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Is It Normal To Have Extremely Painful Period Cramps?

Is it normal to have extremely painful period cramps? What exactly is normal? Over half of women have some type of painful cramps prior to and during their period. Some women just deal with it, others need medication to work through their time of the month, and then there are some women who experience severe cramping. When does normal shift into abnormal?

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Are Fibroids Preventable?

Let’s begin by telling you that you can have fibroids but suffer no symptoms. If so, you are exceptionally fortunate! At the same time, there is no need to tell a woman who has symptoms that they can be traumatic and interfere with your daily life. These women already know that the side effects are extremely painful, and you wouldn’t wish them on your worst enemy. So the burning question may be: are fibroids preventable?

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Three Capital Women’s Care Physicians Named Washingtonian Top Doctor 2021

Help us congratulate Dr. Darryn Band, Dr. Randy Lizardo, and Dr. Heather Sine for being named Top Doc 2021 by the Washingtonian.Washingtonian 2021 Top Doc
These three physicians possess the characteristics and skills that help drive Capital Women’s Care and distinguish us as one of the leading practices in the Washington, DC area.

The 2021 Top Doctors list was published in Washingtonian’s November issue. The doctors were identified by a survey of more than 13,500 locally practicing physicians asking which of their peers they trusted most with their patients.

 

Darryn Band, MD

 

Darryn Band, MD

Dr. Band received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, then attended medical school at the University of Maryland. His residency was at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and returned home to begin working in obstetrics and gynecology, following in his father’s footsteps. Dr. Band is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Randy Lizardo, MD

 

Randy Lizardo, MD

Dr. Lizardo has been accredited as a Master Surgeon in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the internationally recognized Surgical Review Corporation and a Certified Surgeon of The Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. He is currently licensed in DC, Maryland and Virginia and provides surgical services in multiple facilities. He is referred patients from across the DMV and has been consistently recognized by his peers as a Washingtonian Magazine Top Doc.

Heather Sine, MD

 

Heather Sine, MD

Dr. Sine completed her undergraduate degree at the College of Notre Dame in Maryland, and medical school at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., then traveled to the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston for her residency. During her years in medical school, she worked as a medical assistant for an established OB/GYN, and watched how his compassionate patient encounters led to his personal happiness. From this she took her own ability to talk with patients and help alleviate anxieties as well as being there while they make difficult decisions.

 

Real Stories: COVID-19 and Pregnancy

The Washington Post published a compelling article documenting several women’s experiences contracting COVID-19 while pregnant.pregnant woman getting covid vaccine Read these women’s stories to learn firsthand how important it is to get the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant to help ensure the health of you and your baby.

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CDC Recommends Pregnant Women get Coronavirus Vaccine

The CDC formally recommended that pregnant women get the COVID-19 vaccine on August 11th after studies have shown that it is safe.

Consult With an OBGYN at Capital Women’s Care

The board-certified OBGYNs at Capital Women’s Care recommend that all eligible people, including pregnant women, receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If you have more questions about the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy, contact our OBGYN office at (301) 681-9101 today!

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