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Hormone Therapy For Menopausal Symptoms

Beginning between ages 45 and 55, Menopause can be a difficult transition for women. With this change, many experience physical and emotional symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and fatigue. Hormone management can help reduce these symptoms to make this stage of life much more manageable. Before you start searching for “menopause treatment…. read more

Types of Birth Control: Part 1-Barrier Methods

When patients at our North Carolina Reproductive Medicine center think of birth control, the pill and IUDs usually come to mind. However, there are a variety of other methods that can help protect you from an unplanned pregnancy. Barrier birth control methods are a great option for those looking for non-hormonal, non-invasive ways to prevent…. read more

Diagnosing and Managing Your PCOS

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder that affects one in ten women of reproductive age. In the past, those diagnosed with this disorder were usually told they were rendered infertile. With breakthroughs in reproductive medicine, this is no longer the case. While it’s true PCOS can cause patients difficulty with conceiving, with…. read more

Endometriosis FAQ’s From Our Fertility Specialist NC

Do you go through several pads an hour? Are your period cramps so severe you feel bedridden? You may have endometriosis. Affecting upwards of 10% of girls and women of reproductive age, at first glance this condition sounds rare. However, that translates to 190 million people suffering worldwide-which is far too many. If you suspect…. read more

Can Ovarian Cysts Impact Pregnancy?

Some women are lucky enough to go through their lives without ever having to deal with an ovarian cyst. For others, they’re a regular occurrence. Although most cysts are benign and cause no symptoms, they can occasionally cause pain and other complications. In rare cases, they may be cancerous. If you are actively trying to…. read more

What Is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Will It Impact My Fertility?

Having pelvic inflammatory disease, or PID is no walk in the park. From pelvic pain to abnormal bleeding, this gynecological condition can be a nightmare in and of itself, but especially so if you’re looking to conceive. If you’re thinking of having children, you may also be wondering if this disease will affect your ability…. read more

Understanding Ectopic Pregnancies

An ectopic pregnancy happens when the fertilized egg attaches to a woman’s fallopian tube, abdominal cavity, or cervix instead of the uterus. While a pregnancy test may reveal a woman is pregnant, a fertilized egg cannot properly grow anywhere other than the uterus. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), ectopic pregnancies occur…. read more

Testing for Causes of Recurrent Miscarriages

Experiencing recurrent miscarriages or stillbirth can really take a toll on a couple who wants to have a baby, especially if it happens two or three times in a row. Most women want to know why it has happened and whether they could have done anything to prevent it from happening. Luckily there are a…. read more

“Why Am I Not Able To Get Pregnant?”

NCCRM infertility center Cary understands how tough it can be on you and your partner to continue trying to conceive with no luck. Sometimes infertility can have symptoms like irregular periods or severe menstrual cramps, but in other cases, the causes of infertility are silent with no symptoms, especially in men. Here are a few…. read more

Increase Your Fertility By Breaking These Bad Habits

Lifestyle choices in men and women play a huge role when trying to conceive. It is vital that you and your partner maintain a healthy lifestyle to achieve the maximal chance of successfully making a baby. There are several bad habits that are frowned upon because they can be damaging to your fertility as they…. read more

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