Blog Archive

Why Are IUDs so Popular? Aug 31st, 2020

It’s not an exaggeration to say that we have more contraception options than ever before. You can choose between patches, pills, implants, condoms, shots, and even apps that help to ensure your sexual behavior doesn’t have to turn into reproduction. While there are many new forms of contraception in development...

Bleeding During Pregnancy: What's Normal and What's Not? Jul 30th, 2020

Many women associate bleeding while pregnant with miscarriage. But it’s actually a common issue, especially in the first 20 weeks when 25-40% of women have vaginal bleeding. Even so, bleeding should still be taken seriously to rule out any potential pregnancy complications. At Women’s Specialists of Fayette our team offers...

Is There Any Treatment for My PCOS Symptoms? Jun 15th, 2020

Polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS, is an illness that affects nearly 1 in 10 women, and it’s something that many of our patients struggle with. At The Women’s Specialists of Fayette located in Fayetteville, Georgia, we take pride in providing specialized care for our patients struggling with PCOS. We make...

3 Tips for Choosing a Birth Control That Fits With Your Lifestyle Oct 18th, 2019

With so many different options to choose from, picking the right birth control method can be confusing and overwhelming. There are a number of factors to consider, from effectiveness to how much time and effort you have to devote to using your birth control, and how that affects your lifestyle....

Top Reasons Why You Should Consider STD Testing Sep 1st, 2019

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are more common than you may think. The number of existing STD infections stands at about 110 million in the United States. They’re spread almost equally between men and women.  STDs don’t always present symptoms right away. By the time you’re diagnosed, you might already have...

What Every Woman Should Know About HPV Aug 2nd, 2019

The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease (STD). According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 79 million American men and women are living with HPV. Some people don't have any symptoms, which is why it spreads so easily. The only way...

Suffering From Urinary Incontinence? It's More Common Than You Think Jul 19th, 2019

Urinary incontinence affects one in four women who have had children, and four out of 10 women over the age of 65. This means if you have urinary incontinence, you aren’t alone. Many women fear talking to their doctor about urinary incontinence, thinking it’s too embarrassing or that they’ll be...

What to Expect in Recovery From a C-Section Jun 18th, 2019

Whether you know you have a cesarean section (C-section) in your future, or you want to be prepared in case of an emergency, knowledge is power. Knowing the potential side effects and recovery expectations after a C-section can empower you whether your birth goes as planned or has a few...

Can I Still Get Pregnant if I Have Endometriosis? May 30th, 2019

Can you get pregnant even if you have endometriosis? Yes, but it depends on several factors. If you’ve been diagnosed with endometriosis, it doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t have kids; but it might mean you have to try a little harder. Our experts at The Women’s Specialists of Fayette are...

How MonaLisa Touch® Can Eliminate Painful Intercourse After Menopause Apr 12th, 2019

A woman’s body is governed to a great degree by her reproductive system, which becomes abundantly clear as she passes through menopause. The effects of this transition are as varied as women themselves, but one unfortunate symptom — vaginal dryness — touches the lives of more than 50% of postmenopausal...

What is a high-risk pregnancy doctor? Apr 4th, 2019

Physicians who train for obstetrics all go through a 4 year residency program following medical school where they receive extensive training in a wide variety of high risk pregnancy situations: preterm labor, multiple gestation, recurrent pregnancy loss, pre-existing medical illnesses and fetal abnormalities to name a few. They learn how...

HPV Vaccines: Why We Think They Should “Go Viral” Apr 3rd, 2019

In spite of the successful use of Pap smears to catch and treat pre-invasive cervical cancer, we still have women dying of cervical cancer every year. We now have the ability to prevent cervical cancer with a simple vaccine. In 2006 the first vaccination for HPV viruses became available. Since...