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  • Womens Health

    Pelvic Floor Disorder Prevention, Treatment for a Better Life

    Eric C. Coughlin, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    17 OCTOBER 2019

    Troublesome symptoms of Pelvic Floor Disorders (also called Pelvic Floor Dysfunction), such as Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse prevent many women from enjoying life to the fullest. Painful or unexpected urination. Bowel problems. Lower back and pelvic pain. Discomfort during life’s most intimate moments.

  • Womens Health

    Primary Ovarian Insufficiency – When a Younger Woman’s Follicles Fail

    W. Brad Campbell, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    11 OCTOBER 2019

    Night sweats, hot flashes, irritability, trouble sleeping along with irregular or missed periods are all common symptoms of menopause. In a woman under 40, these symptoms may point to something else – Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI).

  • Womens Health

    Treatment for Uncomfortable Pelvic Relaxation

    W. Brad Campbell, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    02 OCTOBER 2019

    Pelvic relaxation may sound like something pleasant but that is definitely not the case. The phrase is another way of describing pelvic organ prolapse, a condition that occurs when the pelvic floor – the muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and nerves that support and control the bladder, uterus, vagina and rectum – becomes weakened or damaged.

  • Womens Health

    Cone Biopsy: Checking on an Abnormal Pap Test

    Michael R. Hoffman, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Dillon
    26 SEPTEMBER 2019

    When a woman’s Gynecologist tells her that her Cervical Screening Pap Test is abnormal, the GYN may suggest another Pap or recommend a Cone Biopsy.

  • Womens Health

    Pelvic Pain: What If It Hurts “Down There?”

    Monica Ploetzke, MD
    McLeod Women’s Care Clarendon
    18 SEPTEMBER 2019

    It might start as a dull pain during your period. Might be so severe it affects your life. Might be steady. Might come and go. For some women, this problem in your pelvic region will get worse if you don’t do something about it.

  • Womens Health

    Don’t Wait to Report Pelvic Pain to Your Doctor

    Monica Ploetzke, MD
    McLeod Women’s Care Clarendon
    10 SEPTEMBER 2019

    As many as one out of five women of reproductive age experience pelvic pain, ranging from mild, occasional aches to longer-term, severe discomfort.

  • Womens Health

    The Hysteroscopy View from the Inside

    Merritt King, III, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Little River
    02 SEPTEMBER 2019

    When your Gynecologist needs to look at your uterus, they are likely using a long, thin tube smaller than a straw to look for polyps or treat other problems in your uterus.

  • Womens Health

    Immunizations Aren’t Just for Kids! Preserve Your Health, Too.

    Chris S. Mccauley, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Little River
    28 AUGUST 2019

    A number of immunizations are specifically for mature adults,” says McLeod Gynecologist Dr. Chris McCauley. “It’s also important to talk to your doctor if you didn’t receive immunizations against certain diseases as a child.

  • Womens Health

    When Your Pap Test’s Abnormal, What Does It Mean?

    Charles Tatum, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    20 AUGUST 2019

    One element of a woman’s regular physical exam is often the Pap test, a proven method of spotting precancerous cells in your cervix. Yet, you may have numerous questions.

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