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Beyond Kegels: Understanding Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy and What It Can Do for You Dec 3rd, 2019

If you have a pelvic floor disorder, you’re not alone. Approximately 27% of women ages 40-59 have this type of dysfunction. These numbers increase to nearly 50% of women age 80 and older, because pelvic floor muscles weaken with age. Here’s what you need to know about your pelvic floor...

My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal—Now What? Nov 1st, 2019

When you go to your well-woman health exam, you’re hoping to get a clean bill of health. When you instead receive the news that you had an abnormal Pap smear result, it’s normal to feel concerned. Fortunately, by regularly getting your Pap test at Advanced Women’s Healthcare, you’ve greatly increased...

Pelvic Prolapse: Know Your Treatment Options Oct 1st, 2019

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a very common problem in women, affecting up to one-third of the female population in the United States, especially as women grow older. There are several different kinds of prolapse, but all stem from a weakened pelvic floor, which allows your organs to drop down....

What is Unexplained Infertility? Sep 1st, 2019

Even healthy, young, fertile couples only have a 15% to 25% chance of getting pregnant each month. If you or your partner are older or have health issues, then that number goes down. And if you’re a woman who’s been trying to get pregnant for at least a year, and...

Not Your Mother's Hysterectomy: Learn About the Benefits of our Robotic-Assisted Surgery Aug 1st, 2019

Have you recently had a gynecologic cancer diagnosis? Have you not had much success with non-surgical treatment options? Perhaps you’ve suffered non-cancerous issues such as endometriosis, abnormal bleeding, or polyps. If your uterus has caused you more problems than it’s worth, you may want to consider a hysterectomy. Dr. Dele...

How Endometriosis May Affect Your Chances of Getting Pregnant Jul 3rd, 2019

Endometriosis affects women of all ages, races, and walks of life. Yet even though it can start as early as age 11, most cases of endometriosis remain undiagnosed until fertility issues arise.  Our experienced team at Advanced Women's Healthcare in Bloomington, Illinois, understands the impact endometriosis can have on your...