192022May

5 Benefits of Regular OBGYN Visits

You don’t need to feel unwell to visit an obstetrician. Gynecologists encourage women of all ages to come in for regular checkups, even if they feel perfectly healthy. According to ACOG, the appropriate time to start visiting a gynecologist is from the age of 13 to 15 years. Others advise waiting until a woman is…

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112022Apr
Never Ignore These Gynecological Symptoms

Never Ignore These Gynecological Symptoms

Research shows that heavy menstrual flows that exceed seven days affect over 10 million American women each year. The average female body changes as it ages, starting from the puberty stage to menopause. Some of these changes are normal and don’t necessitate you to get worried. Many medical issues women face can be easily fixed…

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102022Feb
How Your Gynecologist Can Help You Through Menopause

How Your Gynecologist Can Help You Through Menopause

Menopause is something that all women are going to have to face at some point or another. It’s a natural biological phenomenon, and nobody should be ashamed of it. This doesn’t mean that it’s easy, however. Menopause comes with a number of emotional and physical symptoms. It’s common for women to experience not only hot…

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282021Dec
What is Included in Prenatal Care Services?

What is Included in Prenatal Care Services?

Prenatal care services ensure a healthy pregnancy. Prenatal care should start as soon as possible. In 2016, in about 77% of healthy births, a mom received prenatal care early on in her pregnancy, according to March of Dimes. The same study revealed that about 16% of healthy births moms did not start prenatal care until…

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172021Sep
When and Why Your Teen Should See a Gynecologist

When and Why Your Teen Should See a Gynecologist

Although gynecologists can treat girls and women of any age, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend that teens have their first visits between 13 and 15 years old. While you may not think that your teen needs a visit this early, there are numerous reasons why sooner is better than later. Your Teen’s…

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102015Jun
Dr. Figueroa Named Chairman of OB Department at Banner Ironwood

Dr. Figueroa Named Chairman of OB Department at Banner Ironwood

My OBGyne is very pleased to announce that Dr. Figueroa has been named Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Banner Ironwood! Dr. Figueroa looks forward to providing and developing comprehensive, personalized healthcare designed to meet women’s needs—from childhood and adolescence through the reproductive years into menopause and beyond. “I am honored and…

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132015Apr
Abdominal Pain: Possible Causes & Treatment

Abdominal Pain: Possible Causes & Treatment

Tummy troubles? Almost everybody at some time or another will experience abdominal pain. Abdominal pain is any pain or discomfort occurring between the lower chest and the groin—or as most call it—the “belly”. Your abdomen consists of lots of different organs—the stomach, liver, gallbladder, intestines, pancreas, esophagus and numerous blood vessels. It’s easy to generalize…

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312014Oct
Progesterone: What You Need To Know

Progesterone: What You Need To Know

Progesterone is a natural female hormone known as the “pregnancy hormone”. Progesterone plays a role in maintaining pregnancy—it’s one of the hormones in our bodies that stimulates and regulates various functions. What is Progesterone? Progesterone is a hormone produced in the body that helps regulate the menstrual cycle of women. Progesterone is produced just before…

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242014Oct
Pregnancy Calculator: When is Your Due Date?

Pregnancy Calculator: When is Your Due Date?

How to Determine Your Baby’s Due Date Did you just find out that you’re pregnant? Congratulations! Pregnancy brings a lot of excitement and joy, but can also be filled with worries, questions and discomfort. One of the biggest pregnancy questions? The due date. The question everyone (including yourself) wants answered the minute you find out…

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172014Oct
Endometriosis: What You Need to Know

Endometriosis: What You Need to Know

Endometriosis Facts More than 5.5 million women in America have symptoms of endometriosis. This condition is most commonly found in women in their 30’s and 40’s. Endometriosis affects women in their reproductive years, and is one of the leading causes of pelvic pain. The exact prevalence of endometriosis is unknown since many women may have…

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