Khashayar Shakiba, MD, FACOG, FPMRS

When Should I Announce My Pregnancy?

If you and your partner struggled to conceive, you may want to share the news with everyone once you finally do learn that you are pregnant. Since the risk of miscarrying is highest during the first trimester, though, most women opt to wait at least a little while before announcing their pregnancy. […]

By | February 20th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

What Could Be the Source of My Pelvic Pain?

Pelvic pain is common during menstruation, and mild to moderate discomfort when you have your period is rarely a cause for concern. Severe or persistent pelvic pain could indicate an underlying problem, though, and it may require treatment. […]

By | February 10th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

Does Your Diet Include These 5 Essential Nutrients for Women’s Health?

Women have specific nutritional needs that change as they age. What might constitute a balanced diet for the general population does not necessarily constitute a healthy diet for most women. […]

By | February 7th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

What Is Interstitial Cystitis? 4 FAQs Answered by a Wayne Gynecologist

Up to 12 percent of women exhibit early symptoms of interstitial cystitis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These symptoms include chronic pelvic pain, an urgent need to urinate frequently, and pain during intercourse. […]

By | January 26th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

Struggling with the Symptoms of Menopause?

According to Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinics of North America, most women can expect to experience menopause between the ages 50 and 52. However, several factors can influence the age at which a woman will go through menopause. Approximately 1 percent of women experience menopause before turning 40. […]

By | January 20th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

Ridgewood Gynecologist Discusses 5 Signs and Symptoms of Ovulation

According to a study originally published in Human Reproduction, more than 90 percent of women who were trying to conceive by timing their monthly cycles became pregnant within 12 months. Researchers followed 346 women and found that more than 35 percent were pregnant after one month of trying, more than 65 percent were pregnant after three months, and more than 80 percent were pregnant after six months. […]

By | January 9th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

What Is Atrophic Vaginitis?

Although women inevitably undergo physical changes as their bodies enter menopause, they do not have to resort to living with any discomfort that these changes produce. If you are post-delivery, premenopausal or menopausal and you suffer from burning, dryness or incontinence, you might have atrophic vaginitis. […]

By | January 4th, 2017|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

The Results of My Pap Smear Came Back Abnormal

A Pap smear is a preventative medical procedure that gynecologists perform to screen women for signs of cervical cancer. According to the Mayo Clinic, doctors recommend that women between the ages of 21 and 65 undergo a Pap smear every three years; however, women with certain risk factors may need to schedule Pap testing more frequently. […]

By | December 27th, 2016|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

What Is a Well-Woman Visit?

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that women of all ages schedule an annual health assessment with their provider. Also known as a “well-woman visit,” this appointment focuses on preventative care while promoting overall health in general. […]

By | December 20th, 2016|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments

What Treatments Are Available for Endometriosis?

According to the Endometriosis Foundation of America, 1 in 10 women in the United States suffer from endometriosis, and it affects more than 175 million women worldwide. Although symptoms typically appear during the reproductive years, many women remain undiagnosed throughout the duration of their lives. […]

By | December 15th, 2016|Womens Pelvic Surgery|0 Comments