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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
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