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  • 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.

  • Womens Health

    Pelvic Health: What Young Women and Their Mothers Need to Know

    Monica Ploetzke, MD
    McLeod Women’s Care Clarendon
    13 FEBRUARY 2019

    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.

  • Womens Health

    10 Causes of Irregular Periods or Heavy Bleeding

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

    A woman’s regular period (menstruation) can be troublesome but reflects a body that is functioning properly.

  • Womens Health

    Fibroids: Greater in African-American Women than White. Why?

    Monica Ploetzke, MD
    McLeod Women’s Care Clarendon
    31 JANUARY 2019

    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.

  • Womens Health

    Robotic-Assisted Endometriosis Surgery – Another Option for Women

    J. Michael Davidson, MD
    McLeod Women’s Care
    22 JANUARY 2019

    Endometriosis – when the lining of the uterus grows elsewhere in the pelvis – can be painful, even dangerous, if left untreated. McLeod Gynecologist J. Michael Davidson, MD, describes a robot-assisted surgical approach to treating endometriosis.

  • Womens Health

    What Can I Do About My PMS?

    Candice W. Greenan, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    17 JANUARY 2019

    Oh, those headaches, back pain, fatigue, mood swings and sleep problems announcing the imminent arrival of a woman’s menstrual period. The average woman suffers the monthly ravage of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) for about 40 years.

  • Womens Health

    Endometriosis: Don’t Be Confused by Misinformation

    Eric C. Coughlin, MD
    McLeod Women’s Care
    09 JANUARY 2019

    Endometriosis has no known cause. Yet, it strikes one out of 10 women between the ages of 15 and 49. Starting as early as a girl’s first period, endometriosis symptoms may not even be relieved with menopause.

  • Womens Health

    If You’re Pregnant, Eat Fish But NOT All, Says the FDA and EPA

    Merritt King, III, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Little River
    26 DECEMBER 2018

    In January 2017, the Food & Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency updated guidance they earlier issued on fish consumption for three groups of women.  The new guidelines are more specific and apply to women, who are pregnant, breast-feeding or of childbearing age (16 to 49).

  • Womens Health

    Slings, Pessaries, Kegels. A Snapshot of Pelvic Prolapse Treatments.

    Merritt King, III, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Little River
    18 DECEMBER 2018

    At its most basic, Pelvic Organ Prolapse is a woman’s bladder, uterus or rectum pushing down on her vagina. “The first thing you need to know is: this will not kill you,” says McLeod Gynecologist Merritt King, MD.  “Prolapse may cause discomfort and embarrassment, but it is not life-threatening.”

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