Clinic Corner: Pelvic pain part 2
In addition to vulvodynia, chronic pelvic pain without an identifiable cause, and vaginismus, involuntary muscle contraction of the pelvic floor and difficulty allowing vaginal penetration, pelvic pain can spring from a variety of issues. For example, endometriosis, urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases and fibroids can all contribute to pelvic pain.Read more
Clinic Corner: Pelvic pain
“Pelvic pain is a common patient complaint at Clinic Sofia. Some women have dealt with pelvic pain for so long that they feel like it’s ‘normal” when so much can be done to diagnose and treat the pain,” said Dr. Jewelia Wagner, who notes that pelvic pain can be broken up into various compartments, such as deep versus superficial, right/left/midline/total pelvis, and vaginal versus vulvar.Read more
Pregnancy Symptoms & Wellness
Pregnancy can cause changes in your body that may cause discomfort both before and after delivery. We can help you find remedies to pregnancy symptoms and first signs such as morning sickness, joint pain, insomnia, headaches, and constipation. Clinic Sofia anticipates that your pregnancy will be a positive experience, so we are here for you.Read more
Once your baby has arrived, you may feel a swing of emotions and wonder about your new postpartum body. Caring for your infant is rewarding, but not always easy, which often makes it harder to take care of yourself. Clinic Sofia wants to help you understand how to care for the emotional and physical changes that happen after the birth of your child.Read more
A woman’s sexuality is a very personal subject. Questions about STIs, libido, and painful sex may be difficult to ask, but Clinic Sofia caregivers give you a safe environment to discuss problems, testing, and preventative healthcare.Read more
Ask Sofia: How Do I Know if I Have Fibroids?
“I’ve heard of fibroids and am wondering if I have them…how do I know if I have fibroids?” Benign lumps that grow on the uterus, fibroids can be as small as a seed or as large as a grapefruit. As many as 20 percent of women experience fibroids – typically between the ages of 30 to 50 – which may be caused by hormonal or genetic factors.Read more
Ask Sofia: Why is My Period So Heavy?
If you are among the 10 million women who suffer from heavy periods, your cycle can be a source of struggle and irritation. Abnormally heavy bleeding, also known as menorrhagia, is most common among adolescents getting their period for the first time and women approaching menopause.Read more
A Closer Look at Pelvic Pain
Whether due to endometriosis, fibroids, a urinary tract infection, adhesions, irritable bowel syndrome or pelvic inflammatory disease, pelvic pain can be internal or external, mild or intense pain below the belly button. Pelvic pain can include menstrual cramps, pain during intercourse or urination as well as chronic pain that affects everything from relationships to work, activities […]Read more
Coping with Cramps
As if your period itself weren’t enough on its own, the aches and pains that can accompany it each month can range from mildly uncomfortable to downright debilitating. About half of women report monthly menstrual cramps and about 15 percent say theirs are severe. If you find yourself in this camp, here are a few […]Read more