Ask Sofia: What is a 3-D Mammogram and Do I Need One?
3-D mammography, also known as tomosynthesis or tomo, takes images of the breasts from multiple angles, which are then used to recreate a 3-D picture of the breast; this option may increase detection of cancer and decrease the possibility of a false positive. It may also be more useful for women with dense breast tissue. While the 3-D test takes a few seconds longer than 2-D mammography, it uses less radiation and most women do not notice a difference between the two options.
Ask Sofia: Pap Smear or HPV Test?
You may have heard that you have more options available for cervical cancer screening. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently offered up three options for this crucial screening. While Pap smears are still recommended for women ages 21 to 29, HPV tests alone may be used for women ages 30 and up, according to […]
Ask Sofia: Do I need vaginal rejuvenation?
We have had a wealth of great discussions with many of you over the past month about vaginal health — what this means and how to achieve it. Ever since Clinic Sofia added the MonaLisa Touch® to our list of services, and with actress Jada Pinkett Smith sharing her story about her own vaginal rejuvenation, many of you may be wondering if this non-surgical treatment is a good option for you.
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.