Clinic Sofia Introduces MonaLisa Touch
Women who suffer from vaginal discomfort due to pregnancy or childbirth as well as menopause and breast cancer now have a treatment option available at Clinic Sofia. The MonaLisa Touch, a minimally invasive laser treatment, is a non-surgical way to help women achieve optimal vaginal health and combat vaginal atrophy with no side effects, pain or down time. It can reduce incontinence, increase sexual pleasure and enhance quality of life.
Ask Sofia: I have an IUD – why am I bleeding?
More women are turning to IUDs, or intrauterine devices, for longer-term contraception that is both effective and convenient, yet are sometimes surprised when they still see bleeding or spotting monthly. After an IUD is inserted, it is normal to have some breakthrough bleeding over the next few days and weeks.
Ask Sofia: What Are Vaginal Cysts?
Cysts are pockets of air, fluid or pus that can be located anywhere on the body – including the vagina – which form when a duct or gland is clogged. While they may be somewhat uncomfortable depending on the location, typically, these cysts are not harmful or painful.
Clinic Sofia Welcomes New Doctors
In response to growing demand and interest, Clinic Sofia is pleased to welcome two new doctors to our team and family. In addition to Dr. Deborah Krahl, who joined Clinic Sofia earlier this month, Dr. Erin Smith and Dr. David Clay will both begin seeing patients in August.
Ask Sofia: Do I need a pap every year?
Cervical cancer has decreased more than 50 percent in the past three decades thanks to screening with Pap tests and other technology. A Pap smear, which involves collecting cells from the opening of the cervix, is the best way to detect changes in cervix cells. When it is detected early, cervical cancer is one of the most treatable cancers.
Ask Sofia: Does Birth Control Cause Depression?
You may have heard about the recent study published in “JAMA Psychiatry” that researched the potential link between hormonal contraception and depression. We will probably be examining these results – and hopefully new studies on the topic as well – for years to come.