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6 Reasons You May Need a Hysterectomy

6 Reasons You May Need a Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy removes your uterus and sometimes your ovaries and other female reproductive body parts. Here are the potential reasons you may be better off without these organs.
May 16th, 2024

How Do Fibroids Affect Pregnancy?

Millions of women have uterine fibroids — some never have symptoms, others do. But what happens if you get fibroids while you’re pregnant? Will your baby be okay? Will you? Here’s what every mother-to-be should know about fibroids.
Jan 9th, 2024

5 STDs to Be Aware Of

Sexually transmitted diseases aren’t just uncomfortable — they can also be dangerous. Here are five of the top STDs to watch out for.
Nov 1st, 2023
When is a Hysterectomy the Best Course of Action?

When is a Hysterectomy the Best Course of Action?

Frequent pelvic pain, ultra-heavy periods, and endometriosis make it tough to get through your day, your week, your month, or even your year. Is it time to remove your ovaries and/or uterus? Find out here.
Oct 9th, 2023
How Can I Know If I’m in Menopause?

How Can I Know If I’m in Menopause?

A hot flash here, a mood swing there — is this it? Have you begun the “change of life?” Despite these signature symptoms, you may not have officially entered menopause. Here’s how to tell.
Sep 1st, 2023
How Lifestyle Changes Can Impact Your Menopausal Symptoms

How Lifestyle Changes Can Impact Your Menopausal Symptoms

Hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, weight gain — if you’re struggling with these classic menopause symptoms, take heart. A few strategic lifestyle changes can make a world of difference. Here are our expert tips.
Jul 12th, 2023
The Link Between Fibroids and Constipation

The Link Between Fibroids and Constipation

Constipation is an uncomfortable but common part of life that usually means you need to change your diet, drink more water, or get more exercise. But it may surprise you that it can also indicate problems with uterine fibroids. Here why.
Jun 1st, 2023
What Causes Incontinence?

What Causes Incontinence?

Incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine, which can become a big hassle. Learn more about what causes urinary leakage and what you can do about it.
May 1st, 2023
What Can I Expect at My Prenatal Visits?

What Can I Expect at My Prenatal Visits?

Prenatal visits are a big part of your pregnancy, but if this is your first pregnancy, you may not know what these special appointments entail. Keep reading to learn all about what to expect from your prenatal visits.
Apr 3rd, 2023
My Incontinence is Embarrassing; Can You Help?

My Incontinence is Embarrassing; Can You Help?

An inability to hold your bladder is embarrassing and forces you to adjust your life and arrange your activities around convenient bathroom locations. That’s no way to live when simple incontinence solutions exist.
Feb 7th, 2023
Your First Steps If You Get a Fever While Pregnant

Your First Steps If You Get a Fever While Pregnant

A fever isn’t necessarily a cause for concern; it’s your body’s natural reaction to injury and illness. But it can have severe implications if you’re pregnant. Learn about how to proceed.
Oct 9th, 2022
5 Questions to Ask Your Gynecologist

5 Questions to Ask Your Gynecologist

Making a visit with your gynecologist is a good chance to get your questions answered. Here are five inquiries to put on the top of your list for your next visit.
Jul 6th, 2022
Can Fibroids Impact Fertility?

Can Fibroids Impact Fertility?

If you have fibroids in your uterus, you may wonder if they impact your fertility. Learn more about the role fibroids may play in your fertility.
May 1st, 2022
What Makes a Pregnancy High-Risk?

What Makes a Pregnancy High-Risk?

Even the simplest pregnancies have their ups and downs, but high-risk pregnancies involve more than just morning sickness and fatigue. Find out exactly what constitutes a high-risk pregnancy and why you’ll need extra care.
Apr 1st, 2022
How Hormone Imbalance Can Affect Your Overall Health

How Hormone Imbalance Can Affect Your Overall Health

Hormones tell your body how to function properly, so when you have too many or too few hormones running through your system, it throws your body out of whack. Here’s how hormone imbalances can affect your health.
Feb 8th, 2022
Are Fibroids Serious?

Are Fibroids Serious?

Uterine fibroids are growths in your uterus that are usually noncancerous, but they can cause big problems. Learn more about how serious it is to have fibroids.
Nov 1st, 2021
6 Symptoms of Perimenopause

6 Symptoms of Perimenopause

Perimenopause refers to the period of years before your last period, which can cause many uncomfortable symptoms. Learn more about six symptoms of perimenopause.
Oct 3rd, 2021
Tips to Get Through Breastfeeding

Tips to Get Through Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the healthiest start for your baby but that doesn’t mean it always comes easily. Learn some tips to get through breastfeeding.
Aug 4th, 2021

5 Reasons You Need a Gynecologist

Having a gynecologist is important for more reasons than just getting birth control or managing your pregnancy. Learn more about why you need a gynecologist.
Jul 27th, 2021

Adjusting to Life with Menopause

Coming to the end of your menstrual cycles can be just as challenging as having periods. Read on to learn how you can adjust to life with menopause.
Jun 23rd, 2021

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a UTI

Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are common. While you may be tempted to ignore it and hope it goes away on its own, that could have serious consequences. Here’s why you should never ignore a UTI.
Mar 8th, 2021

How to Manage Menopause-Related Sleep Problems

Menopause can lead to a variety of symptoms, including sleep problems. Read on to find out why this can occur, and learn strategies that may help you get a good night’s sleep again.
Feb 9th, 2021

Managing Incontinence Over the Holidays

Living with incontinence can be a hassle under normal circumstances, but it can become a real challenge during certain times, such as the holidays. Learn how to manage incontinence if you’re traveling or spending long hours away from home.
Dec 2nd, 2020

5 Tips for Preventing UTIs

Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, can be annoying and painful. If left untreated, they can even spread to your kidneys and become more serious. Read on to learn how you can help prevent UTIs.
Nov 1st, 2020

Understanding a High-Risk Pregnancy

High-risk pregnancies require a bit more care to ensure that mom and baby stay healthy. Read on to learn what a high-risk pregnancy means and the care that’s required.
Sep 2nd, 2020

5 Signs of Perimenopause

When hot flashes, mood swings, and other symptoms start occurring, many women think it’s due to menopause. The truth is, many of these symptoms start in perimenopause. Read on to learn more about perimenopause and what can be done about the symptoms.
Aug 20th, 2020

Pelvic Pain: When to See a Doctor

Pelvic pain can be caused by many things, some normal and some potentially serious. Read on to find out what can cause pelvic pain and when you may need to see a doctor.
Jul 15th, 2020

Infertility: Not Simply a “Female Issue”

Infertility is a common issue faced by many women. But, men can contribute to a woman's inability to conceive as well. Read on to learn how male factors can contribute to infertility and what can be done about it.
Jun 18th, 2020

Birth Control and STI Prevention: What You Need to Know

Selecting a birth control method is a major decision. However, it’s important to know which forms of contraception offer protection against sexually transmitted infections and what you can do to reduce your risks.
May 14th, 2020

Here’s How to Prepare for Your First Prenatal Checkup

A first prenatal checkup is a significant event. It will be your longest prenatal checkup, because so many things will be discussed and performed during this visit. Read on to learn more about what to expect from your first prenatal checkup.
Apr 22nd, 2020
When it's time, it's time.

What to Expect After a Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy, which is the removal of the uterus, can be performed to treat a number of problems, from heavy periods to cancer. If you’re getting a hysterectomy, read on to learn about the recovery process.
Mar 4th, 2020

The Top 5 Benefits of IUDs

Choosing a method of family planning can be a challenge. You want something that is convenient, reliable, and safe. Read on to learn why an intrauterine device (IUD) might be a good choice to consider.
Feb 1st, 2020

Menopause and Your Mental Health

Are you feeling sad? Do you find yourself feeling hopeless or crying for no reason? If you’re a woman in your 40s or 50s, it could be due to your hormones. Keep reading to learn how fluctuating hormones can affect your mental health.
Dec 1st, 2019

5 Factors That Increase Your Chances Of Developing Endometriosis

Having menstrual cramps is a common complaint, but if your periods are really painful--more than mild cramps--you may have a condition called endometriosis. Darin L. Weyhrich, MD, treats patients with this disorder and provides welcome relief from symptoms
Nov 1st, 2019

How Infertility Affects Your Mental Health

Infertility may not just affect your body. It can affect your mind, too. Read on to learn how infertility can cause mental health issues, and find out steps you may be able to take to treat your infertility.
Oct 1st, 2019

Most Common Causes of Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain is a common condition among women of childbearing age. Learn the symptoms and causes of pelvic pain so you can find out how to get relief.
Aug 31st, 2019

Are Fibroids Normal (And What Can I Do About Them)?

While some women don't suffer any effects from uterine fibroids, many deal with persistent discomfort. Learn about the range of treatment options — from medication to surgery — that can help you bid farewell to fibroids forever.
Aug 16th, 2019
Uterine Fibroid Embolization Darin L. Weyhrich OB/GYN in Boise, Idaho

What Is Uterine Fibroid Embolization?

If you’re experiencing pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, or fertility problems due to uterine fibroids, a minimally invasive procedure known as uterine fibroid embolization can reduce or eliminate your symptoms.
Apr 15th, 2019
Hysterectomies Have Come a Long Way Thanks to Laparoscopy

Hysterectomies Have Come a Long Way Thanks to Laparoscopy

One in three women in the United States can expect to have a hysterectomy by their 60th birthday. Find out how advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques have made the procedure quicker, less invasive, and easier to recover from than ever before.
Mar 6th, 2019
Heart Health, women, Dr. Darin Weyhrich

What Every Woman Should Know About Heart Health

Heart attacks aren't always the chest-clutching, drop-to-the-floor experience we see on TV — especially for women. Read on to learn why women need to take heart health seriously and how their heart attack signs may differ.
Feb 7th, 2019
Endometriosis, fetility, Darin Weyhrich, MD

How Endometriosis Can Affect Your Fertility

Are you experiencing the symptoms of endometriosis? Find out how it may impact your fertility and what you can do to get pregnant even if you have this condition. You have great options. Here’s what you need to know about endometriosis and fertility.
Jan 18th, 2019
Fibroids, Ovarian Cysts,Dr. Darin L. Weyhrich 

5 Symptoms That May Mean You Are Suffering From Fibroids

Do you have uterine fibroids? Their symptoms aren't always obvious. Learning how to recognize the most common symptoms is the first step toward ensuring you get the treatment you need. Here are five symptoms to watch out for.
Dec 14th, 2018

The Advantages of Choosing an IUD Over Other Birth Control

Birth control pills may be the most commonly used type of birth control in the U.S., but IUDs can offer significant advantages over pills and other types of contraceptives. Find out more about the benefits of IUDs and whether one is right for you.
Nov 26th, 2018

How Perimenopause May Be Affecting Your Life

Are you having sweat-dripping hot flashes, but you’re not near menopause? You’re not sick or crazy — hot flashes and more can affect your life long before menopause. Here’s what you need to know about the impact of perimenopause.
Oct 15th, 2018

Your Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide

Pregnancy is difficult enough on its own. Add sky-high heat to the mix and summer can turn into a slog. Luckily, there are ways to keep you comfortable if your pregnancy extends into the summer months.
Jul 10th, 2019

The First Steps to Dealing with Your Infertility

Up to 15% of couples experience fertility problems at some point in their journey to build a family. If you and your partner have been struggling to conceive, here’s what you can do.
Sep 17th, 2018

Bleeding During Pregnancy: What's Normal?

Any type of vaginal bleeding can be alarming when you’re expecting, but it doesn’t always mean something’s wrong. Learn some of the most common causes of bleeding during pregnancy, and why it’s important to talk with your doctor anytime it happens.
Aug 20th, 2018

Menopausal Hot Flashes and Summer: Your Survival Guide

About 75% of all women going through menopause experience hot flashes, which are disruptive episodes of intense warmth and flushing accompanied by profuse sweating. Find out how to manage your hot flashes when warm summer weather turns up the heat.
Jul 25th, 2018

Lifestyle Changes That Can Improve Your Fertility

Infertility is often the result of an underlying medical problem, but certain lifestyle factors can also influence your ability to become pregnant. There are simple changes you can make to improve your chances of having a baby.
Jun 19th, 2018

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Pelvic Pain

With work and family to contend with, it’s easy for women to put themselves last. But when it comes to pelvic pain, that nagging pressure that you’ve tried to ignore could be your body communicating that something is amiss.
May 25th, 2018

Exercise During Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

You may feel tired when you’re pregnant and think rest is more important than exercise. But that isn’t always the case! Read on to find how to exercise can help your baby and your body during pregnancy.
Apr 20th, 2018

Managing Menopause Symptoms on the Job

Menopause can cause symptoms you’d probably rather not experience at work. We can’t change the timing of your hot flashes, mood swings, and other menopausal signs, but we can help you find ways to manage when they strike on the job.
Mar 30th, 2018

10 Tips for Remedying Insomnia During Pregnancy

Insomnia during pregnancy is quite common—and extremely maddening. Whether you just can’t get comfortable or are worried about becoming a parent, sleep eludes you. Try these 10 strategies to ease into a peaceful night.
Feb 15th, 2018

How Much Weight Should I Gain During Pregnancy?

Weight gain and pregnancy go hand in hand, but just how much you should add depends on your starting size. Keep your rate of weight gain to a moderate, steady pace to promote your own health and the health of your growing baby.
Jan 31st, 2018


I’m a 24 year old, and I’ve always had extremely painful periods. My doctor told me that I might have endometriosis. What is it, and what can be done about it?
May 5th, 2017

Pre-Pregnancy Planning

My husband and I are thinking about trying to get pregnant in the next few months? Do I need to do anything to get ready for pregnancy?
May 1st, 2017

Risk of Coronary Artery Disesae

I’m a 62 year old woman and a friend of mine recently had a heart attack. I smoke and I worry about my risks for coronary artery disease. Is there anything I can do?
Apr 25th, 2017


I’m a 48 year old woman and my mother was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis. Is there anything I can do to decrease my risk?
Mar 23rd, 2017


I am a 28 year old woman. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for six months without success. Should I be concerned?
Mar 5th, 2017

New Contraceptives

I have a hard time remembering to take the birth control pill every day. Are there any new contraceptives out these days?
Feb 3rd, 2017