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Do You Have These Symptoms of Fibroids?

Around two-thirds of women develop fibroids by the age of 50, but only a third of those women experience symptoms. In America, that means nearly 26 million women have fibroids, and about 15 million suffer from painful fibroid symptoms. Here’s how to find out whether you might be one of them. Dr. John Kirk at Adventist Health in Napa, St. Helena, and Hidden Valley Lake, California,...

Why You Should Never Ignore Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain, or lower abdominal pain that occurs between your belly button and groin, can be a normal part of life, especially during your period. However, pelvic pain that’s severe, chronic, or interferes with your day-to-day...

4 Common Gynecologic Issues That Can Be Remedied Through Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

If you’re suffering from a gynecological issue, you might be concerned about needing invasive surgery to repair it. However, you can reduce your discomfort, recovery period, and risks of infection and scarring with minimally invasive surgical options like robotic surgery and laparoscopic surgery.  With over 20 years of experience, Adventist Health’s Dr. John Kirk is a gynecological surgeon...

Comparing Contraceptives: Are Implants Better Than the Pill?

Navigating the world of birth control can be confusing. There are so many options that it can be hard to know which type of birth control is best for your body and lifestyle. Dr. John Kirk is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist who can help you determine which type of birth control is right for you. With offices in Napa, St. Helena, and Hidden Valley Lake, California, Dr. Kirk and our team at Adventist Health...

Determining Whether Hormone Replacement Therapy is Right for You

During menopause, women’s hormone levels naturally drop, which can lead to unpleasant side effects. You might think menopause is an unavoidable and uncomfortable part of life, but hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help relieve your menopausal symptoms.  As a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. John Kirk and our team at Adventist Health can help you make an informed decision...