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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

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?

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
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
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? 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
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