Premenstrual syndrome or PMS describes a variety of symptoms that occur a week or so before the onset of a woman’s period. Many women have tender breasts, become moody or irritable, and experience bloating and a number of other symptoms to some degree. Any symptom of PMS can vary from mild to severe and women may think they are all normal. This is not necessarily true because there are some serious conditions that are often mistaken for PMS.
On 9/18/2020, Specializing in minimally invasive, robotic-assisted gynecologic procedures since 2006 has allowed Dr. Russell to offer her patients a surgical option that improves outcomes, lessens pain, and allows for surgeries to be scheduled as outpatient procedures. Due to the use of the robot, patients experience less blood loss, quicker healing, and return to normal activity. Congratulations Dr. Russell!
To commemorate the outstanding achievement, Dr. Russell was presented with the above award from Intuitive Surgical, makers of the DaVinci Robot.
Heavy bleeding during your period is sometimes known medically as menorrhagia. Although every woman is different and menstrual cycles can vary, when should you see Dr. Deborah Russell about a heavy period?
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We are excited to reopen our office for patient appointments on Monday, 6/1/2020. Please be aware our waiting room is closed at this time. Please call our office upon arrival for your appointment and you will be escorted inside directly to your room by a medical assistant. Face masks are required. Currently, no visitors will be allowed to attend patient appointments. One caregiver per patient will be allowed if required. Telephone service hours will also resume; 8 am until 5 pm, Monday through Thursday.
Although women can experience urinary incontinence (UI) during their life, the frequency of UI tends to occur more often when you get older. This loss of bladder control stems from hormonal changes that affect muscle strength in your pelvic area. Women who are pregnant, giving birth, or going through menopause are all likely to have urinary incontinence. So, does menopause cause urinary incontinence? It is a contributing factor, but there is more to it.
If you are approaching 40 years old, it is time to have your first mammogram screening. Some women become anxious and worry about all sorts of unknowns. We are here to tell you that sometimes anticipating something is worse than the actual event. So take heart and learn what you should know before your first mammogram.
Yes, they show up about every 30 days, they are uncomfortable or sometimes painful, can give you headaches and slow you down, and can transform you into the wicked witch of the east every month before they start. No wonder they’re known as the “curse.” Yes, the decades of having your period affect your life in various ways, but don’t let periods rule your life. Some side effects are normal, but some are definitely not. Let’s look at ways you can gain some control. Read the rest of this entry »
Most young women begin to see a gynecologist in their teens and by the time they are in their 20s or 30s know the routine, know their bodies, and schedule annual visits. There are times, however, when abnormalities present themselves, and you wonder if you should see your doctor in between your normal visit. The answer is usually yes, and in case you’re in doubt, here are 11 signs you need to call your gynecologist.
Medical technology continues to improve and innovate the way surgeons can perform surgery. Robotic surgery was approved by the FDA in 2005 and is a relatively new less-invasive technique, but different from both laparoscopic and open surgery. Before undergoing any kind of surgery for gynecologic cancer, discuss with Dr. Russell these 5 things to know about robotic surgery for gynecologic cancer.
Everyone knows that using birth control gives a woman control over when and if she becomes pregnant. What you may not know is that there are some great birth control benefits that are beyond pregnancy prevention.