There are many misconceptions about fibroids making it difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. Let’s start with the facts. One half of American women will develop fibroids by age 50. You are 3 times more likely to develop fibroids if your mother or grandmother had them. African American women are 3 times more likely to get them versus Caucasian women. Now let’s debunk myths you may have heard.
Author: Dr. Hyler & Associates
Things That Can Cause an Abnormal Pap Smear
Women routinely have Pap smears during their well-woman appointments typically every three years until they are age 65 and older. Once results have been reviewed, if there is anything out of the ordinary, Dr. Hyler & Associates may call to inform you the test was abnormal and discuss next steps. No need to fret, let’s go through some common causes of an abnormal Pap smear.
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Announcement: Changes to Delivery Care
As of 2/1/23, we will no longer be delivering at HCA Orange Park Medical Center. We will only be delivering at ST. Vincent’s Clay in Middleburg and Baptist Clay in Fleming Island.
If you would like to schedule an obstetric visit, call our office at (904) 264-1628 today!
How Pregnancy Affects The Immune System
We might call it an old wives tale, but scientists used to think a woman’s immune system became weaker when she was pregnant. We have learned that is not exactly the case. Sometimes, it can actually get stronger. With this relatively new news let’s review how we now know pregnancy affects the immune system.
3rd Trimester Prenatal Appointments: What To Expect
You have made it through the 1st and 2nd trimester, and here you are approaching the finish line. Whew! Weeks 28 through 40 may seem like forever, but these are important weeks. Knowing what to expect during this time may ease any anxiety and help you get ready to greet your little one. With all that in mind, let’s look at 3rd trimester prenatal appointments so you know what to expect.
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Managing Fatigue Caused by Uterine Fibroids
Maybe you thought your fatigue was due to all of life’s daily grind, plus picking up the kids from after-school activities, grocery shopping after a day of work, and then of course, laundry, cooking dinner, playing peacemaker, cleaning, and wearing multiple hats. All that would certainly make anyone tired! However, when you have fibroids, something else is adding to that fatigue and exhaustion. Time to make managing fatigue caused by uterine fibroids a priority.
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5 Myths About Breast Cancer Symptoms
Many organizations have increased awareness about breast cancer in the last several decades. All this is good, but sometimes old wives tales or myths pop up and they are repeated and spread on the internet. Let’s give you the facts and 5 myths about breast cancer symptoms.
Signs of a Miscarriage and When to Call Your Doctor
Most miscarriages occur in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. They are painful, sad occurrences for many women, but the mother has no culpability. In some instances, they can occur without any signs, while others may experience symptoms. Let’s learn more about the signs of a miscarriage and when to call your doctor.
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PCOS And Fertility: What You Should Know
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that interferes with a woman’s reproductive system. This includes getting pregnant, staying pregnant, and carrying a healthy child to term. If you are considering pregnancy, here is what you should know about PCOS and fertility.
What To Expect When Changing Birth Control Methods
Every prescription medication we take has side effects, and some of those side effects can be unpleasant. The same goes for birth control. If you find your current birth control pills are causing troublesome side effects, you can talk to Dr. Hyler & Associates about changing methods. Here’s what to expect when changing birth control methods.
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