How Are Ovarian Cysts Detected And Treated?

Ovarian cysts are small, typically fluid-filled sacs that grow where they don't belong — on the ovaries. While they may seem harmless, they can be extremely painful for some women and grow to sizes that become problematic. They can also make your periods worse. If your doctor suspects that you may have an ovarian cyst or two, this is how they'll likely proceed to determine if you do, as well as how they'll handle it if you do have them. [Read More]

3 Signs Hormone Replacement Therapy Might Help You During Menopause

Some people go through menopause without really having to worry about undergoing any treatments. However, hormone replacement therapy can be helpful for many people who are going through menopause. Three signs that hormone replacement therapy might be a good idea for you while you're going through menopause have been listed below. 1. You're Going Through Menopause Early First of all, if you're going through menopause at an earlier age, there is a chance that you might have a harder time with it than if you went through menopause when you were a bit older. [Read More]

2 Reasons To See Your Obstetrician

One of the most important resources at your disposal when you are pregnant is an obstetrician, mostly because of the various ways in which he or she can help you and your unborn child remain healthy throughout the pregnancy and even during the delivery process. Listed below are two reasons to see your obstetrician from your pregnancy. If Your Pregnancy Is High Risk One of the biggest reasons to see an obstetrician throughout your pregnancy is if your pregnancy is one that would be considered high risk. [Read More]

How Effective Is the Pill? 3 Reasons Why Birth Control Failure Occurs More Often Than You Think

When it's time to get birth control, your OBGYN will likely go over your options and inform you of the success rate of each type of birth control that you're considering. You will notice that some options are clearly more effective than others. For example, the pill is considered to be 99 percent effective whereas using a diaphragm with spermicide is only 94 percent effective. The pill looks like it's the better option, but it's not really 99 percent effective all the time. [Read More]