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Reflections OB GYN Viera, FL / Health Education

Well Women Care

Routine Wellness Exams An annual checkup is the single best thing a woman can do to protect her health. Our patients receive a comprehensive examination that includes: Pap smear (we use only "thin prep" smears and HPV testing because of their superior accuracy) Clinical breast exam Mammogram and ultrasound breast exam referral (routinely starting at age 35); MRI may be recommended if further clarification is needed STD screening General health screenings for cardiovascular disease, hypertension, anemia and high cholesterol. Contraception Today, "the pill" is just one of many safe, reliable contraceptive methods including "the patch," vaginal ring, IUD, Depo injection, diaphragm and in-office Adiana/Essure treatments. Each method has its own unique advantages. We take the time to explain all of the options so each patient can choose the...

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Pregnancy Care

Preconception Counseling We stress the importance of a preconceptual visit. We will cover your nutrition, lifestyle choices, work/home environment and your support systems. Genetic counseling is encouraged because it enables future parents to be fully informed about their individual situation. However, we respect the fact that some couples have religious or other personal reasons for not wanting genetic testing. Alternatively, some families may have experienced tragic genetic problems and may request testing that is not generally considered standard in the mother’s age group. Since the parents are the ones who must live with the consequences of these choices, we feel that they are the ones who should make the final decision on genetic testing. Prenatal Care Once pregnancy has occurred, we really have two patients to care for:...

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Low Back Pain In Pregnancy

Tips to reduce low back pain during your pregnancy: Wear low heeled (not flat) shoes with good arch support Get help with lifting heavy objects Place one foot on a stool or box when standing for long periods Place a board between the mattress and box spring if the bed is too soft Squat down, bend knees, and keep back straight when lifting Sit in chairs with good back support or use a small pillow to provide support Sleep on side with pillows between knees for support Apply heat, cold, or massage to the painful area Other recommendations that may help include physical therapy, water aerobics, chiropractor, and acupuncture Maternity support belts have not been shown to help   About Reflections OB/GYN Reflections OB/GYN is a Viera, FL...

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Minor Surgery

When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve your symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and most effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions. These include: Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. Yet open surgery can result in significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves. For women facing gynecologic surgery, the period of pain, discomfort and extended time away from normal daily activities that usually follows traditional surgery can cause significant anxiety. Fortunately, less invasive options are available. Some gynecologic procedures enable surgeons to access the target anatomy using a vaginal approach, which may not require an external...

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Endometrial Ablation

What is Endometrial Ablation? Many women experience heavy menstrual bleeding at some point in their lives. But for one in four women, every period is heavy. Doctors call this condition "menorrhagia”. Endometrial ablation is used to treat menorrhagia by removal (or “ablation”) of the inner lining of the uterus. The procedure is minimally invasive and usually takes less than an hour. It’s usually done on an outpatient basis, so if you have an endometrial ablation, you’ll most likely be able to return home on the same day. Link to: NovaSure Endometrial ablation is not recommended for women who: suffer from uterine cancer, PID, or an active urinary tract infection have certain types of uterine abnormalities use an IUD intend to become pregnant are seeking to use the procedure...

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Now offering MonaLisa Touch in Viera and Melbourne FL

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] A novel fractional CO2 laser therapy for gynecological health. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20"][mkdf_blockquote text="A new procedure that patients have called “life-changing”"][vc_empty_space height="20"][vc_column_text]An in-office procedure that requires about 3 treatments in about 5 minutes without anesthesia. Painful intercourse, vaginal dryness and vaginal burning could now be relieved with only 3 quick treatments. No hormones, no anesthesia, MonaLisa is an alternative treatment for women who cannot use hormones or prefer not to. If you have been diagnosed with Lichen sclerosus and you are currently using creams with little effect or recurrence, MonaLisa is for you. In about 4-5 treatments the condition can regress like never before. Now it’s possible with no pain, no side effects and in just few minutes. MonaLisa Touch is a painless and minimally invasive laser treatment for vaginal...

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Bio-Identical Hormones

What are Bio-Identical Hormones? Bio-identical Hormone Therapy or BHRT have been around for quite some time. They are now offered more commonly to women as an alternative of care for treating hormonal imbalances that some women may experience in their pre and/or post-menopausal years. As we know aging occurs and with it, the inevitable hormonal game. Some of us will be blessed and carry on gracefully, others will engage in a battle of symptoms that could cause tremendous annoyance or distress depending on their severity. It is afterall a personal choice but it could be empowering to know that you have another option. Bio-Identical Hormones regimen may be considered if you are looking for a more natural and individualized treatment to restore health and hormonal balance. So what are...

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Uterine Fibroids

What are uterine fibroids? Uterine fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) tumors comprised of muscle cells derived from the uterus. Fibroids can grow on the surface, middle or cavity of the uterus; they are very common, being found in up to one in four women during the reproductive years. Most uterine fibroids cause no symptoms but will cause the uterus to feel enlarged at the time of routine yearly pelvic exams. Ultrasound is the most common diagnostic tool utilized to diagnose uterine fibroids. In some special circumstances, CT scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or laparoscopy may be needed to determine the extent of uterine fibroid extension. What are the symptoms of uterine fibroids? Many women don’t feel any symptoms with uterine fibroids. But for other women, uterine fibroids can cause...

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s)

Aside from colds and flu, sexually transmitted diseases are the most common contagious diseases in the United States. Sexually transmitted diseases are transmitted via bacteria, parasites or viruses that come into contact with skin or body fluids. If left untreated, some sexually transmitted diseases may lead to major health problems, some of which may be life-threatening. If you believe you may have been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease, you (and your sexual partner or partners) should seek immediate medical attention. Sexually transmitted diseases include: gonorrhea chlamydia syphilis genital herpes human papillomavirus (HPV) human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) trichomonas hepatitis B and C How do I know if I have a sexually transmitted disease? Not all sexually transmitted diseases result in obvious symptoms. However, sexually transmitted disease symptoms may include: ...

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Pelvic Pain

Many women experience pelvic pain at some point in their lives. Pelvic pain may be constant or it may come and go. It may occur only at specific times, such as before or after eating, during urination, during sex, or during your menstrual period. You should contact Dr. Sargent if you are experiencing pelvic pain that is frequent, intense or disruptive to daily activities or enjoyment of life. What causes pelvic pain? Pelvic pain can be caused by or related to a wide range of conditions. These include: scar tissue infection of reproductive organs, urinary tract, bowels or appendix ovarian cysts (abnormal, fluid-filled cavities that form in or on the ovaries) ectopic pregnancy (when an embryo becomes implanted in any tissue other than the uterine wall) dysmenorrhea (severe...

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