Blog Archive

5 Ways to Manage Morning Sickness Dec 1st, 2022

The term “morning sickness” may be a bit misleading, because during pregnancy you may be affected by nausea and vomiting at any time during the day or night. You might even feel sick all day. Roughly half of pregnant women experience morning sickness.  At Eve Medical of Miami, our staff...

My Partner and I Aren't on the Same Page About Family Planning: Can You Help? Nov 1st, 2022

Family planning 一 including how many (if any) children you want, when you want them, and how you want to space them 一 is one of the most essential decisions you can make.  Our expert team at Eve Medical knows that choosing a birth control option to help you reach...

Does an Abnormal Pap Smear Mean I Have Cancer? Oct 1st, 2022

It’s never fun to hear about abnormal Pap smear results, but here’s the good news: They’re usually not cause for alarm. And even if your provider finds something that needs treatment, these tests help you get it sooner. In some cases, early treatment ends up saving a life. Our expert...

Mom's Post Pregnancy Guide to Birth Control Sep 1st, 2022

Your post-pregnancy birth control options are similar to your options before you gave birth. However, your life will be pretty different after your baby is born and your birth control needs may shift. You may be more tired (actually, you’ll definitely be more tired) and you may not have the same focus...

Should You Be Worried About Ovarian Cysts Aug 1st, 2022

Most ovarian cysts are harmless, typically forming monthly when your ovaries release an egg at the start of the menstrual cycle. These “functional” cysts are part of your normal cycle and don’t cause symptoms or interfere with your fertility. Sometimes cysts can form that do cause problems. At Eve Medical in Miami,...

Everything You Didn’t Know About PID Jul 1st, 2022

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the upper female reproductive system that impacts the fallopian tubes, ovaries, and uterus. Although there are many possible causes of PID, most cases are triggered by the bacteria responsible for certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including gonorrhea and chlamydia. Other ways bacteria...

How to Talk to an Intimate Partner About STDs Jun 1st, 2022

If you’re sexually active, there’s a 50% chance you’ll contract an STD by the time you’re 25. With odds like those, having a tough conversation with your significant other is essential to your well-being and the health of your relationship. Unfortunately, important conversations like this one are often avoided.  Our...

New Abortion Laws in Florida May 11th, 2022

What do Florida's new laws mean for me? The new law, the "Reducing Fetal and Infant Mortality" law (HB 5), makes the following changes to current Florida law: It redefines "gestation" to "as calculated from the first day of the pregnant woman's last menstrual period." It changes the legal period of...

Questions to Ask at Your Next Well-Woman Exam May 1st, 2022

As a woman, you’re used to your body changing. From your first period all the way up to menopause, your body and your health needs evolve — sometimes dramatically.  If you want to stay healthy, that means your care plan needs to change. Having regular well-woman visits is one of...

Common STDs and How to Prevent Them Apr 1st, 2022

It can be easy to avoid catching the common cold or flu. After all, if you see someone coughing and sneezing, you can keep your distance and wash your hands to reduce your chance of exposure. It’s not always that easy with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). STDs get transferred through...

How Smoking Can Impact Your Reproductive Health Mar 1st, 2022

Plenty of women smoke when they’re younger, and give up cigarettes after they become pregnant. However, you shouldn’t wait until a positive test to quit cigarettes, and breaking the habit early can help preserve your fertility. Whether you plan on having children or just want to keep your options open,...

Are Ovarian Cysts Causing Your Low Back Pain? Feb 1st, 2022

Though they may sound scary, ovarian cysts are quite common, and they’re usually harmless. Any woman who is ovulating can develop an ovarian cyst, and most likely will. However, the type and size of the cyst may necessitate a different type of care and may cause symptoms in other places...

When Is a Cervical Biopsy Necessary? Jan 1st, 2022

Cancer is a major cause of death worldwide, with almost 2 million new cases each year. In the US, cervical cancer screenings are essential for detecting cancer before it’s too late and address other issues with feminine health. However, routine Pap smears or pelvic exams may necessitate additional testing for...

I Had an Abnormal Pap Smear. What Are My Next Steps? Dec 2nd, 2021

It’s understandable to find abnormal Pap smear results frightening. However, this important part of a well woman exam is simply a screening to watch for abnormal changes in cervical tissue. The cervix is part of the female reproductive system and sits at the top of the vaginal canal. This area...

Concerned About Birth Control Side Effects? We Can Help Nov 1st, 2021

Choosing the right birth control method is a very important decision. You want an optimal combination of effectiveness, ease of use, and alignment with your family planning goals. And like most women, you want to combine the advantages of an easy-to-use, highly effective birth control method with a minimum of...

Don’t Go It Alone. Consider Family Planning Counseling Oct 1st, 2021

Delaying or preventing unintended pregnancies is one of the most important things you can do to protect your physical, emotional, and financial well-being. If you’re sexually active and not ready to have a baby, then it’s time to consider family planning counseling. At Eve Medical of Miami, we make your...

What to Expect at My Colposcopy Appointment Sep 8th, 2021

Being told you have an abnormal Pap smear can send your mind in a million directions. Do I have cancer? Will I lose my hair? Who will take care of my family? Though an abnormal Pap smear means something is amiss, it doesn’t mean you have cervical cancer.  At Eve...

The Earliest Signs of Pregnancy Aug 10th, 2021

Are your breasts swollen and tender? Do you feel nauseated when you wake up in the morning? Could you be pregnant?  Of course, the only way to know for sure is through pregnancy testing. However, knowing some of the earliest signs of pregnancy may help you determine whether you should...

Myths and Facts About the IUD Jul 20th, 2021

Though the number of unintended pregnancies in the United States is on the decline, we still have a long way to go. One of the best ways to help women take control of their health and their bodies is access to effective and affordable birth control. At Eve Medical of...

What Happens at a Well-Woman Exam? Jun 28th, 2021

Though it’s one of the most important things you can do for your health and well-being, you may find yourself regularly putting off your annual well-woman exam. But it’s time to put you and your health first.  At Eve Medical of Miami, our focus is on providing comprehensive care that...

Tips for Talking to Your Partner About STDs May 10th, 2021

Despite being one of the most common infections, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) aren’t a common topic of conversation. There’s a lot of fear and shame surrounding STDs, which may be why everyone is so quiet about the subject. But not talking about STDs may have long-term health consequences. Undiagnosed and...

How Can I Know If I’m Really Pregnant? Apr 1st, 2021

If you’re sexually active and your period is running late, the first thing that pops into your head may be: “Am I pregnant?” Pregnancy testing is the only way to truly know the answer to this question.  At Eve Medical of Miami, we offer free pregnancy testing so you can...

What to Expect During Contraception Counseling Mar 2nd, 2021

With choices ranging from injections to pills to devices, you may feel a bit overwhelmed when it comes to selecting the contraception that’s right for you.  We get it. That’s why our women’s health experts at Eve Medical of Miami offer contraceptive counseling. Though we’ve been helping women find the...

Could This Be Causing Your Infertility? Feb 2nd, 2021

Infertility is more common than you might think. It may seem as though getting pregnant is easy, but conception and gestation are multi-step processes. Any problem with one or more of the steps can affect your fertility.  Our experienced health experts at Eve Medical of Miami specialize in all aspects...

Six Common STDs and How They’re Treated Jan 1st, 2021

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a major public health issue that affects millions of people every year. When left undiagnosed and untreated, STDs have serious health consequences, especially for women. Here at Eve Medical of Miami, we’ve been helping women get the care and services they need since 1978. We...

Start the New Year Right With a Well-Woman Exam Dec 1st, 2020

Many New Year’s resolutions focus on ways to improve health, such as losing weight, making healthier food choices, and being more active. Though making changes to your lifestyle is a good way to improve your health and well-being, you may set yourself up for failure if you make your plan...

5 Tips for Controlling Your Menopause Symptoms Over the Holidays Nov 5th, 2020

Hot flashes, mood swings, and sleep deprivation are difficult menopause symptoms to manage any time of year. But during the busy holiday season, your menopause symptoms may make it hard for you to enjoy the festive time of year.  Our team of women’s health experts at Eve Medical of Miami...

The Role of Dilation and Curettage in Women’s Health Oct 11th, 2020

Menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause are all unique health conditions that affect women because of their reproductive organs. Though noninvasive techniques are preferred when it comes to managing and diagnosing health conditions in women, surgical procedures are sometimes necessary.  Dilation and curettage, or D&C, is a procedure that helps diagnose and...

What to Expect After a Surgical Abortion Sep 16th, 2020

Making the decision to terminate a pregnancy isn’t easy for any woman. Not knowing what to expect can exacerbate your feelings. At Eve Medical of Miami, our skilled team has been helping women in and around Miami, Florida, make informed and empowered decisions about their health since 1978. For women...

Confused About Contraception? Consider Family Planning Counseling Aug 14th, 2020

Between drugstore options like condoms to in-office procedures like the intrauterine device (IUD), you’re not alone if you struggle to decide what type of contraception is best for you.  Our women’s health experts at Eve Medical of Miami understand how overwhelming the variety of contraception options can be. Dedicated to...

The Pros and Cons of an IUD Jul 17th, 2020

Almost all women use some form of birth control at some point in their lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Though the intrauterine device (IUD) is almost as effective at preventing pregnancy as female sterilization, the birth control pill is the most popular reversible form of...

Ultrasound Testing: How It Benefits Your Health Jun 15th, 2020

Though most women associate an ultrasound with pregnancy, that’s not the only reason you may benefit from the noninvasive imaging test. Ultrasound testing is an invaluable tool that provides a lot of information about your gynecological health. At Eve Medical of Miami, our women’s health specialists are devoted to providing...

Should You Get Tested for STDs? Apr 29th, 2020

Did you know approximately one million sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are acquired across the globe every day? In the United States alone, more than 20 million new cases of STDs are reported each year, with 50% of those striking teenagers and young adults under 25.   Even though STDs are incredibly...

10 Tips for Coping with Menopause Apr 15th, 2020

Menopause is a normal stage of a woman’s life and marks the end of her fertility. But for some women, the months or years leading up to menopause may cause symptoms that significantly affect their quality of life.  Though we can’t stop menopause, our gynecology experts at Eve Medical of...

The Importance of Good Counseling When It Comes to Women's Health Mar 6th, 2020

When it comes to your health and wellness needs, you’re not alone if you struggle when deciding what choices are best for you. But you don’t have to make difficult decisions on your own. When it comes to women’s health, good counseling is essential and empowers you to make well-informed...

Understanding Fetal Anomalies Feb 13th, 2020

One out of every 33 babies born in the United States has a birth defect, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Though birth defects may vary in severity, they are the leading cause of infant death in the US.  Finding out that your baby has a life-threatening...

What Are My Birth Control Options? Jan 10th, 2020

You have many choices when it comes to birth control, and with the new year upon us, it’s a good time to evaluate your options. But with so many contraceptive options out there -- from condoms to implants to pills -- choosing what’s best for you can be overwhelming.  At...

What Every Woman Should Know About HPV Dec 3rd, 2019

HPV (human papillomavirus) is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. It’s so common that the majority of sexually active men and women (roughly 80%, according to statistics) will contract HPV at some point in their lives.  There are many different strains of HPV, and it can...

What to Expect After a Surgical Abortion Nov 22nd, 2019

In-clinic, or surgical, abortions are a safe, effective way to end a pregnancy. If you come to Eve Medical of Miami for a surgical abortion, you’ll undergo one of two kinds. An early suction appointment is performed from week 4-5 from your last menstrual period up until week 7. This...

How to Choose the Right Birth Control for You Oct 23rd, 2019

A birth control option that works perfectly for your best friend might not be the right choice for you. And with so many options to choose from, finding the right birth control can be confusing and overwhelming. In addition to preventing unwanted pregnancies, there are other considerations to keep in...

5 Ways to Lower Your Risk for Breast Cancer Sep 18th, 2019

One in eight American women will develop breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosis in women after skin cancer. Recent advancements in research and cancer treatments mean that more and more women are beating breast cancer, but treatment is still most effective when the cancer is...

How a Medical and Surgical Abortion Differ Aug 29th, 2019

If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, you’re not alone: millions of women in the United States deal with unintended pregnancies every year. Although many women decide to carry an unexpected pregnancy to term, an estimated two in five women choose to end their pregnancy with either a medical or surgical...

We now offer our patients the IUD for long acting contraception. Aug 18th, 2019

The IUD (intra-uterine device) is a small flexible, plastic medical apparatus. The IUD is placed inside the uterus by our Doctor in the office. It provides long-term protection from pregnancy for up to 5 to 10 years, depending on the type. IUDs are a very popular option because there is...