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Ask These Questions at Your Next Prenatal Appointment

Ask These Questions at Your Next Prenatal Appointment

When you’re pregnant, you see your doctor a lot. Regular prenatal care helps ensure both you and your baby stay healthy, and asking questions at your appointments is a great way to stay informed and involved. Here’s what to ask next
Oct 4th, 2023
Why Has My Period Gotten Heavier After Childbirth?

Why Has My Period Gotten Heavier After Childbirth?

Welcoming a new baby comes with lots of changes. And if one of those changes is heavier periods, you’re not alone. Learn why heavier menstrual bleeding is so common after childbirth, and why it’s important to talk to your doctor about your symptoms.
Sep 6th, 2023
Everything You Need to Know About Postpartum Incontinence

Everything You Need to Know About Postpartum Incontinence

Having a baby is a life-changing experience. But unfortunately, not all of those changes are good. If childbirth left you with involuntary urine leakage, you’re not alone — and help is here. Learn the signs of postpartum incontinence, and get care.
Aug 1st, 2023

First Mammogram? Here's What to Expect

Is your first mammogram on the calendar? It’s normal to have questions. Mammograms are one of the best ways to detect early signs of breast cancer, and being prepared can ease your anxiety on the day of your procedure. Learn what to expect.
Jul 10th, 2023
Are Ovarian Cysts Dangerous if They Keep Returning?

Are Ovarian Cysts Dangerous if They Keep Returning?

Ovarian cysts are common — and while they usually come and go without causing problems, cysts that keep returning can make you worry about your health. Find out more about cysts and when to get recurring cysts checked out by your doctor.
Jun 5th, 2023
When to Consider an IUD — And When Not to

When to Consider an IUD — And When Not to

Are you looking for a new type of birth control? Learn more about the benefits of intrauterine devices (IUDs). These simple devices are 99% effective at preventing pregnancy, and they last for years. Find out if it’s a good option for you.
May 3rd, 2023
Why Is Osteoporosis Common During Menopause?

Why Is Osteoporosis Common During Menopause?

Osteoporosis develops when your bones become weak and brittle. It gets more common with age, and it’s particularly common among women during and after menopause. Find out how menopause affects bone health and what to do about it.
Apr 3rd, 2023
What to Expect From Your First Pelvic Exam

What to Expect From Your First Pelvic Exam

Is it time for your first pelvic exam? It’s an important part of your routine health care as a woman, but it’s normal to be nervous. Find out what to expect and when to schedule your first pelvic exam.
Feb 8th, 2023
My Periods Are Becoming Irregular — What Does That Mean?

My Periods Are Becoming Irregular — What Does That Mean?

The average menstrual period is 2-7 days, and the average cycle is 21-35 days. If your periods are longer, shorter, more frequent, or less frequent, it could mean something else is going on. Learn about some of the most common causes of irregular periods.
Jan 10th, 2023
Which Type of Birth Control Is Right for Me?

Which Type of Birth Control Is Right for Me?

Contraceptives put you in control of your body. But with all of the options available, how do you know which method is right for you? It’s a personal choice that depends on your health, lifestyle, and family planning goals — and we’re here to help.
Dec 2nd, 2022
How Does Fertility Awareness Prevent Pregnancy?

How Does Fertility Awareness Prevent Pregnancy?

Are you curious about fertility awareness? These natural family planning methods involve tracking your menstrual cycle to identify when you ovulate, so you can choose whether or not to get pregnant. Learn how fertility awareness works here.
Nov 1st, 2022
 How PCOS Affects Your Skin (and What To Do About It)

How PCOS Affects Your Skin (and What To Do About It)

PCOS is a hormonal condition that affects your ovaries. But the hormonal imbalance also causes a range of noticeable skin issues, from severe acne to excessive hair growth. Learn how PCOS affects your skin and what to do about it here.
Oct 7th, 2022
How to Ensure a Comfortable Mammogram

How to Ensure a Comfortable Mammogram

Regular mammograms are the best way to screen for breast cancer, but if you dread your appointments, you’re not alone — mammograms can be uncomfortable. Use these tips to ensure a more comfortable mammogram test.
Sep 12th, 2022
5 Self-Care Tips for Thriving Through Menopause

5 Self-Care Tips for Thriving Through Menopause

Every woman goes through menopause, usually as she nears her 50s. While it’s true that menopause brings a range of symptoms, it doesn’t have to be a time of suffering. Learn how self-care can help you thrive during this transitional time.
Aug 9th, 2022
Does a Colposcopy Hurt?

Does a Colposcopy Hurt?

If you had abnormal Pap smear results, you might need a colposcopy to confirm your diagnosis. Colposcopy is a screening to detect abnormal cell changes in your cervix, and the procedure is simple and nearly pain-free. Learn what to expect here.
Jul 6th, 2022
Help! My Periods Are So Heavy

Help! My Periods Are So Heavy

When your period is so heavy that it gets in the way of your daily life, it’s time to stop suffering. Learn the signs of heavy menstrual bleeding, why it happens, and how you can manage your periods to start feeling better.
Jun 1st, 2022
Do I Just Have to Deal With PMS, or Can It Be Treated?

Do I Just Have to Deal With PMS, or Can It Be Treated?

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) causes symptoms ranging from physical pain to mood swings — and severe PMS can interfere with your everyday life. You can do something about it, however. Here’s how to find some much-needed relief from your PMS symptoms.
May 1st, 2022
Can Osteoporosis Be Prevented?

Can Osteoporosis Be Prevented?

Osteoporosis is a common bone disease that affects women as they get older. There’s no way to completely prevent it, but there’s a lot you can do to protect your health as you get older. Learn how to lower your risk of osteoporosis here.
Apr 1st, 2022
Which Type of Incontinence Do You Have?

Which Type of Incontinence Do You Have?

Incontinence can make you feel like you’ve lost control of your body. Symptoms range from leakage with activity to the intense need to urinate even when your bladder isn’t full — but no matter the symptoms, you have incontinence treatment options.
Mar 1st, 2022
Do Ovarian Cysts Resolve on Their Own?

Do Ovarian Cysts Resolve on Their Own?

Ovarian cysts are a common byproduct of your normal menstrual cycle. But are they a sign of something more serious? Learn more about cysts, why they form, and when you might benefit from ovarian cyst treatment.
Feb 1st, 2022
Are You on the Right Schedule With Your Mammograms?

Are You on the Right Schedule With Your Mammograms?

A mammogram is an important preventive screening for breast cancer. Every woman is at risk for breast cancer, but when you should get your first mammogram and then how often you need them can vary. Learn if you’re on track.
Dec 1st, 2021
How to Perform a Breast Self-Exam

How to Perform a Breast Self-Exam

Breast cancer can’t be prevented, but there’s a lot you can do to protect your health. Preventive care increases the chance that cancer is identified in early stages — and some preventive care can happen at home. Learn about breast self-exams here.
Nov 1st, 2021
Who Needs a DEXA Scan?

Who Needs a DEXA Scan?

Are you at risk for osteoporosis? It’s a common bone disease, but it doesn’t have noticeable warning signs. Take a proactive approach to your health with a DEXA scan, a noninvasive screening to assess your bone density and your risk for osteoporosis.
Oct 3rd, 2021
Risk Factors for PCOS

Risk Factors for PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common causes of female infertility. It affects women of all ages, but the causes behind it are complex. Learn more about the risk factors for PCOS and what to do if you’re diagnosed with it.
Sep 1st, 2021
When Might I Need Radiofrequency Ablation?

When Might I Need Radiofrequency Ablation?

Lots of women dread the arrival of their periods. But if your period brings heavy bleeding and severe pain, you shouldn’t ignore your symptoms. Learn the signs of abnormal menstrual bleeding, and find out how radiofrequency ablation could help.
Aug 3rd, 2021

Why Do You Get Cranky During Your Period?

Do you suffer mood swings or irritability in the days leading up to and during your period? You’re not alone. These symptoms are common — but they have the power to interfere with your life. Learn the signs of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) here.
Jul 18th, 2021

How Birth Control is More Convenient Than Ever

These days, you have a lot of options when it comes to birth control. Daily oral pills, weekly skin patches, and long-acting IUDs are just a few, and there’s an option that’s right for your lifestyle and your family planning goals.
Jun 24th, 2021

What to Expect From Your First Mammogram

Mammograms are breast X-rays to screen for signs of breast cancer. They’re an important part of your health care as you get older, but it’s normal to be nervous about your first appointment. Learn what to expect at your first mammogram appointment.
May 13th, 2021

Does Your Diet Impact Your Risk of Breast Cancer?

While breast cancer is common and certain risk factors like age and family history can’t be changed, there’s still a lot you can do to protect your health. Learn how your diet could be affecting your level of risk, and what foods could reduce it.
Apr 1st, 2021

What Does It Mean to Have Dense Breasts?

Did you have a mammogram, only to learn that you have dense breast tissue? Dense breasts are common, and they can affect the quality of your mammogram results and your risk of breast cancer. Find out more about what it means to have dense breasts.
Mar 4th, 2021

PCOS and Appearance Changes: Causes and Treatments

Irregular periods and infertility are hallmarks of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). But for many women, appearance changes caused by PCOS are some of the most distressing symptoms. Learn why PCOS causes appearance changes and what to do about it.
Feb 7th, 2021

When to Consider a Bone Density Test

Osteoporosis is a common disease that makes your bones brittle. It doesn’t cause noticeable symptoms — until you break a bone, that is — but it can be detected with a noninvasive bone density scan. Learn when to schedule a scan to keep bones healthy.
Jan 4th, 2021

Sexual Health After Menopause: What to Expect

Menopause is linked to vaginal dryness, low libido, and other symptoms that can make sex downright unappealing. But menopause doesn’t have to limit your sexual health. Learn what to expect and how to keep your sex life healthy in your golden years.
Dec 6th, 2020

Urinary Incontinence — It's Common and Treatable

Involuntary urine leakage can be embarrassing, but it’s a common issue that millions of women face — and it’s treatable. Learn more about what’s causing your urinary incontinence, and find the treatment options that work.
Nov 4th, 2020

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Are You in the Know?

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in women. Early detection gives you the best chance to beat the disease, so taking a proactive approach to your health is important. Learn your risk for breast cancer and how screening helps.
Oct 5th, 2020

The Many Benefits of Good Prenatal Care

Have you had your first prenatal appointment yet? If not, now is the time. Prenatal care is an essential element of a healthy pregnancy, healthy labor, and ultimately, a healthy newborn! Learn more about the benefits of good prenatal care.
Sep 15th, 2020

Handling Hot Flashes in the Heat

Menopausal hot flashes aren’t pleasant on even the coldest of winter days. So when the sun’s out and temperatures rise in the summer, hot flashes can quickly become unbearable. Learn our best tips for handling summertime hot flashes.
Aug 20th, 2020

Heavy Periods: Could It Be Endometriosis?

Heavy periods are common, but only a fraction of women living with abnormally heavy bleeding seek treatment. Endometriosis is a leading cause of heavy menstrual bleeding, but know this: It can be treated to relieve pain and reduce bleeding.
Jul 20th, 2020

The Best Treatment for Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts are common, but they usually don’t have symptoms, so you could have one and not know it. When a cyst does cause pain, it’s time to seek treatment. From watchful waiting to hormonal birth control or surgery, get the right treatment here.
Jun 17th, 2020

Dense Breasts and Breast Cancer Risk

Many women who get mammograms find out that they have high levels of dense breast tissue. But what does it mean to have dense breasts, and how does it impact your risk of developing breast cancer or the time it takes to detect the disease?
May 21st, 2020

The Link Between Obesity and PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormonal disorders among women of childbearing age. Learn how obesity affects PCOS and how PCOS affects your risk of obesity.
Apr 21st, 2020

Painful Sex? Nonsurgical MonaLisa Touch® Treatments Can Help

Painful sex is a common complaint among women, but you don’t have to live with the discomfort. MonaLisa Touch® is a nonsurgical treatment that rejuvenates tissue and improves sensation without the need for drugs or hormones. Find out how it works.
Mar 4th, 2020

Perimenopause: What Should I Expect Next?

Perimenopause is your body’s transition phase from your reproductive years to menopause. The length of perimenopause can vary, and symptoms can mimic those of menopause. Find out more about the signs of perimenopause and what’s coming next.
Feb 5th, 2020

Could Heavy Periods Be a Sign of a Serious Problem?

Are your periods long, heavy, and painful? This kind of menstrual cycle isn’t the norm. Learn about some conditions that can cause heavy periods and what a good OB/GYN can do for you. You don’t have to suffer in silence.
Dec 1st, 2019

How to Maintain Your Bone Strength at Any Age

Osteoporosis affects millions of women in the U.S., and that means every one of them has an increased risk of fractures. To lower your risks of both fractures and osteoporosis, you need to take steps now. Here's how to get started.
Sep 1st, 2019

What Type of Birth Control Is Right for Me?

The right birth control method can provide you with tremendous peace of mind. When it comes to choosing that method, you have a lot of options. This list can help you narrow down your options.
Aug 9th, 2019

What You Should Know About Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts are a common problem. In fact, most premenopausal women have at least one every month. But, what are they exactly and when do you have to do something about them? We have answers.
Jul 1st, 2019
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When Should I Start Getting Mammograms?

Do you wonder if you need a mammogram but have found conflicting information online? While guidelines are helpful, they’re no substitute for talking to a medical professional who knows your personal and family health history and risk factors.
Jun 1st, 2019
Pregnancy, heart, The Women’s Center

How Pregnancy Affects the Heart

Your body undergoes dizzying changes over the course of a pregnancy, and your heart is at the center of it all. Here’s what you should know about how pregnancy affects your heart.
Feb 4th, 2019

What Every Woman Should Know About Cervical Cancer

While cancer of the cervix is a serious health threat, it’s slow to develop and a good candidate for early detection. The earlier the detection — with regular Pap or HPV screening — the more effective treatment can be at defeating the condition.
Jan 10th, 2019
Heavy Menstrual Bleeding, The Women’s Center

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding? Your Solution Options

Heavy menstrual bleeding can be accompanied with severe cramping and anemia, so the combined effects can have a major impact on your day-to-day living. There are, however, a variety of treatment approaches, based on the needs of your life.
Dec 17th, 2018

Why the IUD Has Increased in Popularity

As a long-acting form of birth control that requires virtually no effort, works more than 99% of the time and is completely reversible, the intrauterine device (IUD) is making a major comeback.
Nov 29th, 2018

Staying Healthy With a Well-Woman Visit Every Year!

Scheduling your “well-woman” visit with a The Women’s Center healthcare provider every year is an important component to staying healthy. Well-woman visits include a full checkup, aside from any other visit for sickness or injury you may have scheduled.
Apr 2nd, 2017

April is Autism Awareness Month

Nearly a quarter century ago, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with ASD is provided the opportunity to achieve...
Apr 1st, 2017

Your Daughter’s First Gynecological Visit

We are often asked at what age should parents schedule their daughter’s first gynecological visit. At the Women’s Center of Orlando, we recommend young women be seen for their first visit between the ages of 13-15.
Mar 30th, 2017

What’s Considered a “Normal” Menstrual Cycle?

There is a rather large range of “normal” among menstruating women. Unpredictable or long menstrual cycles are fairly normal for teenagers and for women that are in their 40s. For teens, a normal cycle can be as brief as 21 days or as long as 45 days.
Feb 28th, 2017

In-Office Procedures offer Convenience and NO WAIT Time!

We live in a busy world where convenience is key to our lifestyles. Having OBGYN procedures performed in an office that is already familiar, trusted and in a convenient location, not only offer peace of mind but saves you time and money.
Oct 17th, 2016

What Women Should Know About The LEEP Procedure

Each year, the month of September is set aside to bring awareness of the five types of Gynecological Cancer that affect a woman’s reproductive organs – cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar.
Sep 23rd, 2016

Endometrial Ablation for Excessive Bleeding

One in five women suffers from unusual and excessive menstrual bleeding called Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB) which can significantly disrupt your qualify of life.
Sep 17th, 2016

High Risk Pregnancy – Handle With Care

With multiple news agencies reporting singer, Janet Jackson’s high risk pregnancy and confinement to bed rest, the spotlight has once again been placed on the importance of preconception health management...
Sep 15th, 2016

Risks and Prevention of Listeriosis in Pregnancy

The multistate outbreak this past summer of Listeriosis linked to frozen vegetables, fresh cut vegetable products and packaged salads shines a spotlight on this dangerous foodborne illness especially for pregnant women.
Sep 7th, 2016

A Healthy Pregnancy Begins Before Conception

A growing trend of maternal mortality cases in the United States, either during pregnancy or shortly after birth, is causing concern in the health community and spotlights the importance of women’s health management prior to conception.
Aug 31st, 2016

Zika Virus Continues to Surprise

As of August 24th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 2,517 confirmed cases of Zika virus in the US.
Aug 30th, 2016

Hepatitis A Outbreak Spotlights Need for Vaccination

As the number of confirmed cases of the Hepatitis A virus (HAV) rises to 228 and continues to climb, the Hawaii State Health Department ordered the immediate closure of nearly a dozen locations of the restaurant chain Genki Sushi...
Aug 26th, 2016

Pregnancy Digestion Discomfort Tips

Throughout the duration of your pregnancy, your body will continually go through many changes. Common digestion discomforts due to pregnancy are unique for each woman and each mom-to-be may experience symptoms differently...
Aug 19th, 2016