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  • Womens Health

    Dealing with Painful Endometriosis

    Eric C. Coughlin, MD
    McLeod Women’s Care
    17 APRIL 2019

    It’s a common women’s health issue. So, it’s not surprising that one of the women at the Women’s Health Panel in Florence ask about endometriosis. McLeod Gynecologist Eric Coughlin, MD, offered this explanation to the 100 people present.

  • Womens Health

    The Many Benefits of Robotic-Assisted GYN Surgery

    Paul E. Chandler, MD
    McLeod Women’s Care
    11 APRIL 2019

    Imagine a procedure where the surgeon sees things in 3D, magnified 40 times more than normal, and where the patient can have less pain and faster recovery. This is the potential of robotic-assisted surgery for many gynecological conditions.

  • Womens Health

    5 Myths About Hysterectomy

    Paul E. Chandler, MD
    McLeod Women’s Care
    05 APRIL 2019

    Despite hysterectomy ranking as one of the most common surgeries in this country, many myths or misinformation still surround this procedure.

  • Womens Health

    Myomectomy – A Fibroid Treatment To Preserve Your Fertility

    Gary H. Emerson, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    27 MARCH 2019

    A woman facing fibroids has a range of treatments available – from medication to removal of the uterus. McLeod OB/GYN Gary Emerson, MD, explains one robotic-assisted surgical treatment that can preserve a woman’s fertility.

  • Womens Health

    Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Common and Treatable

    Monica Ploetzke, MD
    McLeod Women’s Care Clarendon
    21 MARCH 2019

    More than 1 million women in the U.S. are diagnosed with Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) annually. PID symptoms can include pelvic pain, fever/chills, burning urination, painful intercourse, abnormal discharge/bleeding, nausea and vomiting. Women younger than 25 years of age are more likely to develop PID.

  • Womens Health

    Watch Your Weight — Protect Your Baby

    Monica Ploetzke, MD
    McLeod Women’s Care Clarendon
    11 MARCH 2019

    Weight gain – within limits — during pregnancy is considered normal. If a woman is overweight or obese BEFORE becoming pregnant, she affects the chances of conceiving and delivering a healthy baby.

  • Womens Health

    Women, Their Thyroid, Pregnancy and Periods

    Joycelyn C. Schindler, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Loris
    05 MARCH 2019

    A small bowtie- or butterfly-shaped organ, the thyroid sits in the front of your neck just above the collarbone and acts much like a regulator for the body. By storing and releasing two hormones (T3, T4), the thyroid controls how quickly you burn calories (metabolism) and how fast the heart beats.

  • Womens Health

    PCOS Hormone Imbalance; If Untreated, Triggers Infertility, Cysts and More

    Monica Ploetzke, MD
    McLeod Women’s Care Clarendon
    01 MARCH 2019

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

  • Womens Health

    Preconception Health — Start Early for a Better Baby

    Joycelyn C. Schindler, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Loris
    21 FEBRUARY 2019

    Waiting until you are pregnant might be a bit late for the welfare of your baby. These days the topic of Preconception Health receives increasing attention. In its simplest sense, Preconception Health means care you receive before getting pregnant.

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