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What You Should Know About Perimenopause Oct 1st, 2020

You feel tired all the time. You snap at your kids or co-workers. You don’t want to have sex anymore. Are you under too much stress? Or are you in perimenopause? At Florida Woman Care of Jacksonville — with two offices in Jacksonville, Florida — our OB/GYNs Daniel McDyer, MD,...

Could Your Symptoms Mean You Have an STD? Sep 16th, 2020

If you’ve noticed sores in your vaginal or vulvar area, or changes in your vaginal discharge, you might be tempted to dismiss them as being related to chafing or a simple yeast infection. But if you’re sexually active, or have been in the last several years, a new symptom could...

What to Expect at Your Well Woman Exam Aug 31st, 2020

You’ve heard that an annual well woman exam is important for maintaining the health of your reproductive organs throughout your life cycle. But, a well woman exam can be so much more than that. When you establish a relationship with your OB/GYN, you then have a trusted professional you can...

Don't Ignore a Heavy Period Jul 15th, 2020

When you were younger, you heard your relatives complain about their “women problems,” and now you know why. Your periods seem to last longer every year, and you quickly soak through your pads and tampons. Heavy periods, though, aren’t normal, so you shouldn’t ignore or try to put up with...

Women's Health Care and COVID-19: What You Should Know Jun 10th, 2020

You’ve been following all of the advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Governor’s office: You wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, maintain social distance when outside, and always wear a mask in public. But you’ve been having heavy periods, or you’re...

When PMS Is Problematic May 19th, 2020

Each month, your body prepares for pregnancy by building a nourishing, blood-rich lining inside your uterus. If you don’t become pregnant, the levels of your “female” hormones — estrogen and progesterone — plummet, which signals your body to shed the lining. This change in your hormonal balance can cause a...

5 Common Causes of Pelvic Pain Apr 14th, 2020

When your pelvic area hurts, you may wonder what’s going on with your body, especially if you’re not menstruating and you don’t think that you’re pregnant. Pelvic pain can be an indication that something’s seriously awry. Both men and women, for instance, might experience sharp, excruciating pain in their lower...

Coping With Your Sexual Health After Menopause Mar 5th, 2020

You actually looked forward to menopause. After all, who wouldn’t trade in monthly cramps, tampons, and fears of unwanted pregnancy for freedom from pain and birth control? But menopause brought its own challenges; painful sex and a low libido are among them.   At Florida Woman Care of Jacksonville —...

When to See a Doctor for Fibroids Feb 3rd, 2020

Fibroids (aka leiomyoma or myoma) are benign growths that emerge in the wall of your uterus, inside your uterine cavity, or on the outer surface of your uterus. Fibroids are made of uterine muscle fiber cells and other cells, and range in size from microscopic to the size of a...

Resolve to Be a Healthier You: Start This Year with a Well-Woman Exam Jan 15th, 2020

When the New Year rolls around, most women, men, and kids make a list of resolutions to achieve their personal and health-related goals. Just as you need help and specialized knowledge to achieve your career and personal goals, getting help with your health goals keeps you on track for the...

Long periods? Heavy flow? Find Out What's Normal and What's Not Dec 19th, 2019

You already know that no two periods are the same. So if you’re struggling with long or heavy periods, you’re probably confused about what’s normal and what’s not. You might even be scared that something serious could be going on. At Florida Woman Care of Jacksonville, we understand the fear...

Female Urinary Incontinence: It’s More Common Than You Think Nov 1st, 2019

No one likes to talk about urinary incontinence, but it’s a real condition that affects more women than you realize — about 10% of women under 65 and about 35% of women over 65. Women often suffer in silence because they’re too embarrassed to tell anyone they’re having a problem...

Why So Many Women Are Choosing IUDs for Their Birth Control Oct 3rd, 2019

Birth control is a uniquely personal choice, because every woman has her own needs, health concerns, and lifestyle factors to keep in mind. That’s why our team at Florida Woman Care of Jacksonville offers a wide range of prescription birth control methods, including: Pills Patches Vaginal rings Injections Implants One...

Who Should Have an STD Test and How Often? Sep 19th, 2019

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as 20 million people are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) every year. Despite the alarming number of cases, many people don’t get tested. Not getting tested or treated for an STD puts your health at risk. ...

10 Tips to Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy Aug 23rd, 2019

Congratulations, you’ve decided the time is right to become a mom. To get your body ready for conception, the experts at Florida Woman Care of Jacksonville offer the following 10 tips to help prepare your body for pregnancy. Following these lifestyle steps will help minimize risks and help you enjoy...

5 Reasons for Urinary Incontinence in Women Apr 9th, 2019

Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control. Though it may be embarrassing to bring up in conversation with your doctor, it’s quite common. The reasons you may experience urinary incontinence can vary in severity, but it’s absolutely something you should discuss with your doctor.  Urinary incontinence tends to occur...

Is a Fever During Pregnancy Normal? Mar 21st, 2019

When you’re pregnant, your body is going through a lot of changes and hormonal swings. There are plenty of normal, everyday symptoms and side effects that many women experience during pregnancy. But when it comes to running a fever, you should always be vigilant about getting the right medical attention....

Why Annual OBGYN Exams are so Important to Longterm Health Mar 5th, 2019

More than likely you or members of your family see a primary care physician at least once per year. Additionally, you probably fit in a checkup with your dentist and maybe even a dermatologist or optometrist appointment. Which is why, for women, annual OBGYN exams are very important to prioritize....