Telemedicine Pros and Cons

Is Telemedicine Right for You? Since the advent of the pandemic, telemedicine, also called telehealth, has steadily grown and become more accepted. Research shows that more than 92% of patients believe that telemedicine has made it easier to manage their health. On the other hand, nearly 80% of medical facilities and providers use some form [...]

By |2024-04-09T17:58:21+00:00April 9th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Relieving PMS Symptoms

Making PMS Less Painful Anyone dealing with Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) dreads the coming bloating, headaches, and moodiness. In fact, these physical and emotional symptoms hold true for about 90% of women suffering from PMS (and most menstruating women experience at least some PMS symptoms). Typically, they appear about two weeks prior to the onset of [...]

By |2024-03-08T18:58:14+00:00March 8th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Uterine Fibroids: An Overview

What Are Uterine Fibroids? Uterine fibroids are the most common benign (not cancerous) tumors, or growths, that develop from the muscle tissue in the uterus. They can vary in size, shape, and amount. While they can occur at any age, they are most common in women ages 30–40. Fibroids occur more often in Black women [...]

By |2024-03-08T18:58:15+00:00February 15th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Understanding Genital Herpes: A Quick Guide

Genital herpes is a common concern. In fact, the CDC estimated that there were 572,000 new genital herpes infections in the United States in a single year. At CT Coastal OB/Gyn, we’re here to answer your questions about it — we understand the importance of providing clear and concise information.  What is Genital Herpes? Genital [...]

By |2024-03-08T18:58:15+00:00January 9th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Understanding Pelvic Health

At CT Coastal OB/GYN, we believe in providing comprehensive care that extends beyond routine check-ups. This December, we're delving into a crucial yet often overlooked aspect of women's health — pelvic support problems, commonly known as pelvic floor disorders.  Pelvic floor disorders are more common than one might think. These conditions can significantly impact a [...]

By |2024-03-08T18:58:15+00:00December 12th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vaginal Estrogen as a Safe and Effective Solution for Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause

As women age and transition through menopause, the decline in estrogen levels can lead to a range of uncomfortable symptoms collectively known as Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM). Addressing the challenges posed by GSM is crucial for maintaining women's health and well-being. One effective and well-researched solution gaining prominence is the use of vaginal estrogen [...]

By |2024-03-08T18:58:15+00:00November 28th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Benefits of Using a Midwife

What Is a Midwife?  A certified-nurse midwife (CNM) specializes in the care of women across their lifespan. This includes independent provision of gynecologic and family planning services, prenatal care, care during labor, birth, and postpartum. CNMs perform physical exams, make diagnoses, and order and interpret lab and diagnostic tests. They also prescribe medications, including medications [...]

By |2023-03-30T21:07:31+00:00February 14th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Next Steps in Treating Sexually Transmitted Infections

Diagnosing an STI If you’re sexually active, it’s important to get routinely tested with each time you have sexual intercourse with a new partner. If your sexual history and current symptoms suggest that you have a sexually transmitted infection (STI), a doctor or midwife from CT Coastal will perform either a physical or pelvic exam [...]

By |2023-03-30T21:08:08+00:00December 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments