Blog Archive

Most Common Causes of Pelvic Pain (and What to Do About It) Sep 1st, 2019

If you’re a woman who suffers from chronic pelvic pain, it can be difficult to focus on much else. There are many possible causes of this kind of pain — which occurs in the area below your belly button and between your hips — and it’s often difficult to isolate...

What Constitutes a High-Risk Pregnancy? Aug 1st, 2019

When you’re pregnant, there’s always a risk of complications for you and your unborn baby. When things go as planned, it’s wonderful. But when they don’t, it can be scary. Women in the Tarzana, California, area trust OB/GYN practitioner Jehuda Renan, MD, with their high-risk pregnancies. He provides exceptional care...

How Infertility Affects Your Mental Health Jul 3rd, 2019

If you or your partner have received a diagnosis of infertility, it most likely has a physical cause. However, its impact can go beyond the physical. While your mental health has no direct impact on your fertility, infertility causes many couples to experience increased stress and emotional distress. Taking care...

What You Should Know About the Symptoms of Menopause Jun 1st, 2019

The symptoms of menopause can be unpleasant for some and barely noticeable for others. You may have hot flashes that are unbearable at times, while other women may have one minor hot flash per week, or none at all. What is the same, though, is that all symptoms are the...

Understanding the Risk Factors of Untreated HPV May 2nd, 2019

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 79 million Americans are infected with HPV. Most of these people are in their teens and early 20s. There are many types of HPV, some of which don’t have symptoms....

What Effect Will Endometriosis Have On My Reproductive Health Apr 2nd, 2019

If you have painful periods, spotting between periods, or even stomach distress, you may be living with endometriosis. It’s a condition that affects one in 10 women between puberty and menopause, the childbearing years. Dr. Jehuda Renan treats this common condition in a wide range of ways that depend on...

5 Factors That Put You At Greater Risk For Fibroids Mar 8th, 2019

Uterine fibroids are benign uterine tumors. They can grow inside your uterus, on the outside of your uterus, or within your uterine wall. Sometimes fibroids even attach to your uterus by a stalk, or stem. They can grow to be so large they change the shape and appearance of your...

What You Should Know About HPV Feb 6th, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 79 million young Americans in their teens and early twenties are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV). There are more than 100 forms of HPV, and some of them can cause genital warts as well as cancer of the cervix, anus,...

The Firsts Steps to Understanding Your Infertility Jan 10th, 2019

The possibility that you may not be able to conceive a baby can be heartbreaking, especially if you’ve often dreamed of having children. If you experience difficulty getting pregnant, it’s important not to lose hope. Here at his OB/GYN practice in Tarzana, California, Dr. Jehuda Renan specializes in diagnosing and...

How a Pap Smear Can Save Your Life Dec 10th, 2018

As a woman, routine visits to your gynecologist are essential to your health. Pelvic exams, which include a Pap smear, are vital for women of all ages. This short, simple procedure in your doctor’s office can save your life. Did you know that 40 years ago cervical cancer was the...

Bleeding During Pregnancy: When It’s Normal and When It’s Cause for Concern Nov 11th, 2018

When you’re pregnant, especially during the first few months, every twinge, pull, and pain in your pelvic area may cause you to worry. If you experience any kind of bleeding during those first months, you may really start to panic. But instead, pause and breathe. Many women experience spotting or...

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Pelvic Pain Oct 18th, 2018

Women aren’t strangers to occasional twinges, and even pain, that signals changes in the body. Ovulation, menstruation, and pregnancy can all cause momentary feelings of discomfort. These pelvic pains are normal and usually subside after a few hours or day or two. A sudden pop of pain mid-cycle usually signals...

Managing Hot Flashes and Other Menopausal Symptoms at Work Sep 26th, 2018

The vast majority of menopausal women experience hot flashes at one time or another, and they can disrupt your life or your ability to get through the work day. More bad news: the earlier hot flashes begin, the longer they’re likely to linger.If hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause...

Summer Pregnancy Survival Guide: Tips for Staying Comfortable This Month Aug 20th, 2018

At first glance, pregnancy and summer may seem a terrible mismatch. For women already uncomfortably warm while they’re expecting, the prospect of additional heat and humidity may seem like a recipe for a mini-inferno. However, despite the additional challenges to keep cool, the benefits of fresh air and the freedom...

What Is Unexplained Infertility? Jul 25th, 2018

Young adults often spend many years trying not to get pregnant. Then, when they’re ready to start a family, it can be a shock to discover it’s not so easy after all. About 15% of U.S. couples struggle with infertility, which is defined as not being able to get pregnant...

Snoozing for Two: How to Get a Good Night's Sleep While You're Pregnant Jun 11th, 2018

Being pregnant is a wonderful time in your life, but it also floods your body with hormones and adds stress to your body systems that can produce unwelcome symptoms like nausea, heartburn, or leg cramps. All of these uncomfortable symptoms can make sleep seem impossible. Dr. Renan lists tips to...

The Link Between Endometriosis and Infertility May 18th, 2018

Endometriosis is a common and usually painful condition that affects about 10% of women in the United States and over 176 million worldwide. It occurs when the tissue that grows in your uterine lining, also called endometrial tissue, grows outside your uterus. This tissue can grow on your ovaries, fallopian...

Dr. Renan's Guide to Exercising While Pregnant Apr 27th, 2018

Women who make it a point to exercise regularly when they’re pregnant will likely see a number of benefits. The list includes easing back pain and constipation, minimizing swelling, boosting your mood, helping you sleep better, mitigating excessive weight gain, and helping you return to your previous physique after you...

10 Tips for Managing Morning Sickness Mar 29th, 2018

10 Tips for Managing Morning SicknessWhile morning sickness is typically gone for most women by the third or fourth month of   pregnancy, here are 10 helpful tips from Dr. Renan to use in the interim, to help reduce the impact of morning sickness on your life.Tip 1:Make sure you have...

Getting Your Body Healthy for Pregnancy Mar 16th, 2018

Your body is about to turn into a home for a growing baby. That baby is going to get everything it needs from you to grow and develop. But before you toss the birth control, you need to start getting your body healthy before you get pregnant.Making good choices now...

What Every Woman Should Know About HPV Jan 31st, 2018

Cervical cancer is a scary thought for any woman. The human papillomavirus (HPV), which is linked to certain types of cervical cancers and diseases is easily detected with routine Pap smears and gynecological exams. January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and the perfect opportunity to become educated about how you...