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I Had My Tubes Tied: Can That Be Reversed? Nov 1st, 2021

Each year, about 700,000 women have a procedure called tubal ligation, which blocks or interrupts the process of an egg moving through the fallopian tubes to the uterus where it could be fertilized. The decision to have a procedure that results in permanent birth control may seem wise at the...

Why You Should Never Ignore Abnormal Bleeding Oct 7th, 2021

Defining normal can be tricky when you’re talking about a whole population of women. However, you know what’s normal for your body, and though that may change over the course of your life, the changes are usually gradual. When you experience sudden, big changes in your menstrual cycle, it’s time...

Weight Gain During Pregnancy: What is the Right Amount? Sep 1st, 2021

One of the most common questions posed when a woman comes to us during pregnancy is about pregnancy and weight gain. The amount of weight you gain during pregnancy depends on your starting weight and the particular health needs of you and your baby. At Medical Care for Women in...

Don’t Let Menopause Affect Your Sex Life Aug 1st, 2021

It’s easy to assume that menopause just means hot flashes, mood swings, and saying goodbye to menstruation. However, the hormone changes triggering menopause also cause physical changes that can impact your sex life, too. Staggeringly, only 27% of women in their 70s still have intercourse. Fortunately, there are solutions. In...

Myths and Facts About Prenatal Vitamins Jul 13th, 2021

As a mother, you want the best for your child. Prenatal vitamins can help ensure that your child develops optimally throughout your pregnancy.  Deficiencies during pregnancy don’t just impact your baby’s development, but they can also lead to major malformations and reduce the lifespan of your child.  Under the guidance...

Solutions for Your Urinary Incontinence Jun 11th, 2021

If you’re struggling with urinary incontinence, you’re not alone. It’s a common problem for women, especially those who are pregnant, postpartum, or going through menopause.  Dr. Andrea Olanescu of Medical Care for Women in Astoria, New York, diagnoses and treats urinary incontinence so you can feel confident again.  In this...

How to Increase Your Chances of a Safe Pregnancy May 4th, 2021

When you’re pregnant, you want the best for your baby. You can start by following the medical recommendations and lifestyle changes necessary to have a safe pregnancy in which you stay healthy and reduce your risk of complications.  The good news is that odds are in your favor for having...

Reasons You May Need a Hysteroscopy Apr 6th, 2021

If you’re experiencing unusual symptoms such as unexplained vaginal bleeding, severe cramping, or difficulty getting pregnant, you’re probably eager to find out the cause and get relief. Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure used to help make a diagnosis. At Medical Care for Women, PC in Astoria, New York, Dr....

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Mar 8th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

5 Causes of Abnormal Bleeding Mar 1st, 2021

Every woman is used to the normal cycle of menstruation. But when bleeding occurs between periods or when menstrual bleeding is unusually heavy or even unusually light, it can be concerning. At Medical Care for Women in Astoria, New York, Andrea D. Olanescu, MD, uses advanced techniques to identify the...

Suffering Bothersome Menopause Symptoms? We Have Treatment Options Feb 10th, 2021

Menopause is the time in a woman’s life that marks the end of her reproductive years. You’ve officially reached that milestone when you haven’t menstruated for 12 consecutive months. Perimenopause is the time leading up to menopause, with symptoms starting between ages 45-55 and lasting about four years: The exact...

What’s the Difference Between Hormonal and Non-Hormonal IUDs? Jan 12th, 2021

You have many choices when it comes to preventing pregnancies. One of the tried-and-true options that women turn to for long-term effectiveness is the intrauterine device (IUD).  Here at Medical Care for Women in Astoria, New York, Dr. Andrea Olanescu specializes in gynecological and obstetric issues, and is passionate about...

Why am I Having Urinary Incontinence? Dec 1st, 2020

Urinary incontinence is one of those problems that most people try to hide forever. However, urinary incontinence won’t just go away on its own — speaking to a professional like Dr. Andrea Olanescu of Medical Care for Women in Astoria, New York, will help you discover the root cause of...

Lifestyle Factors That Can Cause Infertility Nov 11th, 2020

If you suffer from infertility, you may feel alone. However, an estimated 10-18% of couples are affected by infertility, and more than 6 million women in the US experience difficulty becoming or staying pregnant. Establishing why you’re infertile can be difficult. Fertility problems can be caused by male or female...

Why You Should Never Ignore Pelvic Pain Oct 8th, 2020

It's no secret that many women take on the role of caretaker. These efforts often focus on others' needs, and you may end up neglecting your own health in the process. But one thing that you should never ignore is pelvic pain. These symptoms can be: Steady and severe  Dull,...

How a Hysteroscopy Can See and Solve Problems Sep 1st, 2020

As a woman, your role in reproduction places unique and sometimes substantial demands on your body. Keeping healthy requires similarly unique diagnostic techniques. Your uterus is, of course, the center around which your reproductive role revolves, and its wellness is an important part of your overall health through the years...

Why More and More Women Are Choosing the IUD Aug 13th, 2020

The birth control pill is one of the most popular forms of contraception in the United States. But more and more women are choosing long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) like the intrauterine device (IUD) to prevent unwanted pregnancy. At Medical Care for Women in Astoria, New York, our women’s health expert,...

The Top Menopausal Symptoms and How to Treat Them Jul 27th, 2020

Menopause means a lot more than the discontinuation of your period and bidding farewell to fertility. It’s a time when you go through a rollercoaster of physical and emotional changes.  Dr. Andrea Olanescu and our team at Medical Care for Women are experienced with providing insight into your menopausal symptoms, and...