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Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Understand the Signs of Perimenopause

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Providing Treatment For abnormal uterine bleeding

There is a period of years during a woman’s life before menopause when hormones have begun to change while the body transitions into menopause. This phase is called periomenopause. During periomenopause a woman may experience abnormal uterine bleeding. How Long Does Periomenopause Last? Every woman has a different experience but the phase of periomenopause can last up to 10 years. By definition, a woman has not entered menopause until they have been without a menstrual period for 1 year. During a normal menstrual cycle a women’s hormones change in a cyclic pattern which causes a fairly consistent menstrual period. During … Continue reading

Choosing a Birth Control Method: What You Need to Know

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Providing Birth Control Method

Most women today use some form of birth control from the time they become sexually active until they go through menopause. That is a significant portion of a women’s life. That is why it’s so important to make the best birth control choice for every stage of life. The birth control you use in your twenties might not be the best fit in your forties. Here are the options available to you, sorted by how effective they are according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: The following birth control options are the least effective causing 12-24 pregnancies in … Continue reading

Perimenopause Symptoms: Know What To Expect

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Describing Perimenopause symptoms

As women enter their 50’s they often anticipate the transition into menopause. This transition time is better known as perimenopause. Perimenopause typically begins when a women is around 45 years old and can last until they reach 55 years old. According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, while a woman goes through this transition her ovaries will produce less estrogen. The decrease in estrogen and other body changes happen slowly over time. If you are in your 40’s it is important to understand the symptoms of perimenopause and how this transitional time will affect your body and your … Continue reading

Cell Free DNA Genetic Testing is Changing Chicago Obstetrics and Gynecology Practices

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Providing Call Free DNA testing

Each of us have 2 sets of 23 chromosomes for a total of 46 chromosomes. During a pregnancy your Chicago OBGYN may offer genetic testing that screens for aneuploidy. Aneuploidy is any deviation from the standard set of chromosomes. If aneuploidy is detected it could mean that there is a presence of more or less chromosomes. Traditional tests for aneuploidy include CVS and amniocentesis. These tests can provide a lot of information but they also offer some risk of miscarriage. Recent improvements in technology have introduced cell free DNA testing which has no risk of miscarriage and can be done … Continue reading

Chicago doctor explains obstetrics care

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

The physicians at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates in Chicago, work with women who are seeking prenatal care from an obstetrician before starting a family. This leads to better care for the mother and her child. Obstetric services offered by our practice include: Family planning – Having a child is an important decision. So is not having a child. Our team works with women to determine which method of birth control is best for their unique situation. In cases that becoming pregnant is a challenge, we help them overcome obstacles that are preventing pregnancy. Pregnancy – From confirming pregnancy with advanced … Continue reading


Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Menopause

Menopause is a time in a woman’s life that comes with numerous changes. About 30 percent of women in this life stage report that they feel no major differences in terms of health and wellbeing. For the other 70 percent, menopause and the years that come before the end of menstruation can produce a range of symptoms. The degree menopause affects one woman will differ significantly from others. The team at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates in Chicago understands the varied effects that menopause can produce from one woman to another. We offer sound advice and a listening ear to each … Continue reading


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

Menopause is a much talked-about time in a woman’s life. What hasn’t been so widely discussed is the 2 to 10 years that precede the end of menstruation: perimenopause. In the Chicago, area, women who want to remain in-the-know about their health during this critical time are encouraged to consult with one of the friendly, knowledgeable physicians at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, Perimenopause is a period of time during which a woman may experience dramatic shifts in her physical and psychological wellbeing. The process may begin while a women is still in her thirties, or may not begin until a … Continue reading

Chicago specialists with a personal touch discuss diet to lower cholesterol and lose weight

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Providing Chicago specialists with a personal touch discuss diet to lower cholesterol and lose weight

Relationships are not built in an appointment. Northwestern Women’s Health Associates is equipped to meet both immediate needs and provide the ongoing support necessary to maintain lifelong health and wellness. You cannot “be well” with high cholesterol. Too much of this waxy, fat-like substance in your blood is a major risk factor for: Heart disease Heart attack Stroke Risk factors for high cholesterol include obesity, large waist circumference, and the very habits that often lead to bigger middles and excess weight: poor diet and inactivity. Specifically, a Body Mass Index of at least 30 is associated with high cholesterol. A … Continue reading

HPV vaccine explained by your Chicago OBGYN

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Providing HPV vaccine explained by your Chicago OBGYN

Most parents have learned about vaccines from their child’s pediatrician. The intent of vaccination against any disease is to prompt the immune system to produce antibodies, which will create a high level of resistance to that disease. This is how the HPV vaccine works. There are more than 100 different types of HPV, or human papillomavirus. Some types pose very little, if any, threat to long term health. It is estimated that most people who become infected with HPV don’t know it and never get treated. Sometimes, the condition will run its course without complications. However, there are certain types … Continue reading

Laparoscopic surgery is important in the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis in our Chicago practice

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

Endometriosis develops as a result of endometrial cells growing outside of the uterus. Structures that may be affected by these cells include the lining of the abdomen, fallopian tubes, and the ovaries. Due to the connection between endometrial cells and estrogen, growth occurs during times of hormonal fluctuation. The result of this growth may be: Painful cramping Radiating pain from the pelvic area to the rectum, vagina, back, or legs Painful urination or bowel movement Painful intercourse or pain shortly after intercourse Endometriosis may be a factor in infertility Finding and treating endometriotic lesions with laparoscopy At Northwestern Women’s Health … Continue reading

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