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  • Womens Health

    Troublesome UTIs and Treatments

    Kelly Maloney, MD
    McLeod Urology Associates – Sumter
    03 DECEMBER 2019

    Some 40% of women will have symptoms associated with urinary tract infection (UTIs) at least one in their lifetime.  Bacteria entering the urinary tract cause symptoms. If the infection spreads to the kidneys, it is called pyelonephritis.

  • Womens Health

    Dealing with Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding?

    Stephen C. Jones, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Dillon
    29 NOVEMBER 2019

    Abnormal vaginal bleeding can be worrisome, impact reproductive health or have other serious consequences. Treating the condition will help you maintain your quality of life.

  • Womens Health

    10 Tips to Help You Stay Healthy If You’re an Older Woman

    Jenna J. Maclennan, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    18 NOVEMBER 2019

    Age is an intriguing aspect of life. As we “mature,” we gain life experience and wisdom. But as we grow “old,” we face a number of factors that are not necessarily positive. “Even worse for women because females are more likely than men to have chronic or continuing health conditions, such as osteoporosis, serious incontinence, high blood pressure and arthritis,” says McLeod OB/GYN Dr. Jenna MacLennan.

  • Womens Health

    10 Causes of Irregular Periods or Heavy Bleeding

    Joycelyn C. Schindler, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Little River
    13 NOVEMBER 2019

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

  • Womens Health

    What Can I Do About My PMS?

    Candice W. Greenan, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    05 NOVEMBER 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

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

    Joycelyn C. Schindler, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Seacoast – Little River
    01 NOVEMBER 2019

    Speaking to a group of women at McLeod Seacoast, McLeod OB/GYN Dr. Joycelyn Schindler helped clarify the question of when does a woman start, how often do you need and when do you stop having the Pap test for cervical cancer.

  • Womens Health

    Robotic-Assisted Endometriosis Surgery – Another Option for Women

    J. Michael Davidson, MD
    McLeod GYN Specialists
    23 OCTOBER 2019

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

  • 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).