Gynecologist in Bradenton Florida

If you live in the Bradenton area and are in need of a women’s health specialist, don’t hesitate to visit us! Our experienced staff will be more than happy to help you with issues related to high-risk pregnancies, infertility, and pregnancy care in general.

Many women tend to avoid exams because they feel fit and healthy, but that’s never a good reason to skip an important exam. Well-woman exams are foreseen to be a preventative measure rather than being a healing intervention. Many gynecologists and obstetricians recommend at least one exam per year so that your doctor can closely monitor your condition before it escalates into something serious. 

During these exams, a doctor will check your blood pressure as well as your weight and height. A pelvic exam and physical checkup of your abdomen are also on the agenda.

When you worry about your feminine health and wellness, board-certified OB/GYN Arunachalam Jothivijayarani, MD, may suggest Votiva to identify your problem and potentially treat it. Dr. Jothi and the team of expert physicians at Women’s Care of Bradenton, serving Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida, offer a comprehensive range of in-office Votiva procedures to help with problems related to vaginal childbirth and aging, and address external and internal vaginal health issues WITHOUT surgery. 

Most common female health issues are as follows:

  • Decreased blood flow and sensitivity
  • Pain induced by labial hypertrophy
  • Lack of control over urination
  • Loose vaginal canal, most commonly after giving birth
  • Loose and wrinkled vulva and labia
  • Lowered sex drive and self-confidence

If you’re concerned about any of the aforementioned issues, call or schedule an appointment online for expert medical advice and treatments.

What is Votiva treatment?

A painless treatment that contributes to the rejuvenation of both your external and internal vaginal tissue, Votiva requires no lasers or surgery. It has become quite popular in the past couple of years, and many women decide to try this particular treatment as it is known to yield incredible results. 

Feminine rejuvenation is a beneficial treatment, especially for women who are experiencing menopause changes, hysterectomy, decreased sexual function, and painful intercourse. If you’re experiencing any of the aforementioned issues, contact us today to schedule a consultation, and we’ll make sure to help you overcome these hurdles. 

Q: What is Votiva Treatment?

A: Votiva is a perfectly safe and comfortable treatment that solves all your aesthetic and health-related vaginal problems and requires no surgery. It uses radiofrequency (RF), a type of thermal energy which releases heat and creates collagen and elastin, thus tightening the vagina. 

Q: What can I expect during a Votiva treatment?

A: During the Votiva procedure, patients might experience a slight burning sensation. Downtime is low or none, which depends on the duration and intensity. Some patients tend to feel very mild pain during the treatment and afterward, but in most cases, there is no pain whatsoever.  

Q: When do I get results from the Votiva treatment?

A: The results offered by Votiva are both seen and felt instantly, while the improvements continue over time, especially when repeating the treatment.  

Q: How many Votiva treatments do I need?

A: We recommend three treatments in order to get the most accurate results. Votiva is a painless treatment with low or no downtime and can be done in the office.

If you’re waking up at night drenched in sweat or find that you’re more irritable than usual, you may be approaching menopause. At Women’s Care of Bradenton, serving Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida, board-certified Arunachalam Jothivijayarani, MD, and her team of women’s health experts offer compassionate and effective menopause management services including bioidentical hormone therapy to ease your transition and help you maintain a healthy and active life. 

What is menopause?

Menopause happens when your body stops releasing viable eggs, and you haven’t had a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months. Most women experience menopause between the ages of 48-55, although it can occur earlier or later.

When many women talk about menopause, they’re actually referring to the years before your period stops, known as perimenopause. This is when your body produces fewer hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Your decreasing hormone levels cause the symptoms associated with menopause.

What are common menopause symptoms?

Every woman experiences menopause slightly differently. Not only do these symptoms occur on a spectrum of severity, but you may or may not have any of these symptoms during perimenopause and menopause. Most women aren’t able to notice the subtle symptoms of menopause, which can lead to some potential issues. While every woman experiences menopause differently, the usual symptoms are not to be taken lightly. 

When your body changes as you approach menopause, you may experience the following symptoms:

  • Irritability and mood swings
  • Night sweats
  • Hot flashes
  • Weight gain
  • Irregular and infrequent periods — until they stop altogether
  • Insomnia
  • Mental fogginess
  • Changes to libido
  • Hair and skin become drier
  • Vaginal atrophy

Managing menopause is somewhat of a challenge, but it’s definitely not an insurmountable obstacle. The doctor will usually create a custom program to help you manage your menopause, and as long as you follow their advice, you should go through it without any serious issues. 

How are menopause symptoms managed?

Dr. Jothi and the team at Women’s Care of Bradenton provide customized care and treatments to help you manage your menopause symptoms and maintain a healthy and active life as you go through this change. We take a holistic approach to your wellness and want to help you transition to menopause with little disruption to your life and well-being.

For example, many women benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). When you have BHRT, Dr. Jothi prescribes a hormone supplement designed specifically to restore your hormonal balance. You have frequent appointments and blood work, and Dr. Jothi monitors your symptoms, hormone levels, and your overall health.

You may also benefit from estrogen supplements to combat some of the physical symptoms of menopause like vaginal dryness. Estrogen supplements are usually provided in either a cream or vaginal ring.

Dr. Jothi and her team can also suggest alternative treatments like acupuncture or nutritional supplements to help manage your symptoms. Your doctor can also provide advice on how to adjust your diet and exercise habits as your body changes.

Every woman has unique experiences and needs as she goes through menopause. If you want to work with a doctor who takes time to listen to you and offers highly personalized advice and medical treatments to protect and improve your health, call Women’s Care of Bradenton or schedule a consultation online, today.

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Other Women’s Health Care and Procedures

Many women struggle to cope with conditions such as incontinence and problems with the uterine cavity. While these conditions aren’t inherently too alarming because they are relatively straightforward as far as treatment goes, they offer more than enough reason to be wary of the potential consequences.

Minimally invasive surgeries are done with special instruments that are inserted into your body through small incisions. In most cases, the surgeon will use a laparoscope, which is a thin and long surgical tube with a small camera on its end. The images from the inside of your body are then transmitted to a screen. This eliminates the need for large incisions, which tend to leave scars. 

These surgeries are usually performed on women who have issues with cysts, polyps, and sometimes cancer. Your doctor will usually prioritize this method in comparison to traditional surgery, as it’s significantly less invasive and allows for faster recovery.

Colposcopy is a procedure done with a colposcope, which is a magnifying device that allows your gynecologist to examine the interior of your vaginal cavity. It’s usually performed on women who have an irregular pap smear. 

Hysteroscopy is a procedure done with a hysteroscope, which is a thin surgical tube with a camera and light on the end. It transmits video signal onto a screen, helping your doctor with diagnosis. 

Endometrial Ablation is similar to hysteroscopy, but it’s usually used for treating heavy periods and menstrual issues. However, it’s somewhat of a last resort treatment as it has the potential to cause infertility.

Incontinence is a condition that prevents you from stopping urine from leaking out of your bladder. The most common form is the stress incontinence, caused by weakness in your pelvic floor. Another form is called urge incontinence, which occurs when your bladder muscles spasm, causing you to feel a sudden, usually uncontrollable urge to urinate. 

The diagnosis process is relatively straightforward, and it’s done via physical exams and various tests, mainly blood work and urine analysis.

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