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By Eric Bentolila MD, PA
July 09, 2021
Category: OBGYN Care
Tags: Pregnancy   Pregnancy Care  

Pregnancy is a fairly long process that may feel overwhelming and exhausting some days. It’s important to work with your OBGYN to learn more about how to get the most out of your pregnancy and make sure that you and your baby are both healthy. Dr. Eric Bentolila and Dr. Jacqueline Saitta in Ridgewood and Bayonne, NJ, are here to offer assistance as well as advice on how to make your pregnancy a wonderful experience and make sure that you get the care that you and your baby deserve.

Pregnancy Care Tips

During your pregnancy, you’ll be spending a decent amount of time visiting your OBGYN in Ridgewood and Bayonne, NJ, to make sure that your baby is progressing as scheduled and to make sure that you are both healthy. When visiting your OBGYN, be sure to ask any and all questions you have so that your doctor can help ease your worries as well as provide you with the sufficient answers that you need to make everything easier for you and your baby.

Your doctor will discuss things like nutrition with you to make sure everyone is getting the nutrients they need to be healthy. You should be sure to consult with your doctor about what foods you can and can’t have, as well as figure out what your diet should look like.

Your OBGYN is here to help you on every step of the way during your pregnancy and it’s also important that you’re relaxing throughout your pregnancy and not overwhelming yourself or your baby!

Contact Your OBGYN Today!

Take care of yourself and your baby throughout your pregnancy by talking to your OBGYN regularly and being sure to follow any of the advice your doctor recommends. Contact Dr. Eric Bentolila and Dr. Jacqueline Saitta in Ridgewood and Bayonne, NJ, today at (201) 447-1700 for the office in Ridgewood, NJ, and (201) 447-0467 for the office in Bayonne, NJ.

By Eric Bentolila MD, PA
July 07, 2021
Category: OBGYN

Your gynecologists in Ridgewood, and Bayonne, NJ, can help if you have endometriosis.

Menstruation isn’t always regular and predictable. Sometimes your period can be early, late, spotty without much bleeding, or heavy with lots of bleeding. So, how can you tell if your irregular periods might be something more serious, like endometriosis? Fortunately, your OBGYN can help.

Dr. Eric Bentolila and Dr. Jacqueline Saitta offer a wide range of OBGYN services in Ridgewood, and Bayonne, NJ, including treatment of irregular periods.

The average length of a period is 28 days. You have irregular bleeding if:

  • Your menstrual cycle length keeps changing
  • Your periods are chronically early
  • Your periods are chronically late

You may have irregular periods because:

  • You are going through puberty
  • You are pregnant
  • You are going through menopause
  • You are taking birth control

You may also have irregular periods because of something more serious, like endometriosis.

A layer of tissue known as the endometrium lines the inside of your uterus. Sometimes that layer grows outside of the uterus. When this happens, the endometrial tissue thickens and breaks down. When you menstruate, the tissue becomes trapped within your body, causing painful symptoms like severe cramping and other issues.

The main signs and symptoms of endometriosis include:

  • Extended pelvic pain and cramping
  • Lower back and abdominal pain
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Painful urination or bowel movements
  • Excessive bleeding during or between periods
  • Fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, or constipation

Endometriosis is diagnosed by several methods, including pelvic examination, a transvaginal ultrasound, MRI, or laparoscopy.

Your doctor will develop a treatment plan based on how severe your symptoms are and whether you want to become pregnant. Medication is a conservative treatment that is tried first. Surgery may be necessary for moderate to severe endometriosis.

To learn more about irregular bleeding and endometriosis, talk with the experts. Call Dr. Bentolila and Dr. Saitta in Ridgewood, and Bayonne, NJ, at (201) 447-1700 or (201) 447-0467 now!