• If I’m recovering from an OBGYN surgery, what problems should I watch for and when should I contact my doctor?
    Some bleeding after OB-GYN surgery is normal, but if you experience heavy bleeding, contact your doctor as soon as possible. A fever can be a sign of infection, so you should also contact your doctor if your temperature reaches 100.4°F at any time, or stays above 100°F for two consecutive days or more. Other issues to report to your doctor after OB-GYN surgery include foul-smelling discharge and severe pain or cramping that is not relieved by your prescribed medication.
  • What is a well-woman exam and why is it important?
    A well-woman exam is a routine, yearly checkup to assess your health and well-being. During the exam, Dr Kafali will review your health history, discuss any symptoms you may be experiencing and any concerns you have, as well as screening for any diseases. Women have unique health concerns and needs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 13% of adult women in the United States are in poor health. Roughly one-third of women over 20 have the risk factors for serious health problems like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. These include: (1) High blood pressure (2) Lack of aerobic exercise (3) Obesity Ultimately, these yearly exams are the best way for you stay on top of your health by detecting any problems or disease to best enable you to live a long healthy and active life.