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Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
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Gynecology is an important part of health care for women. Because routine gynecological care can help prevent illness and discomfort, lead to early detection of cancers, make pregnancy and childbirth easier, and detect infections and other conditions before they cause serious damage, it is important that a woman sees her gynecologist each year for her annual exam.
Gynecology is the specialty of medicine that focuses on the female reproductive system, including the uterus, vagina, and ovaries. Many issues that gynecology encompasses include:
Magnolia OB/GYN specializes in prenatal care for the duration of a woman’s pregnancy. Pregnant patients will see all of our medical providers in the practice at least once for prenatal visits, but there will always be a physician available to answer any questions or address any concerns that you may have. Magnolia OB/GYN provides patients with the convenience of on-site ultrasound service for the course of your pregnancy.
The first visit will be different for each patient because the visit is based on gestation and medical history. At a standard first visit, we review your medical history and conduct a full physical exam. A dating ultrasound will be scheduled at the time of your consultation of pregnancy appointment.
Most insurance plans typically cover two-three ultrasounds. Ultrasounds not covered by insurance will be billed to the patient. Please call 843.449.5848 for more information.
You can bring one support person with you to your ultrasound.
If you have received prenatal care elsewhere, we will need to review your prenatal care records before scheduling an appointment. To have your records sent to us, you can either sign a Release of Information at our office or sign a Release of Information at your previous physician’s office and have the records faxed to us. Our fax number is 843-449-8595.
If you go into spontaneous labor naturally, the provider on call will deliver your baby. We rotate our pregnant patients through our providers to make sure they have met all of our providers before they deliver. If you are induced or have a scheduled Caesarian section, the physician you have scheduled the surgery with will deliver your baby.
Although most over the counter drugs have an excellent safety profile, some can adversely affect the fetus during pregnancy. For your convenience, Magnolia OB/GYN has compiled a helpful guide of all over the counter medications that we deem as safe. You may download the PDF by clicking here.
Infertility is the inability to become pregnant after a year of having frequent, unprotected sexual intercourse. In the United States alone, approximately 7 million couples have experienced infertility problems. There are several factors that determine whether or not a couple will be able to conceive. These factors can affect the man, woman, or both. Occasionally, there is no explained reason for infertility.
Magnolia OB/GYN offers Infertility Services which included:
Request an appointment today to speak with one of our providers about infertility counseling and options.
Magnolia OB/GYN provides safe and effective birth control options for your family planning needs. Please see below for more information about the various types of birth control options available. Request an appointment today to speak with a provider about the right option for you.
Oral contraceptives (birth control pills) are medications that prevent pregnancy. The “pill” is a hormonal treatment that may contain combinations of the hormones estrogen and progestin or progestin alone.
An IUD is a device placed in the uterus to prevent pregnancy. Skyla, Keyla Mirena and Paraguard IUDs can last 3, 5, or 10 years respectively.
Nexplanon is a contraceptive, small, flexible implant that is inserted just under the skin of the left or right upper arm and lasts for up to three years.
Depo Provera is a hormone injection that lasts up to three months to prevent pregnancy.
NuvaRing is a form of contraception and prevention against pregnancy. This vaginal ring works the same way as the birth control pill, releasing estrogen and progestin into the bloodstream to prevent the ovaries from producing mature eggs. The hormones are administered differently through this device.
The birth control patch is a newer birth control option that has become popular in recent years. The patch is a thin, beige, piece of plastic cloth that adheres to the skin and is used to prevent pregnancy. The brand name that most physicians recommend is Ortha Evra.
Laparoscopic tubal ligation is a permanent birth control procedure performed at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.
Menopause is a time of change in your life marked by the end of menstrual periods. Lower levels of estrogen and progesterone cause most of the signs and symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes, irregular periods, and vaginal dryness.
One of the most effective ways to treat menopause is through Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). HRT is a treatment used to supplement estrogen and progesterone during the menopause years. HRT comes in many forms, including creams, patches, and pellets. Magnolia OB/GYN specializes in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for menopause patients.
Request an appointment today to speak with one of our doctors about Hormone Replacement Therapy can help you with your menopause symptoms.
Throughout much of our lives, our bodies maintain a delicate balance of essential chemical messengers called hormones. Hormones are responsible for keeping various functions in the body running properly. Hormones impact functions like mental clarity, sexual desire, body weight, and mental health, just to name a few. The right balance of hormones is critical for a happy and healthy life.
As we age, changes in this delicate balance of hormones can result in hormone deficiencies, leading to a variety of symptoms such as night sweats, insomnia, weight gain, depression, decreased sexual desire, and more. See our handy system checker below to determine if you may be experiencing symptoms of hormone deficiency.
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a very precise way of replacing the exact hormones your body needs to regain a balanced state. Bio-Identical hormones are natural plant-based hormones created from yams and a small amount of soy. These plant-based hormones have the same molecular structure as the hormones produced naturally in our bodies, making them biologically identical. These hormones are then fused into small implantable pellets which are inserted under the skin and release constant levels of hormones 24/7.
BHRT has a terrific record of safety and has been in use in the United States since 1938. Clinical studies from all over the world demonstrate that BHRT is not only safe but also has a lower incidence of side effects when compared to use of synthetic hormones often found in gels, creams, and injectables.
BHRT provides significant benefits for patients, just a few of which include:
• Improved mental clarity
• Renewed sexual desire
• Increased energy levels
• Reduced body fat
• Decreased depression and anxiety
• Better sleep
• Fewer night sweats or hot flashes
• Healthy sense of well-being
A great first step in deciding if BHRT may be a solution for symptoms you are experiencing is to review our handy system checker below. Your Coastal Carolina OBGYN physician will perform an assessment and run blood tests to determine your exact hormone levels. If you are a candidate for this treatment, the pellets can be inserted in a very simple, in-office procedure with a local anesthesia. The pellets are inserted through small incisions in the abdomen or buttocks into the fatty layer just below the skin. The whole procedure takes just a few minutes. Many women begin to feel significantly better within 24-36 hours. Your physician will periodically monitor your hormone levels with blood tests to ensure your hormone levels stay in balance. After the procedure, you should avoid vigorous exercise for a few days for the incisions to heal properly. While no procedure is without risk, side effects of BHRT are extremely rare but may include minor bleeding, bruising, infection at the insertion site, or extrusion of the pellets.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may need hormone replacement therapy.
Call us today if you suffer from any of the above signs or symptoms.
Magnolia OB/GYN is pleased to offer BHRT as one of several treatment options available for patients experiencing hormone deficiency. To learn more about BHRT or discuss hormone replacement options, please call our office at 843-449-5848 to schedule a consultation with your Magnolia OB/GYN Physician or Provider