Endometriosis will be common in about 1 out of 10 women. Infertility is often a big complaint. Learn more about this disorder with OBGYN Dr. Ellen Schwartzbard. Have a health question? Our medical advisors are standing by visit . — Created by South Florida PBS, a member station of PBS, the most trusted institution in […]
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) starts between five to eleven days before the menstrual cycle and experts think it happens from the change in the hormones progesterone and estrogen, explains Dr. Debra Kenward, Obstetrician and Gynecologist with Baptist Health South Florida. In some cases, PMS triggers changes in the renal system (renin-angiotensin system), allowing water retention, bloating […]
If cramps are not improved with anti-inflammatories during the menstrual cycle, patients need help. Dr. Debra Kenward, Obstetrician and Gynecologist with Baptist Health South Florida, also says it’s important to exclude endometriosis or other condition and talks about other signs of period problems.
A heavy menstrual bleeding that could cause large blood clots (Metro raja) is the most common symptom of uterine fibroids. Big pain, pressure in the pelvis, infertility or miscarriage are other symptoms according to Dr. Adam Geronemus, Associate Director of the Fibroid Center at South Miami Hospital´s explanation. Dr. James Benenati, Director of the Non-Invasive […]
One of the most common myths about menstruation is women can’t get pregnant during their period. Dr. Debra Kenward, Obstetrician and Gynecologist with Baptist Health South Florida says it’s true, because ovulation occurred two weeks before menstruation. She thinks any exercise routine makes women feel better during their period, because exercise improves brain chemistry, gets […]
Menstrual cycle is considered normal between 21 and 35 days. Pituitary, Thyroid or stress can affect it. Dr. Debra Kenward, Obstetrician and Gynecologist with Baptist Health South Florida, explains a normal cycle finishes in 7 days and also talks about its normal range.
Heavier prolonged menstrual bleeding; pain, pressure, or feeling of fullness in the pelvis, abdomen or lower back; frequent urination or constipation; pain during or bleeding after intercourse; infertility or miscarriage; and abnormally enlarged abdomen are some of the symptoms of uterine fibroids. Dr. Rafael Perez, Medical Director of the Center for Women and Infants at […]
Dr. Debra Kenward, Obstetrician and Gynecologist with Baptist Health South Florida, explains the Mona Lisa laser is a laser technology that creates little micro perforations in the vaginal mucosa triggering cells called fibroblasts, creating a layer of collagen. She adds the procedure takes five minutes, it’s done in the office, it’s painless and no anesthesia […]
Breast buds, hair growth under the arms and the pubic area are the most common body changes. Dr. Debra Kenward, Obstetrician and Gynecologist with Baptist Health South Florida, explains if any teen doesn’t have those changes until she’s 14, she needs to visit the doctor.