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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

Cancer screenings of reproductive organs a part of routine gynecological care in Chicago

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Providing Cancer Screenings

Cancer in its many forms poses a great deal of concern for both men and women today. For this reason, routine gynecological care often involves cancer screenings of reproductive organs. In our Chicago office, we provide care that meets the unique needs of each of our patients, planning screenings as recommended by leading medical associations. Most patients who are screened for cancer are in good health and require no further assessment or treatment. Our team is concerned with the overall health of our patients and follows specific health guidelines in our commitment to optimal care. Breast screenings Screening for breast … Continue reading

Your Chicago OBGYN discusses what you need to know about genital herpes

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Providing Your Chicago OBGYN discusses what you need to know about genital herpes

Some of the most common questions that gynecologists are asked relate to genital herpes. In general, there is an unnecessary stigma associated with this condition. A sexually transmitted disease, genital herpes affects people of all ages, including those who have only had one sexual partner. Just one instance of contact is all that it takes to contract this condition. While it’s necessary to know your risks, you should also know that there are ways to manage genital herpes so your life is not significantly altered. Your gynecologist at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, in Chicago can help. Important points about genital … Continue reading

Abnormal uterine bleeding addressed at OBGYN group near downtown Chicago

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Providing Abnormal uterine bleeding addressed at OBGYN group near downtown Chicago

If you suspect that your menstrual flow is heavier than it should be, please do not put off learning more about your condition. Excessive or heavy uterine bleeding is not uncommon; it affects about one in every five women. This condition may occur more frequently during peri-menopause and for women in their 40’s, when fluctuating hormones send the body into a general state of unpredictability. Do you suffer from abnormal uterine bleeding? Help for excessive bleeding is available at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, near downtown Chicago. The problem with getting the necessary care is that many women assume their flow … Continue reading


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