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  • Womens Health

    Fibroids, Pap Smears, Heart Palpitations: Common Female Qs

    Candice W. Greenan, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    10 MAY 2019

    Are fibroids cancerous?  When can I quit getting Pap Smears to check for cervical cancer?  Are heart palpitations during menopause more than just a menopause symptom?   McLeod OB/GYN Candice Greenan answered these and other questions during a Women’s Health Panel.

  • Womens Health

    Nocturia, Nighttime Urge to Urinate, Can Make You More Than Grumpy

    W. Brad Campbell, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    30 APRIL 2019

    Need to get up once a night to go to the bathroom? Don’t worry. That’s normal.
    More than twice and up to six nightly trips to the bathroom is a problem called nocturia. A recent survey of women over 40 revealed that nearly half of them made 2 or more trips to the bathroom at night.

  • Womens Health

    Fibroid’s 3 Common Surgical Treatments

    W. Brad Campbell, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    27 APRIL 2019

    Fibroids, can be painful and are most commonly found in women in their 40s and early 50s.

  • Womens Health

    Dealing with Painful Endometriosis

    Eric C. Coughlin, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    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 OB Hospitalists Group
    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 OB Hospitalists Group
    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.

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