Blog Archive

Is Prolapse Normal After Giving Birth? Oct 7th, 2019

For many women, pregnancy is a time to marvel at the wonders of the human body. Yet there can be some residual damage in the form of pelvic prolapse. It’s not life-threatening, but it can be painful and disrupt your daily life.  Board-certified OB/GYN John Macey, MD is a prolapse...

What Can I Do About Urinary Incontinence? Sep 1st, 2019

Urinary incontinence can be more than an inconvenience. Worrying about bladder control can affect your daily routine and interfere with social interactions. Unfortunately, many women become too embarrassed to discuss the condition so they suffer without treatment. Overall, urinary incontinence affects about 10% of American women under age 65 and...

How PCOS Affects Your Daily Life (And What You Can Do About It) Aug 1st, 2019

Living with polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, can be devastating for a woman. This combination of metabolic, hormonal, and psychosocial conditions can cause long-term medical issues, anxiety, and depression. While PCOS can dramatically affect your daily life, there are things you can do about it. If you’re a woman in...

When Should I Consider a Hysterectomy? Jul 1st, 2019

A hysterectomy surgically removes your uterus and sometimes other reproductive organs, like your ovaries, fallopian tubes, and cervix. Approximately 600,000 American women undergo a hysterectomy each year, and 20 million have already had the procedure. But, even though hysterectomies are the second most common medical procedure performed on women, they...

Understanding Your Treatment Options For Endometriosis Jun 1st, 2019

Endometriosis causes painful symptoms for approximately 7 million women in the United States and is the leading cause of female infertility, pelvic pain, and gynecologic surgeries. Endometriosis — a condition in which uterine tissue grows outside the uterus — affects 1 in 10 women during their reproductive years. While there’s...

How to Know If You Are a Good Candidate for Hormone Replacement Therapy May 1st, 2019

Hormones regulate many important functions of your body and can have a significant impact on your moods as well. A hormone imbalance can disrupt your body’s normal processes, causing you physical and mental discomfort and distress. Menopause is a common time when hormone shifts happen, but other reproductive health conditions...

How SculpSure® Can Help Boost Your Confidence Just In Time For Summer Apr 2nd, 2019

While you may be looking forward to warmer weather, those cold winter months may have had unwelcome side effects on your body. Bad weather has a tendency to keep people indoors, where they’re typically less active. All those warm cocoas and winter holiday parties don’t do much for your waistline,...

How MonaLisa Touch Can Boost Your Confidence in the Bedroom Mar 1st, 2019

Is vaginal dryness making intercourse a painful experience for you and less than enjoyable for your partner? You are not alone. The condition is a burning issue for many women, but most of them are reluctant to talk about it. Vaginal dryness is a symptom of a condition known as...

Is It Possible to Have a Successful Tubal Reversal Feb 4th, 2019

There are myriad reasons why women choose a tubal ligation. They may feel that they don’t want any more children. They may have health problems that make pregnancy dangerous. They may have a partner who refuses to use birth control. But times change. Health care changes. Even partners change. This...

Live in Your Best Body This Year with SculpSure Jan 10th, 2019

As we enter the new year, many of our patients say they want to get in better shape so they can feel healthier and more attractive. Unfortunately, studies show that 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the middle of February. People have various reasons for abandoning their resolutions. Many...

6 Common Causes Of Infertility Dec 10th, 2018

Unsuccessful attempts at conceiving can be disheartening and even lead to anxiety and depression. Dr. John Macey understands the frustrations that can come with the failure to conceive. Dr. Macey treats many cases of infertility at his practice in Nashville, Tennessee. Here, Dr. Macey explains the six most common causes...

Unable To Enjoy Sex After Menopause? MonaLisa Touch Can Help Nov 12th, 2018

Are you struggling to enjoy sex after menopause? You’re not alone. It’s estimated that around 50% of post-menopausal women experience pain before, during, or after sex. That ouch factor can not only stop you from experiencing orgasm, but can put you off having sex altogether. Sex doesn’t have to end...

Tired of Looking at Your Love Handles? SculpSure Can Help Oct 18th, 2018

Fed up with looking in the mirror and seeing those flabby love handles staring back at you? It can be tiresome and frustrating having abdominal fat that just won’t shift. You’re dieting, exercising, and doing everything the experts recommend but you still can’t drop that excess weight, no matter what...

Balancing Your Body With Hormone Replacement Therapy Sep 26th, 2018

Though you might think that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is for menopausal women, you’d be surprised to hear that it’s often used for younger women experiencing problems with their menstrual cycle and reproductive system, too.It’s the endocrine glands that create, store, and release hormones to control your reproductive organs and...

3 Benefits Of Choosing SculpSure Over Liposuction Aug 24th, 2018

If you could wave a magic wand and resculpt those hard-to-tone areas of your body, your clothes would fit better and you’d finally see the slimmer body you were always meant to have. It’s not magic or a wand, but SculpSure® body contouring treatment works like a charm to reduce...

Restoring Your Vagina With MonaLisa Touch Jul 20th, 2018

Restoring Your Vagina With MonaLisa Touch    Declining or fluctuating estrogen levels that can occur with perimenopause, menopause, and post childbirth can lead to unpleasant vaginal symptoms that women are reluctant to talk about, but that greatly affect their quality of life. Vaginal atrophy negatively affects the lives of about 75%...

Take Back Your Life: 5 Ways to Overcome Incontinence Jun 19th, 2018

It doesn’t matter if your incontinence makes you leak a little urine when you cough or sneeze, or if it makes you lose control if you can’t get to the bathroom in time — the condition can rule your life. At Dr. John Macey’s office, we know how embarrassing and...

Should You Be Concerned About Heavy Bleeding? May 21st, 2018

Every woman’s period is different. What seems normal for one woman may be out of the ordinary for another. While some women have light periods that cause no reason for concern, others may have heavier periods that not only interfere with their daily activities but might also signal an underlying...

What Every Woman Should Know About Pelvic Organ Prolapse Apr 20th, 2018

If you’re familiar with the condition, you may believe that pelvic organ prolapse is simply part of the aging process we all must deal with eventually. And that may be true, but it doesn’t mean you have to live with the symptoms.Dr. Macey is dedicated to helping women of all...

Everything You Need to Know About SculpSure Mar 29th, 2018

You eat right and go to the gym regularly, but your belly, buttocks, double chin, or thighs just refuse to budge. Exercise and diet can help you lose pounds, but these strategies can’t spot reduce. You may be slimmer, but still, have pockets of fat that just won’t budge.Enter a...

What Happens to Your Body After a Hysterectomy? Mar 12th, 2018

What Happens to Your Body After a Hysterectomy?Hysterectomy is the second most common surgery among women in the United States, but it isn’t routine, and it’s never approached lightly. If you need to have a hysterectomy, Dr. John Macey in Nashville, Tennessee, takes time to talk, explaining all your options,...

How Does the MonaLisa Touch Work? Feb 28th, 2018

When intercourse becomes painful and urinary problems come to the fore, you could be suffering from genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), also called vaginal atrophy. Hormone levels change after menopause, most notably estrogen, with natural production falling off dramatically. These low levels may begin to affect your body systems and,...

How to Manage Morning Sickness Jan 2nd, 2018

Whether it’s your first or third go-around, pregnancy is an exhilarating and life-altering experience. From the positive pregnancy test to learning the sex of your baby and finally the birth. But there are sometimes a few bumps in the road on the way to your due date, like the nausea...

Five Things to Know During a First-Time Pregnancy Nov 30th, 2017

Few things in life are more exciting than learning you're pregnant for the first time. The rush of emotions that most women feel during pregnancy usually include a boatload of joy and anticipation, but also a lot of questions and some anxiety and apprehension as well. Below are a few...

Dealing With Common Problems During Pregnancy Oct 13th, 2017

Pregnancy is an extremely exciting time in your life, but as anyone who's been through it will tell you, it's no walk in the park. If you've already had a baby, you're probably quite familiar with the ups and downs of pregnancy, but if this is your first time, you're...