Author: Triangle Premier Women's Health

What You Should Know About Premature Menopause

Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when ovaries stop releasing eggs and estrogen levels drop. It usually occurs gradually over a period of time known as perimenopause. This natural part of aging comes with many side effects and normally occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. Some women go through this change of life earlier. Let’s dive into what you should know about premature menopause.

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3D or 4D Ultrasounds: Which Is Best for You?

What an exciting day when an expectant mother has her first ultrasound! It’s true, she is really having a baby, and so far it is healthy. Those first ultrasounds are usually 2D types where you can see a black, white, and gray picture of your little one. But what about a 3D or 4D ultrasound: which is best for you?

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Common Causes Of Female Infertility And How To Better Your Odds Against Them

If you have been trying to get pregnant but have been unsuccessful, you are not alone. Although comforting to know, the challenge comes in finding your reason for infertility, and there happens to be many possibilities. Once you become acquainted with the causes, you can learn how to better your odds against them.

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What are the Advantages of Having a 3D 4D Ultrasound Over a Standard 2D Procedure?

You already know the advantages of a 3D or 4D ultrasound for you as the mother. You get to see your baby’s little face and see all those adorable features well before your child is born. This brings a greater sense of connection between you and your unborn child. You will be able to say “she looks just like me” well before she is even born. However, what you may not know is that there are also medical advantages to the advanced methods of ultrasound. Your doctor will be able to use the detailed data to find out much more about the baby.

Below, you will find out more about the advantages to this type of ultrasound.

The board-certified OBGYNs at Triangle Premier Women’s Healthcare are highly trained in providing both 3D and 4D ultrasounds. Contact our OBGYN clinic in Clayton, NC by requesting an appointment online through our secure form.

Overall Advantages

Before going over the more detailed advantages to a 3D or 4D ultrasound, let us consider the more generalized things that you and your doctor will gain.

  • Easier to study results, saving the doctor and the patient time.
  • Will provide better anatomical results. The doctor will be able to, with more accuracy, determine the sex of the baby.
  • Will make the details easier. In other words, the physician will be able to point out things to the patient clearly and easily for the patient to understand.

Advantages Involving the Baby

Your doctor will be able to assess and determine a number of different things about your growing baby, including the following:

  • Signs of malformation
  • Development of heart
  • Signs of bladder issues like cysts
  • Development of well-being in the baby: eyelid movement, respiration, sleep times, motions, and gestures
  • Signs of skeletal abnormalities
  • Signs of conditions such as spina bifida, cleft palate, club foot, and cleft lip

Advantages Involving the Mother

There are also things that the doctor will be able to check as far as the health of the mother, including the following:

  • Measurements of endometrial hyperplasia
  • Signs of cysts, polyps, or Fibromas
  • Concerns of tumors in the ovaries

In addition to having all of these advantages for pregnant mothers over the standard 2D types, 3D and 4D ultrasounds can also be used in other situations. They can help diagnose a number of conditions, such as the following:

  • Signs of infertility through damaged fallopian tubes
  • More exact details for seed implantation in Brachi therapy
  • Bladder and prostate volume measurement
  • Measurement of tumors, such as in the prostate and bladder
  • Exact needle placement for breast cancer biopsy
  • Monitoring of breast cancer treatments

There are many advantages to choosing 3D and 4D ultrasounds when compared to the 2D standard. These advantages are not just for pregnant mothers. Additionally, they provide more detailed information to physicians so that the best care, diagnosis, and treatments can be provided.

While 3D and 4D ultrasounds are relatively new, they are becoming more advantageous as their many different uses become obvious in many different medical fields.

Contact our experienced OBGYNs in Clayton, NC to schedule a 3D or 4D ultrasound appointment. Call our OBGYN clinic at (919) 359-3050 today!

Things That Can Cause an Abnormal Pap Smear

Women routinely have Pap smears during their well-woman appointments typically every three years until they are age 65 and older. Once results have been reviewed, if there is anything out of the ordinary, our OBGYN may call to inform you the test was abnormal and discuss the next steps. No need to fret, let’s go through some common causes of an abnormal Pap smear.

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Understanding Risk Factors

Understanding the risk factors of ovarian cancer is crucial for early detection and prevention.

Ovarian cancer is often called the silent killer because symptoms are difficult to detect in it’s early stages.

However certain factors increase the risk of developing this type of cancer. Factors such as age, family history, genetic mutation, hormone replacement therapy, and being overweight

By recognizing these risk factors women can take proactive steps such as regular checkups, genetic testing, maintaining a healthy weight, and discussing preventive measures with their doctor.

Remember knowledge is power when it comes to your health. Contact Swing Women’s Health & Wellness in Metairie, LA to schedule an appointment by using our secure online form.

Considering an IUD? What to Know Before Making the Decision

Millions of women have chosen an IUD as their preferred contraceptive method. It’s not a decision you should make on a whim. If you are thinking about getting an intrauterine device, but you’re unsure, let us give you information to help you make an informed choice.

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Should I Get a Bone Density Test?

Wondering if you need a bone density test? For the most part, if your physician has ordered one or recommended one, then yes. It means there are risk factors that can contribute to issues surrounding the strength of your bones. If your physician has not recommended it, or not ordered it yet, what follows are some reasons you should consider getting one.

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