Tag Archives: gynecology

Is hysterectomy the right treatment for you?

If your physician has suggested you receive a hysterectomy, you may have a lot of questions about the procedure. It’s important to get these questions answered to ensure a hysterectomy is the right choice for you. Discuss the following questions with your gynecologist before having a hysterectomy. Are you done having children? After your hysterectomy, […]

Celebrate Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, a time to learn about all the ways to prevent, detect and treat a cancer that affects around half a million women worldwide each year. Cervical cancer is most often caused by human papilloma virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease. The vaccine for HPV can help prevent most cases […]

Bon Secours Offers DocShop to help expectant parents find an OB/GYN

Pregnancy can be stressful, but finding a healthcare provider to help bring the baby into the world doesn’t have to be. Bon Secours for Women is sponsoring DocShop, a chance to meet and talk to multiple obstetricians and certified nurse midwives. The event’s goal is to help expectant parents or parents trying to conceive find […]

Don’t live with the stress of stress incontinence

Stress incontinence is a common problem, but it’s not an aspect of aging that you have to live with. Though many women won’t talk about incontinence issues, I urge you to speak to your OB/GYN about your options if you are facing problems with incontinence. In some cases, physical therapy and behavioral changes can help, […]

What causes abnormal bleeding?

As an OB/GYN, I frequently see patients who are experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding, which includes any bleeding outside of a normal period. Many causes of abnormal bleeding can be discovered with an office visit and inexpensive laboratory tests. The most common ways to diagnose abnormal uterine bleeding are through a medical history, pelvic exam and […]

Are my periods normal?

As an OB/GYN, I frequently see patients who are worried about whether they are experiencing abnormal bleeding. Abnormal uterine bleeding is a common problem, but its definition can vary from woman to woman. A normal menstrual cycle can varies from 21 to 35 days long, with bleeding lasting between three to five days. Your period […]

Plan for a Healthy Pregnancy Before Conception

When you decide you are ready to have a child, your first stop should be your OB/GYN’s office for a preconception checkup. Preconception visits are important since your baby begins developing organs only 17 days after fertilization, about the time of your missed period. To ensure your baby grows well, you should take steps to […]

Dr. Emily Thomson Joins Hampton Roads OB/GYN Center

Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center announces that Emily Thomson, DO, has joined Hampton Roads OB/GYN Center, a Bon Secours Virginia Medical Group practice. Dr. Thomson earned her bachelor of science at the University of California in Los Angeles, Calif. and received her medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of […]

Lenny Laureta-Bansil, DO, Joins Hampton Roads OB/GYN Center

Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center announces that Lenny Laureta-Bansil, DO, is now associated with Hampton Roads OB/GYN Center, located at 100 Kingsley Lane, Suite 100, Norfolk, VA 23505 and at 885 Kempsville Road, Suite 320, Norfolk, VA 23502.   Hampton Roads OB/GYN Center is a vital part of the Bon Secours Virginia Medical Group. Dr. Bansil […]

Prioritize Your Health By Going Outside

It’s an amazing time to be outside and take advantage of the health benefits of the season. Women are especially poised to benefit, since we tend to get caught up in all of the needs of the other people in our lives and neglect what is important for ourselves. The kids are out of school, […]