Understanding Endometriosis and How It Affects Fertility

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Endometriosis is a unique condition in which tissue that typically lines the uterus grows and develops in other areas of the body. In most cases, endometriosis is found on or within reproductive tissues such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes and inside part of the uterus. However, endometrial implants have been found to occur outside of […]

What Causes Heavy Menstrual Cycles?

Women who struggle with chronic heavy menstrual cycles may find themselves concerned about what might be causing it. Dr. Craig Ranch of McKinney, TX, is a medical professional who can evaluate you and determine if you qualify for certain diagnostic testing to determine the exact cause of your heavy menstrual bleeding. What is considered a […]

Can I Have a VBAC With My Next Pregnancy?

The team at Craig Ranch OB/GYN of McKinney, TX, is an obstetrician and gynecologist who has helped women in the community with their reproductive health and wellness. Women who are interested in having a vaginal birth after a cesarean section will want to talk to Dr. Andrew Shimer and his team about VBAC. Continue reading […]

General obstetrical care services offered with Dr. Craig Ranch

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The team at Craig Ranch OB/GYN is committed to offering a selection of services for women who are interested in obstetrical care. Taking care of your sexual and reproductive health requires a proactive approach with routine evaluations and screenings. We also work with women who are considering becoming mothers to ensure they are healthy enough […]

Understanding urinary incontinence

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Dr. Craig Ranch of McKinney, TX, is an obstetrician/gynecologist who understands how embarrassing certain conditions can be for women. This includes urinary incontinence, which can cause unwanted leakage of the bladder. Understanding the types of incontinence and effective treatments are the first steps in learning more about this and other conditions that may be related […]

What causes infertility?

Infertility can make it difficult for couples to conceive a child. Over time, it can be frustrating and disappointing for those looking to start or expand their family. If you are a woman who is unable to become pregnant, it may be time to talk to a doctor about your infertility to determine the cause […]

Understanding endometrial ablation

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Endometrial ablation is a common outpatient procedure used to treat heavy menstrual bleeding. The procedure involves destroying the endometrium, or lining of the uterus, with heat, cold, or lasers. Endometrial ablation can be an effective treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding and has a very low risk of complications. At Craig Ranch OBGYN, we see many […]

Read this if you are considering VBAC for delivering your next child

If you are considering vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC), you’re not alone. Each year, more and more women are choosing to attempt a VBAC. And why wouldn’t they? A vaginal birth is generally shorter, involves less pain medication, has a quicker recovery time, and comes with a lesser risk of complications than a repeat […]

Non-invasive treatment called Vivive® for improving a woman’s intimate health

Women concerned about the appearance and function of their most intimate areas often avoid conversing with their OB/GYN because they are embarrassed. However, having knowledge regarding the condition impacting your vaginal area is the first step in finding solutions. Women dealing with skin laxity, urinary incontinence, and the inability to reach orgasm in the bedroom […]

How often should I have mammograms, and at what age should I start?

Mammograms are an excellent tool for evaluating breast tissues and looking for the early signs of breast cancer. However, many women are unsure when to start these screenings and how often to continue them. At Craig Ranch OB/GYN, our team in McKinney, TX, can answer many of these common questions for those interested in mammography. […]

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