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5 Benefits of Managing Your Menstrual Disorder May 1st, 2022

Most women’s bodies follow a monthly menstrual cycle throughout their reproductive years. While few look forward to their menstrual periods, up to 1 in 4 women suffers from a menstrual disorder. Menstrual disorders include conditions like heavy periods, severe cramps, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). These conditions...

Does Cranberry Juice Really Help a UTI? Apr 1st, 2022

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection that develops somewhere in your urinary tract, including your urethra, bladder, ureters, or kidneys. UTIs are common, and more than half of all women get at least one during their lives. Unfortunately, UTIs are often quite painful. You might suffer bladder or pelvic...

High Blood Pressure and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know Mar 1st, 2022

Every heartbeat pumps oxygen-rich blood from your heart throughout your body. Your blood delivers essential nutrients to your organs, muscles, and other tissues, and then depleted blood returns to your heart and lungs to be replenished. As blood flows, it creates pressure against the walls of your veins and arteries....

When to Consider an IUD for Birth Control Feb 1st, 2022

Contraceptives put you in control of your reproductive health. Birth control allows you to choose if and when you want to have a baby, and these days, you have more options than ever before. Oral pills have long been the most common method of birth control. Skin patches, implants, injections,...

Vaginal Pain After Pregnancy: How Much Is Normal? Jan 1st, 2022

Most moms-to-be know uterine contractions during labor and delivery are painful. But it can be disheartening to hear that the pain doesn’t necessarily end once you welcome your new baby into the world. Postpartum pain is something every new mom faces. Every birth experience is different, and every mother’s recovery...

5 Signs of Endometriosis Dec 1st, 2021

About 1 in 10 women has endometriosis during her reproductive years. Endometriosis develops when the lining of your uterus (endometrium) begins to grow elsewhere in your body. Endometriosis patches commonly affect other reproductive organs, causing severe menstrual period symptoms, chronic pelvic pain, and even infertility. Symptoms can vary from woman...

Do Teens Need Pelvic Exams? Nov 1st, 2021

Pelvic exams are an important part of every woman’s preventive health care. During a pelvic exam, your doctor examines your genitals and your reproductive organs to evaluate your gynecologic health. Most women should get pelvic exams annually as part of their well-woman visits, but when should those visits begin? If...

How Does Menopause Affect Your Appearance? Oct 1st, 2021

Menopause officially starts one year after you have your last menstrual period. The average American woman enters menopause at age 51 — but even before menopause begins, your hormone levels start changing. Estrogen and progesterone are the two main female hormones. They influence reproduction and certain female characteristics, and these...

When to Consider a Hysterectomy Sep 1st, 2021

A hysterectomy is surgery to remove your uterus. It’s the second-most common surgical procedure for women in the United States, and about 600,000 hysterectomies are done each year. Hysterectomy might be best known as a form of permanent birth control. The surgery removes part or all of your uterus, so...

Relieve These 8 Menopause Symptoms Aug 2nd, 2021

You’ve reached menopause when it has been a full year since your last menstrual period. It’s a biological process that marks the end of your fertile years, but the symptoms that come with it can take a toll. The average age of menopause onset is 51. Women may start noticing...

You Don't Have to Live With Heavy Periods Jul 8th, 2021

Most women get monthly menstrual periods throughout their childbearing years, and few look forward to it. Irritability, bloating, cramps, and more all make periods unpleasant, but are your symptoms a sign of something more serious? Menstrual symptoms vary, so it’s not always easy to know what’s “normal” when it comes...

What Constitutes a High-Risk Pregnancy? Jun 14th, 2021

More than 3.7 million babies are born every year in the United States. While most women have routine pregnancies, up to 8% of pregnancies are considered high risk. There are numerous factors that could constitute a high-risk pregnancy. Your doctor may identify your pregnancy as high risk if you or...

I Need Help For Intimacy Issues May 5th, 2021

A fulfilling sex life builds your self-esteem and strengthens your relationship with your partner. Sexual health is an important part of your overall well-being, but nearly half of all women are dealing with sexual dysfunction and intimacy issues in their daily lives. Sexual problems like low libido and painful intercourse...

Our Favorite Birth Control Methods Apr 1st, 2021

Contraception puts you in control over when — and if — you decide to get pregnant. From daily pills to long-acting implants, you have lots of different birth control options, and every option has its benefits. Finding the right birth control method for you depends on your health, lifestyle, and...

Why Every Woman Should Have a Gynecologist Mar 7th, 2021

Your health is your greatest asset. As a woman, your health care needs are unique — and they change as you move through life.  It’s easy to take your health for granted when you’re feeling good, but it’s important to make time for routine checkups.  Teens and young women have...

Myths and Facts About Cesarean Delivery Feb 4th, 2021

Your birth plan is personal. From where you plan to deliver to whom you want in the room with you, there’s a lot to consider when you’re anticipating your baby’s birth. One of the biggest decisions is how you plan to deliver your baby. Vaginal birth is natural, and it’s...

Everything You Need to Know About Prenatal Care Jan 1st, 2021

Choosing baby names and decorating the nursery are some of the most fun things on your pregnancy to-do list, but when it comes to your health and your baby’s, few things are more important than regular prenatal care. Caring for yourself and your growing baby are important throughout pregnancy, and...

You've Tested Positive for Chlamydia — Now What? Dec 1st, 2020

Chlamydia is the most common of the sexually transmitted infections (STI) that are required to be reported to governmental authorities in the United States. While anyone can get the infection, it predominantly affects young women under the age of 25. It spreads through sexual contact, including vaginal, anal, and oral...

Tips for Navigating a Winter Pregnancy Nov 2nd, 2020

It’s no secret that pregnancy brings many changes to your lifestyle and your habits. When you’re pregnant, you might find those simple things — like the changing seasons — require adjustments that you weren’t prepared for. Being pregnant in the winter months can bring a welcome break from the hot...

What Are Ovarian Cysts? Oct 1st, 2020

You have two ovaries, one on each side of your uterus. Your ovaries create and store eggs, and during ovulation — the time in your menstrual cycle where you can get pregnant — one of your ovaries releases an egg to be fertilized. Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that often...

What's Causing Your Intimacy Issues? Sep 3rd, 2020

Intimacy is defined as physical and emotional closeness. When used to describe a relationship between partners, intimacy often refers to sex.  Intimacy and sex are important elements of a healthy romantic relationship, and experiencing issues that hinder them can quickly take a toll on your relationship and your self-esteem. Intimacy...

Developing Your Cesarean Birth Plan Aug 17th, 2020

About 1 in 3 babies is born via cesarean section in the United States. Also called a C-section, a cesarean section is a type of surgery where a baby is born through an incision in the mother’s abdomen. Many women assume that C-sections are impersonal, and they hope for a...

Common Causes of Trauma to Your Cervix Jul 21st, 2020

Your cervix is located at the lower end of your uterus, connecting it to your vagina. It’s made primarily of fibrous tissue, and like any other body part, it can suffer damage or injury — from sexual intercourse, infection, and more. Cervical pain may feel like vague pelvic discomfort, making...

How Do I Prepare for Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery? Jun 26th, 2020

From hysterectomy to cancer treatment, gynecology surgery plays a vital role in female reproductive health. However, traditional surgical methods often mean large abdominal incisions, long hospital stays, and slow recoveries. Minimally invasive surgery has revolutionized gynecologic care. Minimally invasive surgery, including robotic, laparoscopic, and hysteroscopic techniques, uses the latest in...

Different Types of Vaginal Infections and What You Can Do About Them May 21st, 2020

Are you experiencing vaginal itching, pain, or other discomfort? It could be a vaginal infection. Medication, contraception, sexual activity, and more can make your vagina feel uncomfortable or cause changes in the smell and appearance of discharge, signaling a vaginal infection, sometimes called vaginitis.  Most often, infections are triggered by...

5 Early Signs That You May Be Pregnant Apr 20th, 2020

Ovulation is the point in your menstrual cycle when you can get pregnant. It occurs in the middle of your cycle, when an egg is released from your ovaries. The time between ovulation and your next period is 10-14 days, on average.  The most obvious early sign of pregnancy is...

What to Expect with da Vinci® Robotic-Assisted Hysterectomy Mar 4th, 2020

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that removes your uterus. Some hysterectomies, called total hysterectomies, remove your uterus and your cervix.    This type of surgery is common to treat a number of conditions affecting the female reproductive system. If you suffer fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic pain, or a related condition,...

Say Yes to No More Heavy Periods, No Hormones, and No IUDs with Minerva® Feb 1st, 2020

Most women have menstrual periods that last 2-7 days, with menstrual cycles that last 21-35 days in total. But when bleeding lasts longer or is heavy, it can start impacting your quality of life. Heavy periods can make you miss out on life, whether it’s exercising, going out with friends,...

Don't Suffer through Painful Sex: Learn How to Relieve the Pain and Reclaim the Pleasure Jan 1st, 2020

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), three out of four women have experienced painful sex at some point in their lives. Some deal with the pain long term and some only have short-term issues. Either way, though, painful intercourse isn’t uncommon at all. Dr. Farly Sejour...

Give Yourself the Gift of a New Silhouette WarmSculpting™ with SculpSure® Dec 1st, 2019

Do you have stubborn fat that’s not going away despite countless hours in the gym? Sometimes diet and exercise alone can’t burn stubborn fat. That’s why Farly Sejour, MD, FACOG, an award-winning physician at Solace Women’s Care offers WarmSculpting™ with SculpSure®. WarmSculpting with SculpSure can get rid of fat in...

Why Twins Constitute a High-Risk Pregnancy Nov 1st, 2019

You’ve just found out you’re pregnant with twins. Double congratulations! Think of the close bond between twins and all the fun your twins will have as they grow up with a built-in playmate. Being pregnant with twins can be exciting and unnerving at the same time. Your body is likely...

What to Expect During Your First Prenatal Appointment Oct 1st, 2019

A lot happens during your first prenatal appointment. From a medical perspective, it’s an opportunity to get a thorough examination and tests to determine your health and the health of your baby. However, it’s also a chance for you to receive important prenatal education and counseling about your concerns. Making...

3 Facts You Might Not Know About Uterine Fibroids and How They Can Be Treated Sep 1st, 2019

Uterine fibroids are a common medical problem for many women, especially as they get older. In fact, one study found as many as 70 percent to 80 percent of women will develop at least one fibroid by age 50, and many women will wind up developing multiple fibroids. Most fibroids...

What Every Woman Should Know About HPV Aug 9th, 2019

HPV is the most common type of sexually transmitted disease in the United States, infecting about 79 million people. HPV affects both men and women, and it can be present in both adults and teens. In fact, HPV tends to be especially common among people in their teens and 20s....

Your Daughter's First Time at the Gynecologist - What You Both Can Expect Jul 1st, 2019

It can be a big change going to see a gynecologist for the first time. These appointments should begin for most teens between 13-15 years of age, and help create a solid foundation for their reproductive health for the rest of their lives. Dr. Farly Sejour understands the anxiety, embarrassment,...

Living with Endometriosis Jun 1st, 2019

Menstrual cramps can slow you down and turn any good day into a not-so-good one. However, the pain of endometriosis can be severe and keep you away from work, family life, and other activities you enjoy. Dr. Farly Sejour at Solace Women’s Care in Conroe, Texas, wants to give you...

How Does Menopause Affect Your Sex Life? May 1st, 2019

There’s a lot of stigma around women’s sexual desire and satisfaction, particularly for older women who are going through the effects of menopause. And as a result, many women are hesitant to discuss these topics. Here at Solace Women’s Care, we believe in pushing past that stigma so that we...

Botox or Dermal Fillers? Which is the Right Choice for You? May 1st, 2019

You may have heard the saying, “Turn that frown upside down.” Here at Renew Aesthetic Medicine and Wellness, we take it a step further. Through the use of dermal fillers and Botox®, we can help make those wrinkles and frown lines disappear, giving you even more reasons to smile. Using...

Choosing the Best Contraceptive Care for Your Lifestyle and Future Apr 3rd, 2019

So many types of birth control are available that choosing one can be overwhelming. But birth control is essential if you’re not ready to have children. Plus, some kinds of birth control can offer health benefits besides preventing unwanted pregnancy. You’ll want to consider multiple factors when choosing the best...

How Genetic Screening Prior to Pregnancy Will Benefit You Mar 7th, 2019

You’re ready to get pregnant — congratulations! You’ve prepared your body with good nutrition, exercise, and quitting substances to create the perfect home for your baby to grow and develop for the next nine months. Some conditions that your baby may develop aren’t within your control, however, but result from...

How Sculpsure Can Give You the Body You Want Without the Repercussions of Painful Surgery Feb 1st, 2019

Diet and exercise are good for your overall physical health and can make your body look leaner and healthier. Unfortunately, sometimes even the best diets and exercise routines can leave you with stubborn fat pockets that won’t go away. Dr. Sejour, at Solace Women’s Care, uses a non-surgical, state-of-the-art treatment—SculpsureⓇ—to...

What Every Woman Should Know About Cervical Cancer Prevention Jan 9th, 2019

Although cervical cancer is easiest to treat (and has the best outcomes) when caught early, the disease often presents no symptoms at all in these early, most treatable stages. By the time you start experiencing symptoms, it has often progressed. For this reason, routine screening is a critical component of...

Hysterectomies Have Come a Long Way Thanks to Minimally Invasive Robotic-Assisted Surgery Dec 19th, 2018

The reasons for having a hysterectomy may not have changed much in the past couple of decades, but the way hysterectomy procedures are performed certainly has. In the not-too-distant past, a traditional "open" approach was your only option for having a hysterectomy. The open approach uses a large incision in your...

Minerva Endometrial Ablation: The Latest Cutting-Edge Treatment for Heavy Menstrual Blee Nov 29th, 2018

Getting your period every month may not sound like a big deal. But for women who have heavy menstrual bleeding (also called menorrhagia), the monthly cycle can become a nightmare. Heavy menstrual bleeding can make it difficult to take part in a lot of activities other women take for granted....

Not Loving Those Love Handles? Let Surgery-Free SculpSureⓇ Banish Them For Good Oct 25th, 2018

You eat a well-balanced diet and get the recommended amount of daily exercise. Yet you still struggle with stubborn pockets of fat that sit right at your waist — better known as love handles. If you’re ready to get rid of yours for good but don’t want to go under...

Changing Your Workout Routine While You’re Pregnant Sep 11th, 2018

Changing Your Workout Routine While You’re PregnantYou’re pregnant! Congratulations! It doesn’t matter if this is your first or fifth baby; it’s always exciting as you consider the new life forming inside of your body. Many changes are in store for you, some wanted and some unwanted.One change you will need...

My Periods Are So Heavy Aug 3rd, 2018

My Periods Are So HeavyIf you experience a heavy or painful period, Solace Women’s Care can help pinpoint the root cause and rule out more serious possibilities for why it is happening. It can be scary when you seem to have such a heavy flow, and not know why. Some serious...

Why Are UTIs Common When You’re Pregnant? Jul 9th, 2018

Why Are UTIs Common When You’re Pregnant?If you are pregnant, congratulations! You are about to enter into one of the most exciting times of your life! You're about to unite with that snuggly baby that's been forming in your womb, and it's the most wonderful feeling for expectant parents.However, if...

Happy Father’s Day From Solace Women’s Care Jun 8th, 2018

Happy Father’s Day From Solace Women’s CareInvolving Your Dad-To-Be In Your Pregnancy Every Step Of The Way, Especially With High Risk Pregnancies. If you’re pregnant, congratulations! You’ve entered one of the most exciting times of your life. The knowledge that a precious baby is forming inside your body is nothing short...

Let Mother’s Day Remind You To Get Your Woman’s Physical Exam May 8th, 2018

Let Mother’s Day Remind You To Get Your Woman’s Physical ExamIt’s important to schedule an annual women’s physical exam, and there’s no better time to do it than around Mother’s Day. Your annual exam is a great preventative care tool you can utilize to ensure you’re around to enjoy many more days...

Hope Restored For Your Intimacy Apr 9th, 2018

Hope Restored For Your Intimacy“The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.” –Samuel JohnsonSexual intimacy is a gift. If sexual intimacy is no longer pleasurable for you, and more of a pain, you may be suffering from multiple levels of pain.Pain of Loss...

Ten Things To Consider Before Choosing Essure Mar 19th, 2018

Ten Things To Consider Before Choosing EssureEssure is one option available to our patients at Solace Women’s Care. It is a birth control method you can receive as a nonsurgical procedure. It is 99% effective and approved by the FDA. Your doctor will place a tiny insert into your fallopian tubes...

Before, During, And After SculpSure Feb 7th, 2018

Before, During, And After SculpSureSculpSure is an innovative procedure which uses laser treatment for non-invasive body shaping of your flanks and abdomen.Before SculpSureBefore you decided to do SculpSure, you probably have tried and failed to lose the extra pounds through diet and exercise. Most likely you’ve refrained from sweets and engaged...