Blog Archive

Tips for Weathering the Winter Pregnancy Blues Feb 1st, 2020

Surviving pregnancy can be a challenge in any season as your changing body and fluctuating hormones present daily opportunities for frustration. However, you may feel even more anxious and irritable in winter, when shorter and darker days do little to lift your sagging post-holiday spirits.  While your feelings may simply...

Restore Your Vaginal Health With Non-Invasive Viveve® Jan 9th, 2020

If you live with incontinence, uncomfortable or unpleasurable sex, or other disruptive reproductive health symptoms, treatment is available. Too many women assume that the seemingly age-related vaginal health and pelvic floor problems are inevitable and something that needs to be endured. Don’t be ashamed to ask for help. Here at...

Myths and Facts About Ovarian Cysts Dec 2nd, 2019

It can be worrisome to learn that your gynecologist has discovered cysts on your ovaries during a routine pelvic exam or ultrasound. This is especially if your menstrual cycle is regular and you don’t have any concerning symptoms like pelvic pressure or pain.   But actually, that’s the first myth about...

5 Reasons to Consider a Hysterectomy Nov 11th, 2019

Nearly half a million women in the United States alone elect to have a hysterectomy every year. When you undergo surgery, your life could change significantly, or you may hardly notice any difference. The process is done for several reasons, including treating uterine fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding, chronic pelvic pain,...

Most Common Causes of Pelvic Pain Oct 18th, 2019

If you’re a woman, it’s important for you to have an annual physical that includes a pelvic exam. This regular checkup allows you to get questions answered and gives your doctor an opportunity to screen for signs of trouble. It can help prevent you from developing serious medical problems such...

What Constitutes a High-Risk Pregnancy? Sep 1st, 2019

Finding out you’re pregnant can fill you with both joy and anxiety. Most pregnancies and deliveries go smoothly — but what if you have a high-risk pregnancy?  A high-risk pregnancy means that you or your baby could be at greater risk for health problems. One or more factors may put...

You Don't Have to Live with Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Aug 9th, 2019

No one likes that time of the month, but when you have heavy menstrual bleeding, it can be even more disruptive. If you find yourself waking up at night to change tampons or declining activities over fear of an “accident,” it's time to seek professional help. Here at ObGyn Care...

Menopause and Your Mental Health - It's Not Just a Physical Transition Jul 17th, 2019

Menopause and the years leading up to it (a time called perimenopause) is a period of major changes for women. As menopause approaches, a woman’s estrogen production drastically slows down, ultimately leading to an end to her periods and an inability to become pregnant. But while those might be the most...

When Your Heavy Flow Is Considered Abnormal May 10th, 2019

Periods can be a real pain, but when your flow is heavier than normal, they can wind up practically taking over your life, or at least some aspects of it. Of course, every woman’s flow can be different, and that makes it difficult to know if what you’re experiencing is...

5 Signs Your Ovarian Cyst Needs to Be Removed Apr 15th, 2019

Tiny, fluid-filled sacs known as cysts can develop on or inside the ovaries. Usually, when a cyst develops, it is asymptomatic and goes away on its own in approximately two months. However, sometimes an ovarian cyst can cause extreme pain or be a possible indicator that there are other more...

What You Should Know About Recovering from a Hysterectomy Mar 1st, 2019

Medical procedures and treatment for various conditions change as medical technology continues to improve. Hysterectomies performed today differ greatly from the hysterectomies of just a generation ago. With precision tools, such as laparoscopes, today’s hysterectomies offer a much less invasive option. Depending on the reason for your hysterectomy, you may...

Choosing The Best Contraceptive For Your Lifestyle Jan 31st, 2019

Your body is yours to control. It is not only your privilege, but it’s also your responsibility to make decisions about your health, including birth control. But with the myriad of choices before you, how do you choose the best method of contraception for your life and future? Dr. Patel...

3 Factors That Can Contribute to a High-Risk Pregnancy Jan 11th, 2019

Pregnancy is an exciting time for many mothers-to-be. It involves preparation for the birth of the baby, scans to determine the sex of the baby, and excited family members and friends. Unfortunately, many women experience high-risk pregnancies that can threaten the life and health of the mother and the baby....

Your Annual Well-Woman Checklist Dec 7th, 2018

Have you had your well-woman visit in the past year? An annual well-woman visit is one of the best things you can do for your health. Monitoring your health regularly helps identify health conditions and changes in your body before they become serious. Prevention is better than treatment. Catching a...

What to Expect with Life After a Hysterectomy Nov 8th, 2018

When you have a hysterectomy, you may hardly notice the difference, or your life may change quite a bit. Depending on your age, the reason for your hysterectomy, and whether you’ve had a partial, total, or radical hysterectomy, those changes can be an adjustment as you discover your new normal....

How Common Are Ovarian Cysts? Oct 18th, 2018

It’s not uncommon to hear about ovarian cysts. Sometimes, women discuss them in hushed tones when they learn of a woman who went to the hospital for treatment. Other times, you may read a news report of a woman who had a 20-pound cyst removed.It’s enough to make you wonder...

How Menopause Affects Your Sex Life Sep 26th, 2018

Many women worry that menopause will completely destroy their sex drive, while others have heard endless stories about surging libidos once women know they can no longer get pregnant. The truth is many of the hormones that support a woman’s sex drive wane dramatically during the menopausal and perimenopausal stages,...

Living with Endometriosis Aug 17th, 2018

Endometriosis is a progressive disease that demands an intense focus on managing symptoms or, more specifically, helping women find optimal relief from pain that’s often unrelenting and debilitating.At ObGyn Care of Oklahoma, we work closely with each patient, evaluating the severity of their endometriosis and the impact of pain on...

10 Tips for Managing Hot Flashes Jul 23rd, 2018

Menopause can be the start of a wonderful time of life — you’re freed of your monthly menstrual cycle. But a majority of women — up to 80 percent — endure moderate to severe hot flashes at some point during menopause, and over one-third of women deal with deal with...

The Dos and Don'ts of Exercising While Pregnant Jun 8th, 2018

Exercising while pregnant can help reduce uncomfortable symptoms that occur over these nine months and help you go through labor and delivery more smoothly. Plus, regular exercise can make it so you’re better prepared to bounce back after your baby is born.The focus of your workouts shifts when you’re pregnant,...

Everything You Need To Know About IUDs May 15th, 2018

After a slightly-checkered past, intrauterine devices, commonly known as IUDs, have become a popular birth control choice among women. In fact, it’s the contraception female gynecologist often choose for themselves. Past IUDs vs Present IUDsAn IUD is a device that’s inserted into your uterus by your doctor. When IUDs were...

Not Your Mother's Hysterectomy Apr 19th, 2018

Just about 30 years ago, in 1988 to be exact, a surgeon by the name of Henry Reich performed the first laparoscopic hysterectomy in Pennsylvania. While this accomplishment was lauded by the medical world, this revolutionary technique was still slow to get off the ground, largely thanks to training issues.In...

When Should I See a Doctor About Heavy Menstrual Bleeding? Mar 30th, 2018

We’ve all had days when our periods lean more toward a flood than a trickle, and these are hardly good days. If you’re routinely experiencing these types of days, there may something more at play than just an unusually heavy period.Here at ObGyn Care of Oklahoma, we have many women...

How Does a High-Risk Pregnancy Affect My Prenatal Care? Mar 16th, 2018

As you negotiate the early days of pregnancy, full of excitement and a lot of nerves, the last two words you want to hear are “high risk.” You’re nervous enough about bringing a new life into the world, and now this.If Dr. Shaurin Patel places you in the high risk...

How My OB/GYN Can Help Manage My Menopause Jan 30th, 2018

It used to be that women simply resigned themselves to the often bumpy journey through menopause, quietly suffering through frequent hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and more. Thanks to increased awareness of the quality-of-life issues that surround menopause, OB/GYNs like Dr. Shaurin Patel are stepping up with a number...