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Life After an Ectopic Pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy is an emotionally and physically draining experience. Getting the right care can help you recover and even get pregnant again in the future. Keep reading to learn more about life after an ectopic pregnancy.
Jun 1st, 2023

3 Things To Know About Fertility When You Have Endometriosis

If you have endometriosis, you know it’s hard to live with. But do you know how the condition affects your fertility and your options to resolve it? Read on to learn the top three things you should know about fertility with endometriosis.
May 1st, 2023

Signs Your Ovarian Cyst Needs to Be Removed

Since most women develop at least one ovarian cyst each month, it can be challenging to know when they’re problematic and even harder to tell when a cyst requires surgical removal. Keep reading to learn what you need to know.
Apr 1st, 2023

7 Key Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery

If you have a gynecologic condition that requires surgery, minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery might be the right choice for you. Here’s a closer look at this surgical approach and the many benefits it brings.
Jan 11th, 2023

Myths and Facts About Infertility

With about 1 in 8 American couples struggling with infertility, there’s no shortage of information about this common condition. But not everything you hear about infertility is true. Keep reading to separate fact from fiction about infertility.
Dec 1st, 2022

5 Issues That Increase Your Risk of Uterine Fibroids

Over 35 million American women struggle with uterine fibroids. Take a moment to learn about five health issues that increase your chances of getting these non-cancerous tumors and the ways we can help.
Nov 1st, 2022

Do Ovarian Cysts Resolve on Their Own?

Ovarian cysts are a common gynecological condition. If you suspect you have one, you might wonder if you need medical attention or whether they’ll go away on their own. Keep reading to find out what you need to know.
Oct 5th, 2022

Who Shouldn't Get a Hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy can address many conditions that affect your uterus and supporting structures. However, this minimally invasive surgery isn’t for everyone. Here’s a look at who should and shouldn’t consider a hysterectomy.
Sep 1st, 2022

5 Common Causes of Pelvic Pain

As a woman, you understand pelvic pain related to period cramps. But if you’re experiencing chronic or severe pelvic pain, it could be a sign of an underlying condition. Take a moment to learn five causes of pelvic pain and how we can help.
Aug 7th, 2022

What Happens if Endometriosis is Left Untreated?

If you have endometriosis, you’re not alone. Millions of women struggle with this painful, often disruptive condition, and many choose not to seek treatment. Keep reading to learn why seeking treatment is important and how we help.
Jul 5th, 2022

Understanding Your Birth Control Options

You have many options when it comes to choosing birth control. But with so many choices, knowing what’s best for you and your body isn’t always easy. Here’s what you need to know.
Jun 1st, 2022

How Robotic-Assisted Technology Can Treat Your Prolapse

Prolapse may be common, but there is help available. Thanks to developments in technology, robotic-assisted surgeries can treat pelvic prolapse while offering fewer risks, faster recovery, and better outcomes. Here’s what you need to know.
May 1st, 2022

Do I Need a Hysterectomy if I Have Uterine Fibroids?

If you’re one of the 35 million American women with uterine fibroids, you’re probably wondering whether you need a hysterectomy. Keep reading to learn when surgery is required and when other treatment options might be a better fit.
Apr 1st, 2022

When Is a Cesarean Delivery Necessary?

Did you know about a third of all US babies are born via cesarean, or C-section, delivery? Some women may have a planned C-section, but other times cesareans are necessary for the health of the baby or mother. Here’s what you need to know.
Mar 1st, 2022

My Periods Are Extremely Painful — What Could It Mean?

Are you struggling through extremely painful periods each cycle? It could be a sign that something’s not quite right. Take a moment to learn what painful periods can mean for your reproductive health and how we can help.
Feb 1st, 2022

Who Needs to Be Tested for STDs?

Are you a sexually active woman? If so, you’re at risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). But not all women have the same risk. Read on to learn who needs to be tested for STDs and how frequently.
Jan 1st, 2022

How Often Should Women See Their Gynecologist?

If you’re like most women, heading to the gynecologist's office isn’t exactly at the top of your favorite things to do. But this important health visit could save your life. Learn how often women should schedule this key medical appointment.
Dec 1st, 2021

Is Spotting Between Periods Normal?

Many women experience spotting between their periods, but does that mean it’s normal? Take a moment to find out why you might have irregular spotting and when you should seek medical advice.
Nov 1st, 2021

What to Do if You Think You're Struggling with Infertility

If you’ve been trying to conceive but haven’t had success, you may be among the 15% of couples with infertility. Take a moment to learn about the signs of infertility, common underlying causes, and the treatments that can help you start a family.
Oct 1st, 2021

Can Surgery Help Endometriosis?

Over 200 million women worldwide suffer from the debilitating symptoms associated with endometriosis. Take a moment to learn how advances in surgical techniques can help alleviate your pain and help you reclaim your life.
Sep 1st, 2021

5 Signs of Pelvic Prolapse

About one-third of American women will be diagnosed with pelvic prolapse, an uncomfortable condition that affects the organs housed in your pelvic area. Take a moment to learn the signs of this common condition so you know when to seek help.
Aug 3rd, 2021

What is an Incompetent Cervix?

Many pregnancy problems are well-known, but what about an incompetent cervix? An incompetent cervix can cause serious trouble for pregnant mothers and their babies. Learn about this condition, whether you’re at risk, and the treatments available.
Jul 22nd, 2021

10 Conditions that Improve After a Hysterectomy

If you’re struggling with pain, heavy bleeding, and other problematic symptoms that haven’t responded to hormone therapy or other treatments, a hysterectomy could help improve the root cause of your discomfort. Learn what you need to know!
Jun 14th, 2021

Diagnosing Pelvic Pain

Chronic pelvic pain — persistent, noncyclic pain lasting more than six months — interrupts your life and makes carrying out the most basic tasks a challenge. Learn how we diagnose your pain so you can start treatment and get back to living!
May 10th, 2021

Signs that You Might Have Fibroids

Worried you may have fibroids? These noncancerous tumors can cause a range of symptoms, making it challenging to know what’s causing your discomfort. Take a moment to learn the signs that indicate you may have uterine fibroids.
Apr 1st, 2021

The Benefits of Preconception Counseling

Thinking about starting your family or having another baby? Now is the right time to get the best start toward a healthy pregnancy and baby with preconception counseling. Learn how this service can benefit you and your baby!
Mar 3rd, 2021

Understanding the Many Causes of Abnormal Bleeding

Female bleeding can occur for numerous reasons. If you’re experiencing abnormal bleeding or bleeding that causes you to wonder if your period is normal, take a moment to learn about the possible causes and the treatment options that exist.
Feb 4th, 2021

Who is a Candidate for the AcessaTM Procedure?

Uterine fibroids have met their match with the revolutionary Acessa™ procedure. If you’re ready to say goodbye to problematic fibroids, without a hysterectomy, Acessa could be the right treatment for you.
Nov 3rd, 2020

Common Causes of Pelvic Pain

Every woman is familiar with monthly pain due to period aches and cramps. But chronic or severe pelvic pain isn’t normal and could be a sign of a serious underlying condition. Read on to learn what causes pelvic pain and what you can do about it.
Oct 1st, 2020

Are You at Risk for Cervical Incompetence?

While not common, cervical incompetence is responsible for over 25% of second-trimester miscarriages. Learn what you need to know about cervical incompetence, whether you’re at risk, and how you can keep your pregnancy safe.
Sep 21st, 2020

Key Signs that You Might Have Endometriosis

Struggling with painful periods and wondering if endometriosis might be the cause? Endometriosis affects about 10% of women and can wreak havoc on your life. Learn about the key signs of this troublesome condition and what you can do about it.
Aug 12th, 2020

Types of Prolapse and How to Help Prevent Them

You’ve heard about prolapse, but aren’t sure about the different types. Plus, you may be wondering if your organs are doomed to drop if you get older, or if there’s something you can do to prevent it. We’ve got you covered. Read on to learn more!
Jul 19th, 2020

When Surgery is Necessary for Fibroids

Uterine fibroids can cause unfortunate symptoms for many women, and sometimes surgery is the best treatment. But not all surgical interventions are created equal. When surgery is necessary for fibroids, here’s what you need to know.
Apr 20th, 2020

What are my Surgical Options for Uterine Prolapse?

If you’ve been diagnosed with uterine prolapse, you’re probably struggling with the uncomfortable, embarrassing, or painful symptoms. Minimally-invasive surgery can give you your life back. Read on to learn more about surgical options available!
Mar 2nd, 2020

What to Expect After a Hysterectomy

Questions about your hysterectomy? We know that going through with the procedure isn’t always an easy decision. With enough information about what you can reasonably expect, you’ll have a place to start for formulating the questions you want to ask.
Jan 1st, 2020

Is Uterine Prolapse Common After Giving Birth?

Are you experiencing discomfort in your vagina or urinary incontinence after childbirth? Did you experience a difficult labor and delivery? You may have uterine prolapse. Read on to learn more.
Dec 5th, 2019

How Does Abdominal Cerclage Help Prevent Preterm Labor?

If your cervix opens early, this could be dangerous for you and your baby. An abdominal cerclage procedure can stop this from happening, which can help prevent preterm labor and pregnancy loss. Read on to learn what’s involved.
Nov 27th, 2019

Most Common Causes of Pelvic Pain

If you suffer from pelvic pain, whether chronic or acute, it’s important to rule out anything serious. Find out some of the common causes of pelvic pain and learn what you can do about it.
Oct 4th, 2019

When Should I Consider a Hysterectomy?

When conservative options can’t treat painful and potentially life-threatening uterine conditions, a hysterectomy may be your only choice. Read on for the types of medical issues that a hysterectomy can effectively treat.
Sep 4th, 2019

What Every Woman Should Know About Fibroids

If you’re a woman in your 30s, 40s, or 50s, you have a good chance of developing fibroids. These mostly benign uterine growths can be painful; however, some women don’t even know they have them. Find out what you need to know about fibroids.
Aug 1st, 2019

Coping with Chronic Endometriosis Pain

Endometriosis pain doesn’t only happen during your period, it can also interfere with your sex life and make bowel movements and urination very uncomfortable. Find out how to cope with the condition and sidestep the suffering.
Jul 9th, 2019

The Key Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

The thought of having surgery for your gynecological issue can fill you with dread, but thanks to the many benefits of minimally invasive surgery, the experience needn’t be as bad as you’re anticipating. Take a moment to discover why.
Sep 21st, 2018

Can Pelvic Prolapse be Prevented?

There are a number of steps you can take to help prevent pelvic prolapse, a challenging issue that affects at least 30% of women.
Jul 1st, 2018

What Causes Ovarian Cysts?

Dr. Swainston is happy to share a few facts about ovarian cysts and their relationship to your reproductive cycle. Learn what causes ovarian cysts and why you should consider making an appointment if you have the symptoms.
Jun 28th, 2018

Can Endometriosis Cause a Miscarriage?

Endometriosis may increase your risk for miscarriage. But effective treatments exist to help minimize that risk. Darin Swainston, MD, FACOG, in Las Vegas is a nationally recognized OB/GYN specialist with extensive expertise in treating this condition.
Mar 13th, 2018

5 Myths and Truths About Uterine Fibroids

In this informational piece, we debunk some of the common myths surrounding uterine fibroids, as well as confirm some of the truths. For a quick and educational primer on your reproductive health, read on.
Jan 31st, 2018

Should I Get Checked for Uterine Fibroids?

Do you have heavy, painful periods that last longer than a week? Do you have a close female relative who suffers from fibroids? If you're unsure whether you should be getting checked, read our latest blog to learn more.
Nov 13th, 2018

Is Endometriosis Affecting My Fertility?

Endometriosis is a painful condition, and you might be wondering if it's the cause of your infertility. Discover more about endometriosis, its effect on your fertility, and treatment options in our latest blog.
Oct 17th, 2018

Do Kegel Exercises Work?

It’s more than just the embarrassment of releasing urine when you sneeze. Pelvic floor dysfunction can cause significant stress in a woman’s daily life. Find out how simple yet powerful exercises can improve urinary incontinence.
Jul 31st, 2018