Seattle OBGYN Doctor

My wife is pregnant and that is a good news. We and the whole family are extremely happy of this new addition to the big family.

Seattle OBGYN

My wife and me are married for 7 years and we have been trying for a baby. We pray everyday for a baby and 2 months ago, our gynecologist in Seattle (We live in Seattle for the last 30 years) told us the great news – we are going to have a baby! It was a routine visit to the Seattle OBGYN for a checkup. Then the doctor told us this great news. We were so excited and we asked the doctor many questions – is it a boy, or a girl; baby is healthy? what precautionary measure must we take? What food should we avoid? Any special diet to follow…etc? The doctor looked amused. To this Seattle OBGYN, we are probably like thousand of others that asked similar questions. But the gyneacologist patiently answered all our questions with a smile – aftar all, this is a great news to any couple.

OBGYN Advises

We told that there are no special diet require. We should continue with whatever we are eating. We need to do more exercises (what’s new…). An active lifestyle is good for the baby. My wife and me are planning to start the yoga lesson and also we are going for regular swimming. It is time we make use of the swimming pool. We are also told to include some vitamins such as Folioc acid in our diet. This is good for the baby and it helps with the development of the brain. My wife was excited and took notes of everything the gynecologist said. I know my wife – she will certainly include all these vitamins in her daily food intake.

A Female OBGYN in Seattle

This doctor that did the check up is a female. My wife specifically asked for a lady OBGYN because she is uncomfortable with having a man (other than myself) touching her body. Fortunately for us, there are a few female gynecologists in Seattle. We visited a few of the female doctors and finally decided on this particular lady GYN. We choose her because this Seattle woman gynea has a good heart – she really care about her patients and is always patience. More importantly, we felt a connection with her and we can relate this parenthood journey with her. This probably the most important decision because she been caring and giving us a lot of advises and help. I think there is really a difference between a male and a female doctor. A female can probably identify with pregnancy and the challenges involve in the pregnancy journey a lot more because a woman understand. A male doctor will never know this kind of experiences as well as the female.

Read More »

Ovarian Cyst And Pregnancy Complication

What Are Ovarian cysts

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled cells that occur within the ovary.  What happens is, the cell fills with fluid,
the fluid is able to get in, but can’t get out.  This here depicts a normal ovary whereas on the other side here what we see is an ovary with a cyst on it.  For the majority of women who happen to have ovarian cysts there is nothing to be worried about because the majority of cysts, as they do occur naturally, will go away in time.  And it’s only the minority of women who have cysts that will go on to become cancerous or have accidents.  Usually the symptoms are what we call chronic symptoms.  So you have a niggling pain which is usually located to one side of the lower abdomen and sometimes in the pelvis.

It may well be related to different phases in the menstrual cycle,  depending what type of cyst it is.  And because of the anatomy of the cyst some women actually describe pain that comes on and off that radiates down the leg – complex ovarian cysts info

Ovary Cyst Symptoms

Some women also find that they will have pain, particularly on one side, during intercourse.  In the extreme, however, some women will notice sort of pressure symptoms if the cyst has grown to a very large size.  So they will have problems with their bowel, problems with their bladder and other sort of pressure symptoms.

Others might notice weight gain and some women in the extreme might notice a little bit of weight loss.
And those are usually indicators that something needs to be done about the cyst.  But the majority of women shouldn’t worry about cancer.

Before the menopause very few cysts are cancerous. Then after the menopause a lot of them can be cancerous, so that is when we normally pay attention to them.  It’s important that when women do get symptoms that they visit their GPs early so that GPs can organise for them to have scans and blood tests.  Important to check if you have cyst especially when pregnant.

The symptoms are not symptoms that should be ignored.  Once the scan is done and the blood test done and the pointer is that the cyst is benign, the GP or doctor looking after them might advise that they wait a while and have another scan.  And should the cyst clear up, that is usually the end of the matter with very little risk of recurrence.  And if it doesn’t clear up, then intervention may well be required.

If the cyst is of a certain size, you may be advised to have a laparoscopy.  That is done under general anesthetic and all it involves is putting a little camera through a very small incision under the belly button
and that allows the doctors to look at both tubes and both ovaries to make sure that everything is OK.

So that’s a cyst there.  And basically what has happened is the cyst has twisted on itself.  And if that were to stay there for a very long time then the ovary will be starved of blood supply and kill itself.  But luckily enough, this woman has presented early.  If they do find that there is a cyst on the ovary they then proceed to remove the cyst laparoscopically.  For the majority of women this operation will take between 30 and 45 minutes.  It allows a quick recovery and has no detrimental effect on future fertility.  More on how it affects fertility here at http://reprohealthlab.com/ovarian-cyst-during-pregnancy-complications/.

Read More »