Blog Archive

What Parts of My Body Are Eligible for Body Contouring? Nov 10th, 2021

If you’re hoping to give your appearance a boost in time for the holidays, you’re not alone. It’s natural to want to look and feel your best for all the celebrations, family get-togethers, and picture taking that come along with the holiday season.   At Signature Women’s Healthcare in Lawrenceville and...

3 Surgical Treatments for Fibroids Oct 12th, 2021

Uterine fibroids are a common condition affecting over 35 million women in America. They develop more often in women over 35, and black women have a much greater likelihood of developing these fibrous tumors than other women.  Fibroids grow in your uterus or in the wall of the lining, and...

Could Ovarian Cysts Be Causing Your Low Back Pain? Sep 8th, 2021

Ovarian cysts form naturally, usually around the time you ovulate. These fluid-filled sacs typically don’t cause troublesome symptoms and go away on their own without treatment. If you develop large cysts or multiple cysts, however, you might experience unpleasant symptoms, like pain. While it’s more common to experience abdominal pain,...

Why Does Being Overweight Make Your Pregnancy High-Risk? Aug 12th, 2021

In the United States, over 80% of women have healthy pregnancies and deliveries. But the rate of high-risk pregnancies and complications related to childbirth are on the rise, and over the past six years, these types of pregnancies and deliveries increased by 31%. While many factors can contribute to the...

Everything You Need to Know About Prenatal Vitamins Jul 21st, 2021

In a perfect world, you’d be able to get every nutrient, vitamin, and mineral you and your baby need for optimal health. But getting everything from food is difficult, especially during pregnancy when you’re experiencing morning sickness, sensitivity to smell and taste, and your changing body.  Prenatal vitamins are something...

What's Considered an Abnormal Period? Jun 29th, 2021

Are you struggling with heavy periods, periods that don’t come “on time” (or at all), or other troublesome symptoms related to your monthly cycle? If so, you may be one of the 30% of women who are diagnosed with abnormal periods.  Abnormal periods make everyday life difficult. From not knowing...

Things Every Woman Should Know About Supporting Their Overall Health May 18th, 2021

As natural caregivers, women often put the needs of others before their own, letting their physical and mental health slip to the bottom of their to-do lists. National Women’s Health Week is the perfect time for women and girls to make their health a priority.  At Signature Women’s Healthcare, in...

What's Causing Your Yeast Infection? Apr 14th, 2021

Suffering from the itching, burning, pain, and unpleasant discharge from a yeast infection? You’re not alone. About 75% of women get a yeast infection at some point in their lives, and for nearly one tenth of American women, yeast infections are recurrent, happening four or more times each year. Board-certified...

6 STDS to Be Aware Of Mar 9th, 2021

It may be hard to believe, but every day adults worldwide acquire over one million sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). What’s more? Each year in America, over 20 million new STD cases get reported — and more than half of those occur in teens and young adults under age 25. At...

Who Needs a Hysterectomy? Feb 12th, 2021

Hysterectomy, surgery to remove the uterus and sometimes additional female reproductive organs, is a common procedure in the United States. In fact, doctors perform about 600,000 hysterectomies each year, and about one-third of women will have a hysterectomy by age 60. Sometimes a hysterectomy is the right treatment. But not...

Should I Worry About My Abnormal Periods? Jan 13th, 2021

About 30% of women in their childbearing years deal with abnormal periods. If you’re struggling with abnormal periods, however, knowing you’re not alone isn’t enough.  When your period is abnormal, it’s frustrating and worrisome. Abnormal periods can mean not being able to plan when to bring or wear feminine products,...

The Many Benefits of Comprehensive Prenatal Care Dec 13th, 2020

If you’re pregnant or planning to have a baby in the near future, you’ve probably thought a lot about how different your life will be after your little one arrives, and what you’ll do to care for your baby in the months after you deliver.  However, caring for your baby...

Look Your Best this Holiday Season with Our Spa Services Nov 10th, 2020

The holiday season is full of fun and merry-making. These special days and celebrations mean spending time and taking photos with your family and friends, so it’s only natural to want to look and feel your best during the most festive time of the year.   At Signature Women’s Healthcare in...

Understanding Your Risks for Breast Cancer Oct 12th, 2020

While new treatments have emerged to beat breast cancer, it remains one of the three deadliest cancers for women. Some risk factors for breast cancer are out of your control, such as genetics and aging, but others are connected to lifestyle choices and habits.  At Signature Women’s Healthcare, OB/GYNs Jacquline...

5 Tips to Boost Your Fertility Sep 9th, 2020

Starting your family is a huge decision. And when you don’t get pregnant as soon as you were planning, it can be frustrating. The team at Signature Women’s Healthcare in Lawrenceville and Lithonia, Georgia is here to help.     Our highly skilled OB/GYNs, Jacquline Hayles-Patterson, MD and Tyndal M. Jones, MD,...

Vaginitis: 3 Common Infections Aug 19th, 2020

Did you know that vaginitis, an umbrella term referring to inflammation of the vagina, is extremely common, especially in women of child-bearing age? This uncomfortable condition results when there’s an imbalance of the yeast and bacteria that naturally occur in your vagina.   Vaginitis is so common, it’s one of the...

Fibroid Symptoms: More than Pelvic Pain Jul 23rd, 2020

Uterine fibroids, noncancerous tumors that grow in your uterus and affect about 35 million American women, can range in size from very small to about the size of a grapefruit. Fibroids are more common in women over 35, and black women have a significantly greater likelihood of developing them. While...

Diabetes and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know Jun 25th, 2020

Pregnancy and childbirth are events that bring joy and excitement as a new life grows and enters your world. But it’s also no secret that pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on your body. If you have a pre-existing condition, like diabetes, the changes associated with childbearing can make...

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy May 12th, 2020

Not too long ago, if you were told you needed a hysterectomy, it meant facing hours of open surgery, days in the hospital, and weeks — if not months — of recovery. Now, thanks to advancements in technology and surgical techniques, women have options.  At Signature Women’s Healthcare, we’re committed...

What is Considered an Abnormal Period and Why You Shouldn't Ignore It Apr 16th, 2020

Some women can set a clock according to their periods and can predict the duration and flow accurately each month. For other women, periods may not be as regular but are still considered normal. How can you tell what’s normal, what’s not, and when you should seek help? At Signature...

Why Many Women are Choosing the IUD for their Birth Control Mar 13th, 2020

At Signature Women’s Healthcare, we know choosing the right form of birth control is highly personal. Our experienced OB/GYNs, Jacquline Hayles-Patterson, MD and Tyndal M. Jones, MD, understand you have your own unique lifestyles, health concerns, and medical needs. That’s why our team offers a wide range of contraception choices...

Understanding Unexplained Infertility and Your Treatment Options Feb 25th, 2020

Infertility is a distressing problem for a couple, especially when they don’t know why they aren’t able to conceive.   The doctors at Signature Women’s Healthcare help couples explore and understand the reasons for their unexplained infertility and the treatment options available. What is unexplained infertility? When you have unprotected...

What Every Woman Should Know About Cervical Cancer Jan 14th, 2020

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, which means it’s an excellent time to make sure you’re up to date on screening for conditions that can affect your cervix, which is located between your uterus and your vagina. Here at Signature Women’s Healthcare, we provide comprehensive screenings and treatment for cervical...

Revitalize Winter Skin with a Chemical Peel Dec 1st, 2019

Winter is almost upon us, and while we may not have the blizzards of the North and Midwest, the colder, drier air here in Georgia still takes its toll on your skin. Winter weather leads to more prominent fine lines and wrinkles, dry skin, and discoloration. At Signature Women’s Healthcare,...

When Hormone Replacement Therapy Is the Right Solution for Your Menopause Symptoms Nov 1st, 2019

There’s a lot to look forward to with menopause — you no longer have to deal with your period every month, tiresome premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms cease to exist, and you can be intimate without having to worry about unintended pregnancy.  But during perimenopause, the time it takes to transition...

Why You Should Never Ignore Pelvic Pain Oct 1st, 2019

Pain can be a good thing. Pain helps you learn what behaviors and actions are bad and potentially dangerous. After you touch a hot stone and receive a painful burn, you learn not to touch objects that may be hot. Additionally, pain is your body’s main way of telling you...

5 Steps You Can Take to Help Prevent Having a High-Risk Pregnancy Sep 18th, 2019

 Every pregnancy is different – whether this is your first or fifth child. You want your pregnancy to go smoothly. Of course, there’s no way to guarantee your pregnancy will be without risk, but there are steps you can take to keep you and baby out of harm’s way.  At...