a new approach to prenatal visits, where 8-12 women with similar due dates meet as a group for two-hour sessions throughout their pregnancy.

    “Selected sites in South Carolina now offer this form of prenatal care that’s growing in popularity,” says McLeod Nurse-Midwife Tom Chappell. “Women gain a direct role in their health care by learning how to take their blood pressure, weight and use the pregnancy wheel to determine how many weeks and days pregnant they are.”

  • Womens Health

    Centering Pregnancy – Great Benefits for Mom and Baby

    27 JANUARY 2017

    There’s a new game in town for pregnant women in selected communities in South Carolina. The name: Centering Pregnancy. Although educating pregnant women in groups has been done for 50 years, the philosophy behind and approach to Centering is very different.

  • Womens Health

    Frequently Asked Questions Female Urinary Incontinence

    20 JANUARY 2017

    Q: What is urinary incontinence (UI)? A: UI is also known as “loss of bladder control” or “urinary leakage.” UI is when urine

  • Womens Health

    Quit Stressing over Stress Incontinence…with these Treatments

    Gary H. Emerson, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    10 JANUARY 2017

    Like many surgical approaches, the ability to treat stress incontinence has made tremendous advances in the past several decades.

    McLeod Gynecologist Gary Emerson, M.D., explains the most common surgical and non-surgical treatments for women who have embarrassing bladder leakage when they cough or sneeze.

  • Womens Health

    8 Endometriosis Myths and a Couple Truths

    Rebecca J. Craig, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Dillon
    06 JANUARY 2017

    “We know the problem is caused when the endometrium — blood and tissue that is normally shed monthly from the uterus — starts to grow outside the uterus,” says McLeod Gynecologist Rebecca Craig, MD. “Yet, there’s still much we have to learn endometriosis.”

    The cause of endometriosis seems elusive and possibly involves a variety of interrelated factors. Over the years, a number of wives’ tales or myths grew up around this troublesome women’s health issue. To help your understanding, here are a few myths and the reality.

  • Womens Health

    Triggers for Urge Incontinence, Overactive Bladder

    Merritt King, III, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Little River
    30 DECEMBER 2016

    “Unlike stress incontinence, which has a variety of non-surgical and surgical treatments, in urge incontinence, surgical options are reserved for only the most severe cases,” says McLeod Gynecologist Merritt King, III, MD. “Yet, a better knowledge of what can trigger or worsen urge incontinence will help avoid those embarrassing public situations.”

  • Womens Health

    Folic Acid: A Vital Supplement for You and Your Baby

    Pauline O’driscoll-Anderson, MD
    McLeod Women’s Care Clarendon
    18 DECEMBER 2016

    “To prevent birth defects, all women who CAN get pregnant should make sure they have a daily dose of folic acid – event if they AREN’T and DON’T PLAN to get pregnant,” says McLeod Gynecologist Pauline O’Driscoll-Anderson, MD. “In this country, unplanned pregnancies are very common. So, the ability of this particular B vitamin to help babies develop properly needs to be in a woman’s system at all times.”