Elisa Ross, MD

Elisa Ross, MD

Elisa Ross, MD, is an obstetrician and gynecologist in Cleveland Clinic’s Women’s Health Institute. She loves her job caring for and educating women and is a frequent medical commentator in local and national media and is named one of Cleveland’s Best Doctors annually. She’s also the mother of two awesome young women.

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Feminine Odor Problems? What Every Woman Needs to Know

Feminine Odor Problems? What Every Woman Needs to Know

Tags: douche, feminine hygiene, garlic, menopause, sexually transmitted diseases, sexually transmitted infections, STDs, vaginitis

A Cleveland Clinic OB/GYN gives straight answers about douching, feminine odor and vaginal health.

Tired of Tampons? Here Are Pros and Cons of Menstrual Cups

Tired of Tampons? Here Are Pros and Cons of Menstrual Cups

Tags: birth control, menstruation, periods, tampons and liners

A Cleveland Clinic OB/GYN shares her thoughts about the pros and cons of using a menstrual cup, instead of tampons and pads, during your period.

woman thinking

Morning-After Pill: Your Weight Plays a Role

Tags: birth control, contraception, IUDs, obesity, pregnancy, sex

A European manufacturer of emergency contraception pills says they’re not effective in women who weigh more than 176 pounds. Other, more reliable contraception can prevent morning-after uncertainty.

pregnant woman wearing white sweater holding pills

Are You Pregnant? Avoid Heavy Acetaminophen Use

Tags: acetaminophen, fevers, miscarriage, pregnancy, pregnant

Tylenol has long been the doctors’ recommended choice for mild pain relief during pregnancy. New research indicates heavy use could cause developmental problems in kids, but more study is needed.

pink woman holding belly in pink shirt

Yeast Infection Drug OK During Pregnancy (Video)

Tags: child safety, pregnancy, pregnant, vaginal discharge, video, yeast infection

Some pregnant women have had concerns about taking the effective yeast infection medication fluconazole. A new study shows they can rest a little easier.

Don’t Assume It’s Just a Yeast Infection

Don’t Assume It’s Just a Yeast Infection

Tags: allergies, genital warts, hemorrhoids, herpes zoster virus, skin infection, STD, yeast infection

The symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection are familiar to many women: itching, irritation, and usually a thick white discharge. It’s easy to simply reach for the anti-fungal treatments at the first sign of irritation -- and usually this does do the trick.

‘Full Term’ Pregnancy is newly defined

‘Full Term’ Pregnancy: Newly Defined

Tags: baby, c-section, ob/gyn, pregnancy, pregnant

For years, doctors defined 37 to 42 weeks as the time span of a full-term pregnancy. Now, that range is being divided into different classifications.

woman having a c-section

Fewer C-Sections: Good News for Moms

Tags: c-section, pregnancy, pregnant

Some women find the idea of an elective C-section appealing, but they come along with more risks of complications. Today, C-section rates are leveling out, and that’s good news for moms and their babies.

woman laying down with hot water bottle

PMS: Control Pain, Moodiness and Cramping (Video)

Tags: menstrual cramps, PMS

Mood swings? Sleeplessness? Severe cramps? Don’t suffer in silence. Find out how your doctor can ease your PMS.

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When to Visit Your Doctor for Yeast Infection (Video)

Tags: sexually transmitted diseases, sexually transmitted infections, STD, STI, yeast infection

It’s easy to self-treat your vaginal itching at the drug store. But what happens when your symptoms don’t go away?