You’re expecting a baby when you suddenly feel a sharp pain in your abdomen. Is this labor? Should you go to the hospital? Or is this Braxton Hicks, often referred to as “false labor”? Although there are differences between Braxton Hicks and actual labor, it can often be difficult to tell them apart, which is […]
While the average age for the onset of menopause is 51, estrogen can fluctuate in the years leading up to menopause (called perimenopause). Once you enter menopause and your ovaries are no longer producing estrogen, it’s highly likely that you’ll experience the classic symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats. These symptoms can be relieved […]
Because these words sound alike, it’s easy to mistake one with the other. We’ve taken the mystery out of these terms, and by examining a few simple facts, you’ll understand the difference between vaginosis and vaginitis.“The good news is that these conditions are highly treatable, we have extensive options available,” said Dr. Joshua Hardison.. “We also understand how these terms can be easily confused, and we encourage patients to ask one of our physicians or nurse midwives questions.”
Would you rather place your faith in a piece of sophisticated medical equipment or on a ring tied to the end of a string? Through medical imaging, we can accurately determine the gender of your child, yet many old wives tales, such as using the ring on the end of a string, still persist. Often, […]
Bacterial vaginosis and other vaginal infections are extremely common. They occur when the “good” bacteria that naturally occurs in the vagina is offset by other types of bacteria, resulting in inflammation and infections. Hormonal changes may also contribute to this. The inflammation is generally referred to as vaginitis. Bacterial vaginosis is a specific type of vaginitis.
Yeast infections are not only annoying, they are very common. Three out of four women will have a yeast infection at some point in their lives, and most women experience at least two infections. Those with recurrent infections may experience as many as four or more a year. “Most yeast infections are easily treated. However, […]
Even if you haven’t entered menopause, chances are that you’ve heard someone complain about the inconvenience and discomfort of hot flashes. Roughly 75 percent of all menopausal women experience them, and for 80 percent, the hot flashes continue for two years.
Fibroid tumors are very common—between 20 and 80 percent of women will develop them by the age of 50. Not all of those with fibroids show symptoms. However, for those who do, these symptoms can be painful, causing multiple problems including heavy menstruation. (Office on Women’s Health).
At Chapel Hill OBGYN, we are thankful for all members of our wonderful care team. Our physicians, nurse practitioners and others are dedicated to providing only the highest level of compassionate care. More importantly, we take time to know you to determine how we can best assist you. We’d like to take this time to […]
Today, midwifery is more than simply a career – it’s a calling, and these skilled professionals receive extensive medical training and certification by the North American Registry of Midwives. We’re proud to have an amazing, dedicated team of midwives to not only help guide our pregnant patients, but to also assist every woman at every stage of life. It’s their calling, as one midwife says. Read for more inspiration.