November is National Bladder Health Month and we want to bring awareness to this complex condition that 15% of women of all ages suffer from. Overactive Bladder (OAB) or urge incontinence is leakage of urine accompanied by a sensation of the need to urinate, or the impending sense that a large leak is going [...]
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We are now offering 3D Ultrasound Services in Reno! This amazing service allows you and your family to see your baby with our 3D & 4D technology. With this technology, you can see your baby move, see which parent it looks like most, and allows you to get a sneak peek of your baby's personality. [...]
Voices for PFD is a patient-focused website developed and overseen by the AUGS Public Education Committee. This site provides medically-sound resources to help educate your patients on diagnoses, treatments and latest news surrounding their pelvic health. We encourage you to share this resource with your patients through your website and during their appointments. Highlighted Resources [...]
When Should I Get A Mammogram? Depending on which organization you site, you’ll find a variety of answers on the recommended age for women to get a mammogram. For years, medical experts recommended annual mammograms starting at age 40. That number, and how often women should be examined, is now becoming more fluid. While [...]
Most Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases and STD Testing Thanks to movies, misconceptions and simply being misinformed, most people believe they would know if they had a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Medicine tells us otherwise. Many STDs have no visible symptoms, or such mild signs that those affected often ignore the warnings. Another misconception about STDs [...]
Am I Going Through Menopause? The diagnosis of going through menopause, or even perimenopause, can be debilitating for some women, and not just physically. The mental aches and realizations that come with such a diagnosis can be the worst part for some. One of the major challenges with being able to recognize the life event [...]
Understanding Ovarian Cancer Symptoms and Treatment Whether ovarian cancer runs in your family or you’re worried you may be experience symptoms, an appointment with your gynecologist is a good place to start. Ovarian cancer makes up roughly 3% of cancers among women, but it is responsible for more deaths than any other female reproductive system [...]
Do I need an annual Pap Smear? How often do I need a pap smear? The answer to that question has changed over the past few years as medical experts have determined that the need for an annual gynecological exam varies depending on the woman. Pap smears are recommended for most women between 21 – [...]
Planning For Pregnancy – What You Need To Know So you’re ready to be a parent? Planning for pregnancy can be fun, eye-opening, and at times difficult. That’s why meeting with your obstetrician during the pre-conception period is an important step not to be missed. Decisions you make now, while trying to get pregnant, can [...]