Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding: It’s Not Just Your Period

Any vaginal bleeding or spotting that occurs outside your regular menstrual cycle is considered abnormal. Younger women may experience abnormal vaginal bleeding due to anovulation caused by a hormone imbalance. By the same token, older women approaching menopause may also experience abnormal vaginal bleeding due to a hormonal imbalance. What is considered abnormal vaginal bleeding … Continued

Could daVinci® Robotic Surgery Be Right for You?

The daVinci® Surgical System uses robotic-assisted surgery to facilitate complex, minimally invasive surgical procedures with precision and accuracy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the daVinci Surgical System for a wide range of gynecological surgeries in 2005. Common surgeries using the daVinci Surgical System The skilled physicians at Adriatica Women’s Health have extensive … Continued

Five Side Effects of Fibroids

Fibroids are firm, abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. These benign tumors are made of smooth muscle cells and fibroid connective tissue. Approximately 70-80 percent of women will develop fibroids in their lifetime, though not everyone will have symptoms or require medical treatment. What are five side effects of fibroids? Common … Continued

Pain During Sex? It Could Be a Serious Medical Problem

Pain during sex is very common. In fact, three out of four women experience painful intercourse at some point during their lives. Short-term conditions like an infection in your genital area or urinary tract can lead to short-term pain during sex. Eczema and other skin conditions in your genital area can also cause pain temporarily. … Continued

How Centering Can Support You During Pregnancy

Pregnancy centering is a new model of prenatal care that bundles essential health assessment and education services together in a social setting. The goal of pregnancy centering is to replace short and often impersonal prenatal visits with longer, more meaningful group sessions. Pregnancy centering creates a unique opportunity for women with similar due dates and … Continued

10 Women’s Health Issues Everyone Should Be Aware of

Women have unique medical needs that change throughout their lifetime, especially when it comes to reproductive health and wellness. Adriatica Women’s Health offers comprehensive gynecologic care and treatment from board-certified physicians that have a lifetime of experience with women’s special health care requirements. Here is a list of the most common health concerns among women: … Continued

What Are Common Fibroid Symptoms?

Fibroids are noncancerous growths inside a woman’s uterus that often develop during childbearing years. They are made of renegade muscle cells and fibroid connective tissues that form a knot or mass inside the uterus. Fibroids vary in size, ranging anywhere from less than an inch to larger than a softball. While the exact cause of … Continued

Safe Pregnancy Workouts: 6 Exercises You Can Try Today

Overall and in most cases, exercise is safe during pregnancy. In fact, it’s often recommended to help alleviate some of the typical discomforts of pregnancy. It can also help prepare the body for labor and delivery. Women who were exercising regularly before pregnancy, and do not have any concerning health conditions, should be able to … Continued

Diagnosing Endometriosis: Signs, Treatment and Recovery

Endometriosis is a reproductive disorder affecting more than 176 million women worldwide and one in ten women in the United States. It occurs when endometrium-like tissue is found in nodules or cysts outside the uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries. Endometrium is the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus. Common signs of endometriosis The … Continued

When Should You Get Your First Pap Smear?

Some young women may be surprised to learn Pap smears aren’t just for those who are sexually active. The purpose of a Pap smear is to collect cells from the cervix and screen for abnormal cells. How can a Pap smear help protect you? Abnormal cells, often resulting from exposure to the human papillomavirus (HPV), … Continued