Irregular periods, frequent urination, and pelvic pain can be quite a nuisance to deal with and quite concerning. These are often signs of uterine fibroids. Rather than suffer in silence, one of our practitioners may run tests to see if the problem is fibroids and find an appropriate course of treatment. But in the meantime, you may want to look at the most frequently asked questions about fibroids answered by our doctors at Premiere OB/GYN, serving Hollywood, Plantation, Pembroke Pines, FL, and the surrounding regions.
What Are Fibroids?
First and foremost, it's important to understand what fibroids are. They're growths that appear in the uterus. They're benign and can grow anywhere from the size of a small bean to the size of the entire uterus. It's possible to have one fibroid or multiple ones. Women of reproductive age are more likely to develop these.
What Are the Signs of Fibroids?
Much of the time, a woman may never know she has a fibroid because they don't always cause symptoms. For the woman who does have symptoms, the issues that arise vary based on the location of the fibroid or fibroids.
For example, heavy menstrual cycles are common with fibroids. The bleeding is sometimes prolonged and possibly has clotting. Pain in the pelvic region is also a common symptom. It's possible to have frequent urination. It may feel like a struggle to urinate at times, despite having the urge to go. Other possible signs include the following:
- Painful intercourse
What Causes Fibroids?
The exact cause of fibroids isn't known. However, it's believed that heighten levels of growth factors or hormonal changes are responsible. Research indicates that women with high levels of progesterone and estrogen are more likely to have fibroids.
Your age, weight, and race tend to play a role, and so does a vitamin D deficiency. Women who consume lower amounts of green vegetables or who drink alcohol habitually have a greater risk.
How Are Fibroids Diagnosed?
Sometimes, a doctor from one of our practices, either in Hollywood, Plantation, or Pembroke Pines, FL, can tell you have fibroids during a routine pelvic examination. In other cases, a physician may find them on an ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Laparoscopy or hysteroscopy are other possible testing.
Medications can be used to control the symptoms. In other cases, surgery may be suggested.
At Premiere OB/GYN, serving Hollywood, Plantation, and Pembroke Pines, FL, and the general vicinity, we can help you manage your symptoms and assist with infertility if fibroids are causing it.
Book an appointment with us today by calling at (954) 961-9993 or (954) 791-2810.
If you are looking for a way to manage your family planning methods, then Premier OBGYN can help. Your doctors are specialists in their field of family planning at our Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood, FL, offices.
What is Contraceptive Management?
We utilize contraception methods for family planning at Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood, FL, which are reversible as a method of contraceptive management. These reverse methods can be any one of the following family planning or pregnancy prevention techniques:
- Contraceptive medication
- Insertion/removal of certain devices (IUD, etc) used for contraception
Premiere OBGYN offers contraceptive counseling services to assist couples in the prevention of unintentional pregnancy. This counseling is an open communication platform to assure partners are on the same page regarding children. This is a good time to ensure the family planning techniques are utilized to meet each patients’ needs.
It is essential for a couple or individual to have a family planning strategy in play when it comes to methods of birth control. It is imperative that people receive the appropriate education about all means of birth control. This aids in decreasing the infant mortality rate, the spread of STIs, and creates a longer life expectancy.
If you live in Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood, FL, and are seeking family planning information, contact Premiere OBGYN at (954) 961-9993. Our doctors are here to assist all your family planning concerns. We want to help you understand all there is to know about starting a family.
Do you suspect you are pregnant? Visit your Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood, FL, OBGYN of Premiere OBGYN for prenatal checkups.
What is the prenatal visit?
A prenatal visit is a regular visit to your doctor during pregnancy. While you are pregnant, you will book several prenatal visits during which your doctor will examine your health and your baby’s wellbeing.
What is the best time to schedule my visit?
The best time to schedule your first prenatal visit depends on several factors. The best way to determine when you should book your first prenatal appointment is by contacting your Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood, FL, OBGYN if you suspect pregnancy, to tell them your health conditions and your medical history, and they will tell you when to visit.
How often should you have a prenatal visit?
The frequency of prenatal visits can differ highly depending on each patient’s needs. In most cases, the physicians will ask you to schedule an appointment every four weeks during the first two trimesters, every two weeks during the third trimester, and every week after the 36th week. In some patients who may require increased medical care, the physician may require more frequent visits.
What happens during the prenatal visit?
At your first visit, your doctor will evaluate your overall health condition, take your medical history, check your vital signs, listen to the heartbeat of your baby, and take the measurements of your abdomen. They may also take blood and urine samples to test them, checking for any health conditions.
Also, your doctor will discuss the symptoms of pregnancy that you are having and answer all of your questions and concerns.
If you suspect you are pregnant, contact your Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood, FL, OBGYN of Premiere OBGYN. Call us at (954) 961-9993 and book your appointment today!
The physicians of Premiere OBGYN in Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood, FL, are here for all of your OBGYN needs. If you have already had a c-section birth and are pregnant again, you're likely considering what is best for you and your baby. Read about VBAC and come see us if you have additional questions.
What does VBAC mean?
VBAC stands for vaginal birth after cesarean. If you have already had a c-section birth, you may still have the option to deliver vaginally. There are benefits to delivering this way, but not every woman is a candidate.
Your OBGYN can help determine if you are a good candidate for VBAC. You could potentially be a candidate if you are under the age of 36, are at a healthy weight, and have had a successful vaginal delivery in the past. You may not be a candidate if you have had multiple c-sections in the past or are pregnant with multiple babies.
What are the benefits of VBAC?
In general, vaginal births have fewer risks than cesarean deliveries. There is less chance of blood clots and less risk of infections. With delivery, there is less blood loss and less pain after the birth. A vaginal delivery also means a shorter stay in the hospital. A c-section is routine and very common but is still a major surgery that requires recovery time and lifting restrictions. If you deliver vaginally instead of having surgery, you can resume your normal activities sooner.
Are there any risks?
The most serious risk is uterine rupture, which is a very rare occurrence but the uterus can tear and allow the baby to slip into the abdomen. Your doctor can help assess if you are at any additional risk based on your health history. The best way to find out if VBAC is right for you and your baby is to consult with your OBGYN in Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood, FL.
At Premiere OBGYN in Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood, FL, we are here for all your women's health needs. To find out if VBAC is right for you and your baby, contact us for an appointment at (954) 961-9993.
The world of birth control can be daunting to some. There are many different types of contraception that all affect the body in unique ways. At Premiere OB/GYN we want you to carefully consider your options when looking for the right form of birth control! Visit our locations in Hollywood, FL, or Pembrook Pines, FL, to learn more about the options mentioned here, today.
What Should You Look for in a Birth Control?
What you want in birth control comes down to personal preference and your body's needs. Before making a choice, consider if you want to become pregnant in the future, how often you want your period, your hormonal balance, and other side effects related to the birth control method. For example, contraceptive pills are some of the most widely used forms of birth control available today. They can help you prevent pregnancy, but do not prevent STDs. Call your Pembroke Pine or Hollywood, FL, OBGYN to ask about the birth control options that are right for you.
Types of Birth Control:
- Male and/or female condoms
- Contraceptive pills
- Intrauterine devices (IUD)
Every type of birth control has its pros and cons. Again, consider the needs of your body when choosing the right birth control.
The Benefits of Contraception
Let us take a look at one of the most popular forms of birth control, contraceptive pills. Birth control pills encapsulate everything there is about making the right choice for your contraception. There are a few main types of pills: combination pill, minipill, and low-hormone pills. Each offers its own unique set of advantages and disadvantages so be sure to talk with one of the many skilled doctors at Premiere OB/GYN to learn the specifics of each pill.
No matter which birth control pill you take, they all work by altering the hormones in your body to prevent sperm from fertilizing an egg after sex. A combination pill, for example, is a combination of estrogen and progestin. It is the most common type of pill and can reduce the frequency and severity of periods. However, some people may benefit from the lower-doses of estrogen found in low-dose pills or may prefer the no estrogen in minipills. Regardless of your choice of birth control, you must be fully informed so you can make the right choices for your life. Talk with your Hollywood or Pembroke Pines, FL, doctor to find out how birth control can benefit you.
Premiere OB/GYN is dedicated to you! We want you to have the best birth control option that suits your needs. Call us today at (954) 961-9993 to speak with our experienced staff to help you choose the right contraceptive!
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