An estimated 1 in 78 women will develop ovarian cancer at some point in her life. Fortunately, when diagnosed early, there is a 5-year survival rate of more than 90 percent. However, the challenge in detecting ovarian cancer is that there are no simple and reliable screening methods for women who do not show any […]
You’ve heard all about the hot flashes and night sweats that accompany menopause. But how much do you know about perimenopause, the years of “transition” that lead to menopause? Here’s what you need to know about perimenopause, including a look at some of the latest menopause treatments to help alleviate the irritating symptoms. What is […]
Sexual health goes far beyond getting tested for infections. Sexual health is about experiencing intimacy that is both satisfying and free from issues such as painful intercourse. Remember, we’re partners in your care. We are always here for you, and welcome any questions you may have. We encourage you to take advantage of our STI […]
The medical term for painful periods is dysmenorrhea, and for millions of women, it turns their life upside down for several days every month. For many, it’s an annoying inconvenience. For others, the pain develops to a point where it makes day-to-day life difficult at best. It’s more often found in women who have heavy periods.
The struggle and heartbreak of infertility affects millions of Americans each year. Did you know that 12 percent of American women between the ages of 15 and 44 have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term? (Centers for Disease Control) There is no one simple cure for infertility. Treatment depends upon a wide […]
We’ve been caring for women of all ages for more than 40 years. We have dedicated our lives to providing the highest level of care for our patients. We don’t see a yearly exam as merely a time for a Pap smear; we see it as a crucial time to address any health issues you may have.
We also offer convenient locations, including our OBGYN office in Durham near Southpoint in addition to our Chapel Hill OBGYN practice.
Understanding your menstrual cycle is crucial to defining when you ovulate and calculating when you are most likely to get pregnant. “Women should be aware that if they have an irregular period, it can make the ovulation days difficult to determine.” Said Dr. Martinelli. “When examining fertility, it’s important to realize that an egg can […]
You’ve been in menopause for three years, and instead of menstrual cramping and PMS, you seek treatment for the inconvenience of hot flashes and night sweats. Then one day, you start bleeding again, just like you did when you had your period. You wonder why it is happening and if it’s the indicator of something more serious.
When you’re expecting, we believe it’s important for you to have family-centered care, and that’s one reason why we’re pleased to offer Centering Pregnancy ®. These sessions are a part of our pregnancy support services, and they provide educational information and more time with your health care team framed within a network of supportive women who are due around the same time you are.