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Discussing sexual dysfunction symptoms with your Chicago physician can lead to proper care

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Discussing sexual dysfunction symptoms with your Chicago physician can lead to proper care

Sexual dysfunction is not a topic that women – or men – are particularly excited to talk about. There are a number of conditions, however, that fall into this general condition and both men and women are affected when they or a partner develop one of them. Common complaints made by women include painful intercourse and lack of desire. We meet with patients of a wide age range in our Chicago Gynecology practice, and understand the devastating effects any dysfunctional condition can have on a person’s sense of confidence and quality of life. What may cause sexual dysfunction Research indicates … Continue reading

Pelvic infections and vaginal discharge explained by your Northwestern OBGYN health team in Chicago

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Providing Pelvic Infection Treatment

Though we may not discuss the technicalities of the vagina in social circles, the fact is that this region of the body is incredibly important. The vagina is where a woman’s reproductive organs end and the outside world begins. As a natural protective measure, the vagina is naturally acidic, a characteristic that is designed to inhibit infection. The acidic vaginal environment is promoted with healthy bacteria as well. Vaginal discharge is, to a large degree, considered normal. Its purpose is to regulate vaginal functions and keep the area clean. If secretions and the acidic environment as a whole become imbalanced, … Continue reading

Yes! A hysterectomy or removal of an ovary can be a minimally invasive surgery with your skilled Chicago women’s health physician

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Providing Minimally Surgery

There are several reasons why a woman may consider the removal of the uterus in the hysterectomy procedure or the removal of an ovary or an ovarian cyst. The decision to undergo this type of treatment is not made lightly. The goal of this procedure is to improve general health and wellbeing by treating chronic conditions such as abnormal bleeding, uterine prolapse, pelvic pain, endometriosis, cancer, or uterine fibroids. In many cases, hysterectomy or oophorectomy is the final option after other treatments have failed to produce the desired result or when diagnosis warrants the removal of certain reproductive organs. During … Continue reading

Choosing the right birth control a simple process with help from your Chicago gynecologist

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.CChoosing the right birth control a simple process with help from your Chicago gynecologist

Today more than ever, women have choices in how they prevent pregnancy. Innovative science has made it possible for a woman to choose birth control that suits her various needs for convenience and health. From patches to injections to pills to IUD’s, there are specific advantages to be found with the various types of birth control. One of our jobs as gynecological providers is to help our patients make the determination as to which birth control method offers them the biggest benefit. The team at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates has been helping women from the Chicago area prevent pregnancy or … Continue reading

Gynecological examinations and services in Chicago an important part of health and wellbeing

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Gynecological examinations and services in Chicago an important part of health and wellbeing

We live in a society in which “health and wellness” are often discussed. These terms are buzz words in the marketing world, but what they really mean will be different for every person. A woman, in particular, tends to become very busy taking care of others. The responsibility to ensure healthy food is in the fridge and all the kids get to their activities may lie largely on her plate. As such, busy women often put off their own needs for quality health care. A woman’s health consists of more than diet and exercise, and extends far beyond the size … Continue reading

After an abnormal Pap smear in our Chicago office

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Providing Treatment For Abnormal Pap

Routine gynecological care is designed to protect reproductive health through the early detection of problems such as cervical or ovarian cancer. One of the diagnostic tests performed during well-woman visits is the Pap smear. This test takes a small sampling of cells from the cervix for microscopic examination. In the medical laboratory, the presence of potentially abnormal cells can be identified. Normal results Normal, or negative results from your Pap smear mean that no treatment or further testing is needed until your next pelvic exam with your Northwestern gynecologist. Abnormal Pap smear results When a patient of our Chicago women’s … Continue reading

Explore your options for birth control with your Chicago gynecologist

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Explore your options for birth control with your Chicago gynecologist

Many women use birth control for several decades. Due to the duration of this practice, a woman needs to have choices in how she prevents pregnancy throughout the various stages of her life. The gynecological team at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates helps our patients navigate the various options for birth control, offering specific information related to efficacy and convenience that will help a woman make the right choice for her. Most often, women consider two main choices in birth control: oral contraceptives or condoms. In fact, various other options may increase a woman’s preventive practices while affording convenience and quality … Continue reading

Recognizing ovarian cyst symptoms, you can know when to see your Chicago gynecologist

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Recognizing ovarian cyst symptoms, you can know when to see your Chicago gynecologist

Ovarian cysts are actually somewhat common in women of childbearing age. These small fluid-filled sacs that form inside of or on the surface of one or both ovaries are typically benign and, in many cases, completely asymptomatic. In many cases, they will come and go without being noticed. If an ovarian cyst does cause symptoms, care from your Chicago gynecologist is needed. Knowing the symptoms of ovarian cysts, you are empowered to protect your health and receive care when it is warranted. Some of the symptoms that indicate a potential abnormality of an ovarian cyst include: Abdominal pain A feeling … Continue reading

Amenorrhea, the absence of menstrual periods, should be discussed with your Chicago gynecologist

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Amenorrhea, the absence of menstrual periods, should be discussed with your Chicago gynecologist

Menstruation begins sometime during adolescence. Periods for the first 1-2 years can be irregular. Eventually, a woman should expect to experience a fairly normal cycle with very little variation from month to month. The only time we typically expect that a period will be missed is when a woman becomes pregnant. There are other instances, though not as common, in which amenorrhea may occur. Amenorrhea may be diagnosed when a woman has missed three periods one after another. Girls who have not begun menstruation by age 15, as well, may be diagnosed with this condition which describes the absence of … Continue reading

Information regarding endometriosis helps our Chicago patients plan for future pregnancies

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Information regarding endometriosis helps our Chicago patients plan for future pregnancies

Endometriosis is a woman’s health condition that can cause chronic pelvic pain. This condition is characterized by the growth of tissue that resembles the uterine lining in areas outside of the uterus. Pieces of tissue called implants may develop on the peritoneum, the lining between the pelvis and abdomen. Cysts may form on the ovaries, and tubes may become blocked. In some cases, implants grow in the area between the rectum and the vagina. Because endometriosis can be disruptive to quality of life, it is important to obtain a medical evaluation and accurate diagnosis. At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, in … Continue reading


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