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Lila Body Contouring is an FDA-approved device that causes the body’s cells to release fat, allowing it to be expelled from the body. This results in a noticeable reduction of fat deposits in the targeted areas. Some of the areas that are commonly treated include the stomach, hips, back, arms, buttocks, and thighs.
This video explains the steps of the Lila Body Contouring procedure. The Lila technician explains how a patient is first measured and weighed when she arrives at the Ob/Gyn office. Then, she’ll lie on a bed and the laser system is placed across the target area.
Desert West OBGYN is pleased to offer Lila Body Contouring to patients throughout the Arrowhead, Glendale, and Estrella areas. Our Ob/Gyn office may be reached at (602) 457-6459.
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Certain vaginal infections are quite common. These include yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis. The symptoms of a vaginal infection can be bothersome. These symptoms often include vaginal itching, irritation, and abnormal discharge. Women who experience symptoms that may indicate a vaginal infection can visit an Ob/Gyn office. A gynecologist can diagnose the specific infection and offer treatment recommendations.
As the name implies, bacterial vaginosis involves the overgrowth of harmful bacteria, such as Gardnerella. This infection is also characterized by the reduction of beneficial bacteria in the vagina. Lactobacilli are one type of beneficial bacteria. The symptoms of bacterial vaginosis can include an unpleasant, fishy odor, and white or discolored discharge. A gynecologist can prescribe medications to treat bacterial vaginosis.
Candida yeast naturally lives within the vagina and throughout the body. Often, yeast does not cause health problems. However, sometimes the amount of yeast can rapidly increase, causing a yeast infection. When this occurs, women may experience symptoms such as severe vaginal itching, vaginal redness, and a thick, white discharge. A woman may have an increased risk of suffering a yeast infection if she has recently taken antibiotics or if she has uncontrolled diabetes. Medications for yeast infections are available both with and without a prescription. Additionally, the gynecologist can recommend lifestyle changes to prevent future yeast infections.
Unlike yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas vaginitis is sexually transmitted. This vaginal infection is caused by a parasite. The symptoms of this infection can include painful urination, genital itching, and a foul-smelling vaginal discharge. Women who acquire this infection during pregnancy may be at a higher risk of premature delivery. Medications are available to treat this infection. Both sexual partners should be treated.
At Desert West OBGYN, women will find a comprehensive range of well-woman services, including examinations and treatment for vaginal infections. Our gynecologists and obstetricians have been providing care to women throughout Arrowhead, Estrella, and Glendale since 1973. New and current patients are invited to contact our Ob/Gyn offices at (602) 457-6459.
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Many women experience urinary incontinence. The loss of bladder control can range in severity from occasional, minor leakage to the significant loss of urine with little warning. Women who suffer from urinary incontinence can consult a gynecologist to explore the possible underlying causes. These may include a urinary tract infection, constipation, and lifestyle factors. Some women experience urinary incontinence because of pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, or a hysterectomy.
Gynecologists can recommend effective treatments for urinary incontinence in women. Some options include management of fluid intake, scheduled trips to the toilet, and double voiding. In some cases, medications may be helpful. Many women can benefit from strengthening the pelvic floor muscles with a device such as the InTone device. This device uses guided biofeedback and gentle muscle stimulation to help women regain control of the bladder.
Desert West OBGYN offers advanced care for women experiencing gynecologic issues, including the InTone device for urinary incontinence. Women in Arrowhead, Phoenix, and beyond can reach our OB-GYN office at (602) 457-6459.
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Teen girls can speak with a gynecologist to determine at what age it is appropriate for them to have their first well woman exam. Many gynecologists recommend that girls schedule their first exam when they are 15 years old. However, other girls may be able to wait a little longer, provided they are not sexually active. Each patient’s needs are unique.
Calling the OB-GYN Office
The first step in preparing for a well woman exam is to contact the OB-GYN office. Women should inform the scheduler that the appointment will be their first well woman exam. They may also wish to ask what the office policy is regarding having a family member in the exam room. Many teen girls find it helpful to bring their mothers or another trusted female relative. When scheduling the exam, it’s best to schedule it for a time when the patient is between menstrual periods.
Writing a List of Questions and Concerns
Having a well woman exam is an opportunity for girls to take a proactive approach to their well-being. They may wish to write down a list of any questions and concerns they have to bring along to the appointment. For example, girls may wish to ask if their menstrual periods are considered normal. It’s important for girls to inform the gynecologist of any unusual symptoms they may have noticed, such as abnormal vaginal discharge.
Preparing for the Exam
Another way to prepare for the well woman exam is to avoid intercourse or other penetration for two days prior to the appointment. Women should also avoid the use of tampons and douches. If menstrual bleeding unexpectedly begins during this time, sanitary pads may be used.
Desert West OBGYN is pleased to serve women throughout the Arrowhead, Phoenix, Estrella, and Glendale areas. Our OB-GYN office provides well woman exams in addition to our range of specialized services, such as urinary incontinence treatment and infertility counseling. Women may call (602) 457-6459 to speak with a friendly member of our OB-GYN team.
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Women often begin going through perimenopause in their 40s. However, some women may experience this life transition in their 30s or earlier. Several years after perimenopause begins, a woman will enter menopause. Typically, perimenopause lasts for four years. However, it is possible to experience it for only a few months or for as long as a decade. Gynecologists define the end of perimenopause as being 12 months after the date of a woman’s last period.
During perimenopause, the ovaries begin to make less estrogen. This can lead to the symptoms that are characteristic of menopause. These may include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, reduced libido, discomfort during sex, and mood swings. Urine leakage, sleep disturbances, breast tenderness, fatigue, and irregular periods may also occur. Women can share their symptoms with their gynecologists to ensure their symptoms aren’t indicative of another medical condition. An OB-GYN can also recommend treatment options to manage these symptoms.
At Desert West OBGYN, women can work with a gynecologist to develop an effective and safe treatment plan for perimenopause symptoms. Those in the Arrowhead, Estrella, and Glendale areas may reach our offices at (602) 457-6459.