What Is a Menstrual Cycle Anyway? A Day by Day Guide

We hear two questions more than the rest, and that tend to stump our patients with regard to their menstrual cycle. They are: – Do you have normal periods? – When was the first day of your last menstrual cycle? For many women, these two questions often...

Are Fibroid Tumors Common?

The word “TUMOR” strikes fear in the hearts of all who hear it because they automatically jump to the “cancer” conclusion. However, the overwhelming majority of tumors are completely benign (not cancerous!). If you have been diagnosed with fibroid tumors, DO NOT...

Vagina Dos and Dont’s

When it gets right down to it, a substantial part of our daily work here at Overlake OB/GYN revolves around keeping vaginas healthy. For the most part, vaginas are pretty impressive anatomical parts. They do all kinds of fun things, from the obvious pleasures of...

Must Have Apps for Women’s Health

You know what they say, “An App a Day Keeps the Doctor Away.” Nope, that’s not a typo. That’s our 21st century take on an oldie-but-goodie. The reality is that if you download the right app, you’ll benefit from important information, reminders and otherwise helpful...

Top 5 Period Myths Busted

Women’s issues – especially those pertaining to reproduction – have been considered taboo for decades. Even in today’s western culture, where tampon commercials are shown on mainstream TV, there is still a whole lot of embarrassment (and, dare we say...