Blog Archive

Urinary Leakage Sep 20th, 2020

Urinary Leaking   Over 50% of women over 50, and 24% of women 18-44, experience some degree of leaking.  Sadly, most women don’t mention this to their gynecologist.  Despite this, most women will admit that any consistent leaking bothers them.   There are many triggers.  Women with ‘stress incontinence’, which...

Identifying and Managing Endometriosis Mar 18th, 2020

Endometriosis is a chronic disease that requires a plan for lifelong management and can cause various issues including pain with sex and infertility. Here’s our guide for identifying and managing endometriosis. What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis is a condition that affects women where the tissue that makes up the lining of...

Managing an Overactive Bladder Mar 17th, 2020

About 40% of women in America experience the symptoms of an overactive bladder (OAB), but many feel uncomfortable discussing their symptoms with others, so they suffer in silence. If you’re encountering OAB, you’re not alone, and there are many ways to treat this condition. What is OAB? OAB, or urinary incontinence, is...

Knowing Your Options Regarding Bladder Incontinence Oct 1st, 2019

No adult wants to experience wetting themselves in public. Bladder surgeries for stress incontinence are designed to provide extra support for the urethra to help it remain closed during stressors such as coughing, sneezing and running. There are several surgical methods to help alleviate these issues. Diagnosing bladder incontinenceUrodynamic testing...

Pregnancy and the Zika Virus Sep 1st, 2019

Mosquito season in Alabama typically runs from April through October. While that has always meant uncomfortable itching and generous application of Calamine lotion, the past few mosquito seasons have brought a much more serious threat. During the summer of 2016, the US confirmed the first case of the Zika virus...

Helpful Information on Hysterectomy Aug 1st, 2019

Women make the decision to undergo a hysterectomy for a number of different reasons, all of which are personal and should be treated with respect and understanding. While many conditions can be treated without hysterectomy, sometimes hysterectomy is the best, or only, choice for a woman. A hysterectomy is an...

Ways to Manage Labor Pain Jul 1st, 2019

Having a baby is hard work, and most of that work comes in when you’re dealing with labor pain. But don’t panic, there are many ways you can manage the pain, and you don’t even have to choose just one. It’s important to do your homework on different types of...

Helping Women with Low Sex Drive Jun 30th, 2019

Sexual dysfunction and lack of sexual desire can be extremely disheartening for patients. Not only does it create emotional insecurities, it can generate discord in a relationship. Working with a compassionate gynecologist is the first step to determining what is causing the issues. It is important to point out that...

All About Interstitial Cystitis May 1st, 2019

Commonly known as painful bladder syndrome, interstitial cystitis (IC) is a complex condition that is identified by chronic inflammation of the bladder lining and muscle layers, which produces the following symptoms:pelvic and abdominal pain and pressurepain with intercoursefrequent urinationurgency (feeling like you need to urinate, even right after urinating)incontinence (accidental...

What is PCOS? Apr 1st, 2019

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is often a mystery; we hear about it sometimes in the news, or perhaps we have a friend that has mentioned it, but unless it is directly affecting you, there seems to be some confusion. Maybe because of all the letters in its acronym, or only...

Robotic Hysterectomy Feb 28th, 2019

New technologies are improving medicine all the time. One of the newer technologies is using robotics in minimally invasive surgery (MIS). The ‘Davinci’ robot allows surgeons to perform more complicated surgeries without a laparotomy (a large incision into the abdomen). While this has been a boon for cancer surgeons to...

Abortion Facts – What Every Woman Should Know Jan 31st, 2019

Abortion is common in the U.S. It is estimated that 22% of all pregnancies in the U.S. end in abortion. However, despite laws designed to protect them, women are often not informed by the abortion provider of the short term, and long term, risks of abortion. There is a conflict...

CO2RE Intima – Laser Therapy for Vaginal Rejuvenation Jan 1st, 2019

At Special Care for Women we want all patients to feel their very best. We take time to go over any and all concerns that need to be addressed, including uncomfortable topics like painful intercourse, sexual dysfunction, and urinary incontinence. These are common problems that women often don’t address unless...

Hormone Replacement – Nothing to be Scared Of! Nov 30th, 2018

Once a woman has entered menopause, the ovaries stop making estrogen. Besides suffering hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, and sleep disturbances, women can begin to lose protection from heart attack, colon cancer, and osteoporosis. A lack of estrogen has a huge impact on a woman’s health. Hormone replacement therapy...

What is Female Infertility and How is it Addressed? Oct 31st, 2018

With Mother’s Day this month, it is a painful reminder that many women have a difficult time conceiving. It’s easy to assume that the moment you decide you are finally ready to bring a child into this world, a pregnancy will quickly follow. But there are any number of pitfalls...

Prenatal Health – Are You Planning to Have a Baby? Sep 30th, 2018

Planning to conceive a child is an exciting thing. But it is also filled with important responsibilities. Not only do financial responsibilities for this child matter, but the social habits of the parents, and the health of the mother, are important as well. To that end, think about the following...