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WOMEN'S HEALTH Q&A Women's Health Q&A Our women's health experts answer your frequently asked questions Q WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WELCOME, OUR NEW PHYSICIANS PERIMENOPAUSE AND MENOPAUSE? "Perimenopause is the transitional phase lead- ing up to menopause [the end of female reproduction], and usually lasts between two to eight years. It can start as early as your late 30s or as late as your early 50s. During this time, your ovaries are producing less estrogen, so you may have Paula Greer, CNM irregular periods or other symptoms. "As your egg supply ages, your body begins to ovulate less often, and in time estrogen and progesterone levels drop enough that the menstrual cycle stops. When you reach one year without a period, your doctor or midwife will UM BWMC is proud to welcome diagnose menopause. These changes to your reproductive new, experienced OB-GYNs to and hormone systems are a normal part of every woman's its medical staff. Howard Popkin, life cycle, and your health care provider can guide you MD, Fateh Hraky, MD, and Dennis through this process." P. Stern, MD, specialize in ob- - Paula Greer, CNM, director of midwifery services at stetrics and gynecology and are accepting patients in their office UM BWMC at 308 Hospital Drive in Glen Q Burnie. They have more than 70 WHAT ARE UTERINE FIBROIDS? "Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths in the uterus. Common in women of childbearing age, Pablo Argeles, MD years of combined experience providing exceptional women's health care in the greater fibroids are made of muscle cells and other tissues that grow Baltimore region. Please join UM in and around the wall of the uterus. Many women who have BWMC and its Pascal Women's fibroids have no symptoms, but if you do, they may cause: Center in welcoming Bay ■ Heavy or painful periods or bleeding between periods Women's Health to Glen Burnie! ■ Feeling "full" in the lower abdomen ■ Urinating often ■ Pain during sex ■ Lower back pain ■ Reproductive problems, such as infertility, multiple miscarriages or early labor "If your fibroids are troublesome and interfere with your normal activities, they can be treated with medications or SCHEDULE YOUR CHECKUP TODAY To make an appointment with Dr. Stern, Dr. Popkin or Dr. Hraky, call 410-595-6353. removed through a minimally invasive procedure called myomectomy. If you are concerned you may have a fibroid, be sure to make an appointment with your doctor or midwife." - Pablo Argeles, MD, chair of OB-GYN at UM BWMC and assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive services at University of Maryland Medical School care physician or medical specialist near you. mybwmc.org | Fall 2016  5 http://www.mybwmc.org

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