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Stefanie A. Schultis, M.D.
Covington, LA

Many women are reluctant to bring up intimate concerns with their doctors. These concerns are very common. Symptoms may be decreased sexual pleasure due to poor lubrication, pain with intercourse, vaginal canal might feel too loose (less sensation) or too tight (discomfort), and difficulty or inability achieving an orgasm. Low sex drive or libido may also occur affecting self-esteem resulting in significant stress between partners.

The O-Shot®️, using your own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), may be an option for you.

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Dr. Stefanie Schultis is a certified provider of the O-Shot®️ in the Greater New Orleans area.

Many common benefits include:

* More bladder control

* Less pain or discomfort during intercourse

* Increased natural lubrication

* Increased desire

* Stronger and more frequent orgasms

* A tighter vaginal opening

The O-Shot is an in office, non-hormonal and drug free treatment. Learn more

An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled growth on the inside or outer surface of one of a woman’s ovaries. Many women develop ovarian cysts. The majority of these growths are harmless, cause only very minor discomfort or no ovarian cyst symptoms at all, and disappear without treatment in just a few months. However, some cysts can cause severe symptoms and require urgent treatment.

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Common Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts

Most ovarian cysts do not cause any symptoms, and often these cysts disappear without treatment. However, larger ovarian cysts can cause symptoms including:

Pelvic Pain: Sharp or dull ache in the lower abdominal area on the side of the body where the cyst is located.

Abdominal Discomfort: Sensation of heaviness or fullness in the abdomen.

Bloating: A bloated sensation.

Severe Symptoms Need Urgent Medical Attention

  • Sudden severe pelvic or abdominal pain.

  • Pain and vomiting or fever.

  • Signs of shock, such as cold, damp skin, rapid breathing, weakness, light-headedness.

Functional Cysts

Each month, a woman’s ovaries develop follicles, which are cyst-like structures. The follicles generate the female hormones estrogen and progesterone, and they release an egg during ovulation.

When a normally occurring monthly follicle continues growing (either before or after releasing the egg)

it becomes a functional cyst. This type of ovarian cyst is usually harmless, does not cause pain, and often goes away on their own.

Risk Factors for Ovarian Cysts

Hormone Problems


Pelvic Infection


History of Ovarian Cyst

Ovarian Cyst Complications

Less common kinds of ovarian cysts sometimes develop in women after menopause and may be cancerous. Post-menopausal women should maintain regular exams to help ensure early detection and timely ovarian cyst removal, if needed.

Ovarian Cyst Prevention

Ovarian cysts are not preventable but having routine pelvic examinations by your gyn can help ensure that any changes are detected as early as possible.

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Over 90% of women report some degree of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms. I have been helping women manage PMS for 30 years. I’ve heard just about everything and I understand as I, too have suffered from PMS.

What is premenstrual syndrome?

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) describes physical or mood changes that occur in the days or weeks before your menstrual period. Most women experience at least some PMS symptoms, such as headaches or bloating. In some cases, these symptoms are so severe that they keep you from going to work or school.

What are symptoms of PMS?

PMS symptoms may affect your physical, emotional, and mental health. Common symptoms of PMS include:

Physical symptoms

  • Food cravings

  • Fatigue

  • Breast tenderness

  • Abdominal bloating

  • Pelvic pain

  • Skin problems such as acne

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Joint or muscle pain

  • Alcohol intolerance

  • Weight gain

  • Headaches

Emotional symptoms

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Irritability

  • Insomnia

  • Changes in sex drive

  • Anger outbursts

  • Crying spells

  • Poor concentration

  • Social withdrawal

These symptoms may change over time. If symptoms of PMS interfere with your life, there is help. Call for an appointment in with Dr. Schultis in Covington, LA 985-898-1940