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Women's Health News

Lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene in birth settings is killing mothers and newborns in the developing world

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST Read More

Meth users 'three times more likely' to develop Parkinson's

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:00:00 PST Read More

Researchers identify method to assess urinary tract infection risk in women after pelvic-floor surgery

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST Read More

Blood test to predict coronary heart disease risk approved by FDA

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:00:00 PST Read More

Age at first menstrual cycle linked to heart disease, stroke risk

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PST Read More

Barbara L. Patrick MD, Facog Gynecology Services
mail clinic@womantowomangyn.com

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Dear Patients,

Thank you for visiting my new website. My goal is to provide you with general gynecology and women’s health information, in addition to specific information regarding Woman to Woman Gynecology Services. Check back often for new information and links to current articles of interest. I hope to see you in the clinic soon.


Barbara L. Patrick, MD

A Doctor You Can Confide in for:

Medical and surgical treatment of menstural disorders, pelvic organ prolapse, general infertility testing and treatment. Well women exams, birth control counseling and evaluation of abnormal pap smears.

Q&A with Dr. Patrick

I have been menopausal for years, but I just had three days of bleeding.  Should I be worried?

Contact your doctor if you have bleeding anytime after the first six months of menopause.  The most common cause of bleeding is atrophy, or thinning of the vaginal walls, which occurs normally when a woman lacks hormones.  Other causes can be polyps or cancer—either of the uterus or the cervix.  Some medications make bleeding more common such as tamoxifen (which is often prescribed for breast cancer) or hormone replacement therapy.  Women who have post-menopausal bleeding should have a pelvic exam, Pap smear, endometrial biopsy (from the lining of the uterus) and an ultrasound to evaluate the thickness of the uterine lining.  Sometimes a D & C needs to be performed.