Dr. Kevin Windom, MD

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  • OB/GYN Associates Atlanta, Georgia

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  • Kevin Windom, MD - Marietta, GA - Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Kevin Windom, MD answered:
    Multiple miscarriages can be caused by numerous conditions.  The most common condition is a hormonal abnormality where the progesterone level is too low, and this chronically low progesterone does not allow the continuation of a pregnancy.  Another common condition causing miscarriages can be that a patient’s...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many women with breast cancer lack basic knowledge about their disease, such as their cancer stage and other characteristics, according to a new study.

    The lack of knowledge was even more pronounced among minority women, the study authors found.<...Full Article

  • Kevin Windom, MD - Marietta, GA - Obstetrics & Gynecology
    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
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young women who regularly exercise may have more oxygen circulating in their brains -- and possibly sharper minds, a small study suggests.

    The findings, from a study of 52 healthy young women, don't prove that exercise makes you smarter, researche...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for developing a rare form of brain cancer known as glioma appears to go up with long-term use of hormonal contraceptives such as the Pill, new Danish research suggests.

    Women under 50 with a glioma "were 90 percent more likely to have ...Full Article

  • Kevin Windom, MD - Marietta, GA - Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Kevin Windom, MD answered:
    Ovarian cysts are most often caused by ovulation.  These are called functional cysts and they tend to dissolve over a 2-3 month period.  Some ovarian cysts are caused by a hormonal irregularity called polycystic ovarian syndrome in which the entire ovary is filled with numerous cysts that are causing abnormal amounts...Read More
  • Kevin Windom, MD - Marietta, GA - Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Kevin Windom, MD answered:
    Most ovarian cysts are asymptomatic.  The most common cause of ovarian cysts is ovulation, and most women do not have any symptoms of ovulation except for occasional twinges in the left or right lower pelvic area.  If a cyst becomes enlarged, some patients can have pelvic pain, pelvic pressure, and sometimes...Read More
  • Kevin Windom, MD - Marietta, GA - Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Kevin Windom, MD answered:
    Usually. HPV is the cause of 90% of abnormal pap tests. Sometimes other STDs like trichomanis can cause abnormal Pap test. Bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, lack of estrogen can also cause abnormal Pap test and these problems are not sexually transmitted. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your chances of being diagnosed with early breast cancer, as well as surviving it, vary greatly depending on your race and ethnicity, a new study indicates.

    "It had been assumed lately that we could explain the differences in outcome by access t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The injectable birth control Depo-Provera is associated with an increased risk of HIV infection in women, according to a review of research in Africa.

    Women who receive the so-called "birth control shot" have about 40 percent higher odds of becomin...Full Article

  • Kevin Windom, MD - Marietta, GA - Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Kevin Windom, MD answered:
    The best way to determine when are “your best days to get pregnant", is to determine when you are ovulating. Every woman's menstrual cycle is different and they ovulate at different times.  In a classic 28-day cycle, a woman ovulates on day 14 of her cycle (day 1 is the first day of their period).  Women who have a...Read More
  • Kevin Windom, MD - Marietta, GA - Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Kevin Windom, MD answered:
    I tell all of my patients that they should start taking prenatal vitamins 2-3 months prior to becoming pregnant. This will help get the patient healthy as well as will increase their folic acid levels and will deter some congenital abnormalities (neural tube defects). The iron in prenatal vitamins...Read More
  • Kevin Windom, MD - Marietta, GA - Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Kevin Windom, MD answered:
    Yeast infections can be prevented once the underlying cause is discovered. If the patient does not have any type of underlying cause for her chronic yeast infections, the best way to treat chronic yeast infections is by changing her diet. A diet with less carbohydrates and no simple sugars (sodas or candy...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have a pre-cancerous condition known as atypical hyperplasia of the breast are at higher risk of developing breast cancer than experts had believed, a new study finds.

    Hyperplasia is an overgrowth of cells. When it occurs in a distort...Full Article

  • Kevin Windom, MD - Marietta, GA - Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Kevin Windom, MD answered:
    The most common cause of a yeast infection is if a patient takes antibiotics (especially penicillin based antibiotics). These antibiotics can kill off good bacteria in your body, and by killing off the good bacteria in the vagina, that can allow the yeast to overgrow. There is yeast and bacteria at all times in...Read More