All About Endometriosis

All About Endometriosis

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 […]

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Premenstrual Syndrome: Causes & Symptoms

Premenstrual Syndrome: Causes & Symptoms

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 […]

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Signs of Period Problems

Signs of Period Problems

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.

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The Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

The Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

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 […]

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Debunking Common Menstruation Myths

Debunking Common Menstruation Myths

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 […]

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Uterine Fibroids: Symptoms

Uterine Fibroids: Symptoms

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 […]

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Menopause & Non Hormonal Treatments

Menopause & Non Hormonal Treatments

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 […]

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