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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, has helped diagnose many...

What Women's Health Problems Respond Well to Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is a treatment option that many women overlook when it comes to managing their health issues. Whether you’re suffering from endometriosis, uterine fibroids, urinary incontinence, or ovarian cysts, minimally invasive surgery could be the quick-recovery and low-risk option you need. Here at Adventist Health in Napa, St. Helena, and Hidden Valley Lake, California, Dr.

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 life is often a warning sign that there might be an issue with your reproductive 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...