Clinic Corner: Pelvic pain
“Pelvic pain is a common patient complaint at Clinic Sofia. Some women have dealt with pelvic pain for so long that they feel like it’s ‘normal” when so much can be done to diagnose and treat the pain,” said Dr. Jewelia Wagner, who notes that pelvic pain can be broken up into various compartments, such as deep versus superficial, right/left/midline/total pelvis, and vaginal versus vulvar.
What if I have an abnormal Pap test?
If your latest Pap test results came back positive, it does not mean you have cervical cancer. It does mean your doctor found some unusual or abnormal cells on your cervix that will likely require further evaluation.
Why you should schedule your mammogram today
The pandemic led to many women canceling or not scheduling their annual mammograms. If you haven’t yet gotten back on track with your regular screenings, there is no time like the present for making an appointment.
Congrats to Dr. Pamela Jordi!
Dr. Pamela Jordi has been named a partner at Clinic Sofia, joining five other Clinic Sofia physicians who are partners at the Edina and Maple Grove locations. The clinic prides itself on being an independent, stand-alone clinic owned by a team of physicians with a vested interest in providing the best care possible to women in the Twin Cities.
Ask Sofia: What is a healthy menstrual cycle?
You’re probably not surprised to hear that your menstrual cycle can affect everything from your mood to your sleep, and your energy to your appetite. While there is no “perfect” period, a normal menstrual cycle—the first day of one cycle to the first day of the next—will range from about 25 to 35 days and may shift as we age. Naturally, birth control, pregnancies and peri-menopause can also change the length and symptoms of your cycle.
Ask Sofia: Why do I have bleeding between periods?
While many women experience spotting or intermittent bleeding between periods, it can be both confusing and concerning.