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Understanding endometrial ablation

A woman with severe abdominal pain while lying on a bed of white bedroom alone.

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. […]

Why am I experiencing abnormal bleeding?

At Craig Ranch OB/GYN, McKinney, TX area, women can have their reproductive health evaluated regularly. In addition to having routine pap smears to look for signs of cervical cancer, we encourage women to also talk to our doctor when changes occur in their menstrual cycle. This includes increased or unusual bleeding that may arise, either […]

What are the symptoms of endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a chronic condition that can cause pelvic pain, heavy periods, and infertility. It occurs when the endometrium, the lining of the uterus, grows outside the uterus. Endometriosis most commonly affects women in their 30s and 40s, but it can occur at any age. What are the symptoms of endometriosis? There are several symptoms […]

What is urinary incontinence?

Dr. Craig Ranch of McKinney, TX, is a dedicated professional working with women to help them with their reproductive needs. Additionally, he can assist with certain medical issues such as urinary incontinence. What is urinary incontinence? Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine. It can be a result of many things, including pregnancy, childbirth, […]

What is endometrial ablation?

Endometrial ablation as a surgery to destroy the lining of the uterus. This is done in order to prevent or treat heavy bleeding during menstruation. Endometrial ablation is not a hysterectomy, which is the surgical removal of the uterus, though both can prevent pregnancy. Dr. Craig Ranch of McKinney, TX is a provider who offers […]

Eight things you can do to ensure a healthy pregnancy

During pregnancy, your body is changing–a lot! It has to work hard to ensure your baby develops properly in a relatively short period of time. At Craig Ranch OB/GYN, our team in McKinney, TX educates new mothers so they can fully understand what needs to be done to reduce their risk of complications and ensure […]

What is VBAC?

Women who have had a previous child via C-section are sometimes told that this is the only delivery method available to them in subsequent pregnancies. However, there are times when women may be able to enjoy vaginal birth after cesarean section. This process is commonly known as VBAC and may be an option for women. […]

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