Q: I am having a hysterectomy as I have a prolapsed uterus and want to know if it is wise to have my ovaries removed?

By Dr. Thomas deHoop / Kalispell OB/GYN A: The answer is dependent on a few factors such as age, family history, risk of heart disease and osteoporosis with age being the most significant. You have to balance the risks of removal (premature menopause) against therisks of leaving the ovaries in place. After ovarian removal, ovarian […]

Is it safe for me to continue to exercise in pregnancy?

By Dr. Thomas deHoop / Kalispell OB/GYN Q: I am a runner in the first trimester of my pregnancy. Is it safe for me to continue to exercise in pregnancy or should I stop or significantly modify my activity until after I deliver?  A: That is a great and often asked question. Now, more than […]

What is HPV and why is it important?

Dr. Thomas deHoop  – Kalispell OB/GYN Q: “I have teenagers (a son and a daughter) and I keep hearing about the Gardasil vaccine.  Generally speaking I’m not a fan of every vaccine available so is this one mandatory to protect my children?  What are the possible side effects and is it worth the risk?” Sincerely, […]