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Not All Fibroids Are Alike Jun 8th, 2020

If you’re ever going to hear the words “tumor” and “good news” in the same sentence, chances are your doctor is referring to fibroid tumors. These non-cancerous tumors made of muscle cells and connective tissue are found in a woman’s uterus. While they are not cancer and don’t have the...

Should I Be Worried About Ovarian Cysts? May 12th, 2020

Your ovaries are two almond-shaped organs that sit on either side of your uterus. The ovaries are responsible for your eggs’ development each month and then their release during ovulation. Small fluid-filled sacs can form on your ovaries; these are ovarian cysts. In most cases, ovarian cysts are nothing to...

Common Signs You're Entering into Perimenopause Apr 20th, 2020

Menopause is a normal part of a woman’s life. However, unless your menopause results from an event such as hysterectomy or cancer treatments, it’s a gradual process that occurs over a period of months or even years. In fact, the definition of the start of menopause is the absence of...

Can I Get Pregnant If I Have Endometriosis? Mar 20th, 2020

Endometriosis, a condition impacting hundreds of thousands of women around the world, is one of the most common causes of infertility. The condition is also under-diagnosed, and you might be given an incorrect diagnosis before your reproductive problems are correctly identified. At Serrano OB/Gyn, Christopher V. Serrano, MD has the...

Menopause and Heart Disease: What Every Woman Should Know Feb 14th, 2020

Everyone who menstruates will go through menopause at some point. Also known as the end of a woman’s fertility, menopause occurs around age 50, unless a medical procedure such as a hysterectomy brings it on sooner. And while it’s natural and not a disease, menopause can bring challenges that go...

What is the Right Amount of Weight to Gain During Pregnancy? Jan 11th, 2020

Eat this; don’t eat that. Stay active, just don’t push yourself too hard. Don’t stress about the weight gain — but don’t gain too much weight, either.  If you’re expecting a baby, chances are you’ve been inundated with all sorts of advice from well-meaning family, friends, and even perfect strangers...

How to Get Your Body Ready for Pregnancy Dec 9th, 2019

Pregnancy puts your body through a lot of stress – and your baby will experience a lot of stress through the development process, as well. If you feel ready to start trying to conceive, take steps to prepare your body. If you're physically ready for your pregnancy, outcomes for both...

Should You Consider Hormone Replacement Therapy for Bothersome Menopause Symptoms? Nov 14th, 2019

For most women, having a period every month is simply a fact of life. That’s why, after 40-something years of monthly cycles, losing that cycle is strange and often emotional. Add to that the slew of physical symptoms that occurs as women lose their periods, and you’ll begin to understand...

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a Heavy Period at Any Age Oct 31st, 2019

Do you suffer from heavy periods that soak through tampons or sanitary pads and continue for hours and last for more than a week? Those are unusually heavy periods, which plague 1 in 5 women in the United States. It’s tempting to ignore heavy periods and just go with the...

6 Tips to Prevent Having a High-Risk Pregnancy Sep 30th, 2019

Only 6-8% of all pregnancies are high-risk. Although most women experience normal pregnancies, learning more about common complications during pregnancy can help you make smart choices for your health and your baby’s health. Every pregnancy is different. Some pregnancies start out low-risk and complications like gestational diabetes or preeclampsia develop...