Are you suffering from Heavy Periods?

What is Heavy or Excessive Menstrual Bleeding?

Are you tired of letting your heavy periods control your life?
Is your period holding you back?

This is a very common problem that affects about 1 in 3 women.12. The signs of heavy bleeding are most likely to start between the ages of 30 and 40. Many women also say that excessive menstrual bleeding makes it difficult to work, exercise, and be socially and sexually active. You may also feel weak, tired, and have no energy.

Why would 95% of Patients Recommend Minerva11?

  • 72% of Women had no bleeding (Amenorrhea)11
  • 93% of Women had their periods reduced to a normal or less level (Treatment Success)11
  • Women have improved their desire or interest in sexual activities (if sexually active)8
  • Treatment can be performed in your doctor’s office under minimal anesthesia
  • Fast Procedure Time of just 3 to 4 Minutes
  • One year following the Minerva Treatment in a clinical study conducted for FDA approval

New Mom Must Have Items

In addition to filing your freezer with nutritional meals, lining up pet sitters, and daily help from family, friends, and/or professional postpartum experts, you’ll need to stock up on supplies to have on hand upon your discharge from your birthing facility. Below are a dozen comfort suggestions to help you prepare for an easier postpartum time and a speedy recovery for both surgical and vaginal deliveries.

NEW MOM MUST HAVE ITEMS:

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After care items for a vaginal birth:

  1. Epifoam — If you receive stitches on your perineum,you’ll likely receive a numbing spray called Epifoam while in the hospital. If you need more after your return home, ask your doctor if Dermaplast ( over the counter) is an acceptable alternative.
  2. Sitz Baths — This plastic tub is placed directly on the toilet rim (seat up) and you sit on it as it circulates warm water on your bottom via a tube connected to a bag you fill from the sink. This helps clean your bottom, may encourage urination, and will help with healing. Many women find it very comforting. Follow this with an ice pack! (Insert sigh of relief!) Your hospital may offer you a sitz bath or you can find this at your local pharmacy.
  3. Peri-Bottle — Following the birth of your baby, you will be given a small plastic bottle filled with warm water. Use it to squirt on your bottom as much as necessary to help encourage urination and dilute the sting caused from urine. Once your bladder is empty, squirt your bottom again gently with as much water as necessary to help clean your bottom. Then PAT your bottom dry with hospital wash cloths or toilet paper. Take your bottle home with you or buy a few to keep in each of your bathrooms.

For both type of deliveries:

  1. Doughnut-Shaped Pillow or Wedge — (V-shaped) cushion
    Called coccydynia or coccygodynia, tailbone pain usually goes away on its own within a few weeks or months after childbirth. To lessen pain while sitting, use a doughnut-shaped pillow or wedge(V-shaped) cushion. Try a dollar store pool tube.
  2. Witch Hazel or Tuck’s Pads — Found at your local pharmacy, witch hazel is an over the counter astringent, which can be used to help shrink hemorrhoids. Most commercial bottles of witch hazel contain alcohol so it may sting with direct application. TJ Dickinson’s is a brand that sells pure witch hazel. It may take you some time to locate TJ’s unless you shop at Whole Foods. (You may want to try the wipes, Tuck’s pads, or Preparation H.) If using the liquid, you can make a”padcicle” by soaking a pad with witch hazel and placing it in a clean Ziploc bag then freezing it. Once frozen, remove it and wear it as normal. Many women find this very comforting for their swollen, sore bottoms – especially after a vaginal delivery.
  3. Senokot — A gentle vegetable-based laxative called Senokot may be offered to you at the hospital. You can also find it over the counter at your local pharmacy. It is generally well-tolerated (doesn’t cause intestinal cramping) and takes effect within about 12 hours, so it’s usually taken in the evening.
  4. AquaPhor Healing Ointment — Aquaphor Healing Ointment protects the skin to enhance the natural healing process and help prevent external irritants from reaching the wound. You can find this at most Drug Stores

 

 

Pregnancy & newborns

 

Dr. Mughelli and his staff are committed to providing pregnant mothers “personal” care from conception, through childbirth, to post partum follow-up. He understands each pregnancy is special and unique. Mothers with a history of miscarriages, hypertension, diabetes, toxemia, STD’s, or may be concerned with such conditions as vaginal birth after ceasaren, or premature labor, can rest assured they are in experienced hands with Dr. Mughelli. These are just some of the many complications associated with childbirth that Dr. Mughelli has successfully managed in his over 30 years in practice.

By “personal” care Dr. Mughelli is referring to the level of care he extends to all his patients. From FREE pregnany tests, to a FREE initial OB visit for uninsured patients, Dr. Mughelli and his staff demonstrate their understanding of the sensitive and often stressful conditions facing the expectant mother.

Please contact us with any questions. We look forward to exceeding your expectations.

 

Taking Control of A Leaky Bladder

Nervous about going out because your bladder sometimes leaks? Or constantly worried about getting to a bathroom on time? Overactive bladder is often caused by a disruption in the nerve signals from the brain to the muscles involved in urination.

What Causes Incontinence?

  • Age
  • Pregnancy
  • Vaginal Delivery
  • Obesity/BMI
  • Hysterectomy
  • Physical Activity
  • Smoking
  • Family History
  • Diet
  • Other Medical Conditions

According to most incontinence experts and the National Association for Continence, you may have overactive bladder if you have one of the following symptoms:

  • You feel a need to go to the bathroom more than eight times a day.
  • You get up in the night more than once to go to the bathroom.
  • You sometimes feel a sudden urge to go to the bathroom and worry you won’t get there in time.
  • The urge to urinate is overwhelming.
  • Some urine leaks out before you can use the toilet.

You may have mixed incontinence (overactive bladder plus stress incontinence) if you also have one of the following symptoms:

  • Some urine leaks out when you cough, sneeze, or laugh hard.
  • Some urine leaks out when you lift something or bend over.
  • Some urine lifts out when you run, have intercourse, or exercise vigorously.

Here are ten ways to live a normal life despite bladder worries:

1. Be sure you’re not drinking too much — or too little.

2. Identify and avoid your trigger food(s).

3. Get the knack.

4. Keep on Kegeling.

5. Visualize a delay.

6. Quit smoking.

7. Treat your bladder the same, seven days a week.

8. Make sure all of your doctors know about a new prescription.

9. Wear tampons or pads for extra security.

10. Get the right diagnosis.

The best way to live normally with an overactive bladder is to be sure of the source of the problem, so you get to the right treatment. Only 17 percent of baby-boomer women say they’re likely to immediately contact their doctor when they experience an embarrassing health condition or symptom, such as incontinence, according to a 2011 Harris Poll. And more than half (55 percent) wouldn’t contact their doctor at all, even if the symptoms got worse!

This is changing, doctors say, as more people become aware of the options surrounding incontinence.