Dr. Kevin Windom, MD

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  • OB/GYN Associates Atlanta, Georgia

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  • Kevin Windom, MD answered:
    A cystocele, otherwise known as a prolapsed bladder, is when there is a hernia or tear in the connective tissue between the bladder and the vagina. The bladder protrudes into the vagina causing pelvic pressure, pelvic pain, at times inadequate bladder emptying, and a feeling of fullness. Read More
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    THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to achieving orgasms during sex with a regular partner, straight women still lag behind men and lesbian women, a new study suggests.

    Using surveys of single people, the Kinsey Institute research suggests that men -- straight or ga...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a new review of seafood safety, Consumer Reports is advising that pregnant women avoid eating tuna due to concerns about mercury exposure.

    "We're particularly concerned about canned tuna, which is second only to shrimp as the most commonly ea...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- White, straight women are much more likely to seek treatment for infertility than minority, bisexual or lesbian women, a new study finds.

    Researchers examined data gathered from nearly 20,000 American women, aged 21 to 44, who took part in poll...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. teen birth rates fell dramatically during the past two decades, plummeting 57 percent and saving taxpayers billions of dollars, a new government report shows.

    An estimated 4 million fewer births occurred among teenagers as a result of the ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. teen birth rates fell dramatically during the past two decades, plummeting 57 percent and saving taxpayers billions of dollars, a new government report shows.

    An estimated 4 million fewer births occurred among teenagers as a result of the ...Full Article

  • Kevin Windom, MD answered:
    This is a very debatable subject. A lot of physicians do not feel comfortable placing IUDs in young, unmarried patients. I counsel my single patients extensively on the risks of the IUD usage. If a patient contracts a sexually-transmitted infection and has an IUD in place, then this can cause severe...Read More
  • Kevin Windom, MD answered:
    The most common risks are infection and bleeding. The more severe risks are damage to bowel, bladder, or other internal organs near the uterus. Read More
  • Kevin Windom, MD answered:
    Miscarriages are not preventable because 80% of miscarriages are caused by chromosomal abnormalities. 20% of miscarriages can be caused by hormonal abnormalities or problems with a blood clotting disorder.  If a patient has 2 or more miscarriages, it is important to perform diagnostic testing to see if she...Read More
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    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer unmarried America women are having babies, with the notable exception of those who are over 35, federal health officials reported Wednesday.

    Births outside of marriage continued a slight decline in 2013, accounting for 40.6 percent of al...Full Article

  • Kevin Windom, MD answered:
    It is my belief that menopausal women do need pelvic exams due to the fact that vaginal cancer, uterine cancer, and ovarian cancers all have more prevalent risks in menopausal women.  The most common age of ovarian and uterine cancer is 65 years old, and these women are all in menopause; and because of...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    SUNDAY, Aug. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many pregnant women and their unborn children are being exposed to antibacterial compounds that may be linked to developmental and reproductive issues, a new small study suggests.

    The antibacterial triclosan appeared in the urine of every woman te...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of American women have benefited from a breast and cervical cancer screening program offered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a new report.

    The program was launched in 1991 to serve women with limited...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mutated versions of a gene called PALB2 can dramatically increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, a new study has found.

    Women carrying the PALB2 mutation have a one in three chance of developing breast cancer by the age of 70, British research...Full Article