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Schererville women want to understand natural birth control

Choosing the birth control option best for you

Due to advances in medicine, today’s world offers more than just one or two reliable choices for female contraception. Multiple options, including the natural birth control method, exist. This allows each woman to find the choice that is the perfect fit for her. Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, serving the Merrillville area, is here to help. We take the time to get to know you, your lifestyle, and your wants. This allows us to help you make an informed choice as to your birth control option. Schedule your individualized consultation with us today to find out more! What is female contraception? … Continue reading

Gynecologist office near Schererville takes the mystery out of yeast infection treatment

yeast infection

Most girls or women will get at least one yeast infection during their lifetime. At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C., located near Schererville, we are strong proponents of patient education. We believe that the more you know about your body, the better your overall health will be. We help all our patients understand what a yeast infection is, the symptoms, possible triggers, and effective treatment. If you suspect you are suffering from a yeast infection, please do not hesitate to give us a call. What a yeast infection is: A vaginal yeast infection causes itching and burning around the vagina … Continue reading

Understanding male infant circumcision in Chicago

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Understanding MaleInfant Circumcision in Chicago

Pregnancy comes with many considerations. Parents who are expecting a baby boy have an additional decision to make, whether to circumcise their newborn. For patients in Chicago, Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C. offers information to help patients in their decision-making process. Circumcision of male infants is a widespread practice in many parts of the world, including the United States. Each year 55-65 percent of newborn boys are circumcised in the United States. This procedure involves the surgical removal of the foreskin or the fold of skin covering the head of the penis. Generally, this procedure is done within ten days … Continue reading

Highland residents discover symptoms and treatments for uterine fibroids

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Providing Uterine Fibroids Highland Area

Also called fibroid tumors, leiomyomas, or myomas, uterine fibroids are lumps that grow on a woman’s uterus. They are benign and may appear on the inside, outside, or on the uterine wall. Highland and Norther Indiana residents turn to Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S. C. for treatment options. Fibroids often occur in women in their 30s or 40s. Although the exact cause is unknown, the hormones estrogen and progesterone help fibroids grow. The highest levels of these hormones are made during the years of menstruation. Once women reach menopause and the hormone levels are lower, fibroids seem to shrink. Symptoms … Continue reading

Chicago residents ask, “What causes ovarian cysts?”

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Causes Ovarian Cysts, Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C.

An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that forms on the ovary. Chicago residents turn to Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C. for information on what causes ovarian cysts. Functional cysts Follicular and corpus luteum cysts are types of functional cysts. Functional cysts occur as part of the regular menstrual cycle. The ovaries grow follicles each month. The follicles produce estrogen and progesterone. They also release eggs during ovulation. If the follicle does not release an egg, it can form a follicular cyst. A corpus luteum cyst forms in the ruptured follicle after the egg has been released. Both types are … Continue reading

Symptoms of ovarian cysts and treatment options near Munster and northwest Indiana

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Explaining Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts and Treatment, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C.

Munster and northwest Indiana residents turn to Northwestern Women’s Health Associates  for diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cysts. What is an ovarian cyst? An ovarian cyst is a sac that forms in or on the ovary. For most women, ovarian cysts never cause any symptoms and disappear on their own. Many women will get at least one larger cyst in their lifetimes. Larger cysts may cause abdominal pain or fullness, nausea, pain during sex, or the urge to urinate. Functional cysts Functional cysts are the most common and form during the regular menstrual cycle. During menstruation, the ovaries grow follicles … Continue reading

Highland and northwest Indiana residents ask what causes abnormal uterine bleeding

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Explaining Abnormal Uterine Bleeding,Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C

Highland and northwest Indiana residents have found women’s health care and resources through Northwestern Women’s Health Associates. We diagnose and treat many conditions including abnormal uterine bleeding. Abnormal uterine bleeding refers to any blood flowing from the uterus through the vagina that is heavy or unusual. This may occur at any point, even during a regular monthly period. Symptoms of abnormal uterine bleeding include bleeding that occurs between periods, very heavy menstrual bleeding, and heavy bleeding that lasts longer than seven days. Dr. Stanley Friedell speaks about abnormal uterine bleeding Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) is a common issue seen by … Continue reading

Schererville and northwest Indiana residents ask about minimally invasive surgery to remove uterine fibroids

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Explaining Remove Uterine Fibroids, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C

Schererville residents turn to the physicians at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates for women’s health care. Our practice proudly offers complete care including the use of minimally invasive surgery for hysterectomies, cyst or fibroid removal, and endometriosis treatment. What are uterine fibroids? Fibroid tumors or myomas are benign lumps that grow on the uterus. They may show up on the inside, outside, or along the uterine wall. Although they generally do not cause problems, for some patients, fibroids may cause abdominal cramping or fullness, heavy periods, and low back pain. Treatment options Traditionally, fibroids have been removed using a large abdominal … Continue reading

Chicago residents discover the difference between symptoms of perimenopause and menopause

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Providing Pragnent Women Care, ,Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C.

The physicians of Northwestern Women’s Health Associates in Chicago offer services for women including well visits, obstetrics, and gynecology care. Our services include information on symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. Perimenopause Perimenopause is the time leading up to menopause. It can last eight to ten years. Although it typically begins in the early 40s, some women experience perimenopause in their 30s. As estrogen levels drop, it is important to remember that women in perimenopause still have periods and can become pregnant. Perimenopause ends once a woman enters menopause. Symptoms of perimenopause may include: Breast tenderness Worsening PMS Irregular periods A … Continue reading

Chicago residents ask, “When are symptoms more than typical morning sickness?”

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Describing Morning Sickness, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C.

As an early symptom of pregnancy, morning sickness including nausea and vomiting can linger for the first trimester. With a location in Chicago, the physicians of Northwestern Women’s Health Associates offer complete prenatal care to promote the health of the mother and unborn child. Common sign of pregnancy Starting around the sixth week, morning sickness is an early sign of pregnancy. The feeling of nausea is often a result of increased hormones in the body. It may be accompanied by vomiting. Morning sickness is a common symptom of pregnancy. More than 50 percent of women get some form of morning … Continue reading


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