Infertility Treatment

Infertility is a very personal and sensitive issue that many women throughout the US face. Women of all ages, backgrounds, ethnic groups, and economic status suffer with infertility, making it an issue that is not only common but also regularly dealt with by gynecologists and obstetricians. At Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. we are proud to … Read More

How Weight Affects Infertility

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There are often a few factors that can contribute to infertility. For a majority of women, these factors can be addressed and controlled through medication or medical treatment. There is an area, however, which is typically only controlled on a personal level – this being the area of weight. Women who are either overweight or … Read More

Infertility

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Infertility is diagnosed when women cannot become pregnant after having unprotected, regular sex for six months to one year. Infertility may be due to a single cause in one partner, or it can be caused by a combination of factors from one or both partners. It is estimated that 10-15% of Americans will suffer from … Read More

Egg Freezing for Future Fertility

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Many of you may have heard that both Facebook and Apple, two large, well-known American companies, are planning to offer their employees egg freezing as a health benefit. The purpose is to preserve the fertility of working women who are not yet ready for motherhood.  This move has stirred up much controversy and debate about … Read More

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and Infertility

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is one of the most common causes of female infertility.  In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in eight women with PID experience difficulties getting pregnant.  PID is an infection of a woman’s reproductive organs (uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and cervix).  It occurs when bacteria … Read More

Current Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening

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Pap tests, also known as “Pap smears”, have been one of the mainstays of women’s health for many decades.  However, with the approval of a new test, that may be changing soon.  Recently, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a genetic test from Roche: the Cobas HPV test.  This new test was approved … Read More

Minimally Invasive Management Options for Fibroids

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Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the muscular layers of the uterus.  They are a common occurrence among women of childbearing age.  In some cases, uterine fibroids do not cause symptoms and will go away on their own.  However, in other cases, they can cause symptoms such as pain, excessive menstrual bleeding and infertility. Fortunately, … Read More

Dealing With Infertility

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Everyday, couples all over the world deal with the disappointment of infertility.  Infertility can be one of the most difficult things to deal with as a couple.  We have all heard stories about couples or known couples personally who tried and tried to get pregnant to no avail.  Then, after going through the adoption process … Read More

Should I Get Tested for STDs?

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Are you wondering if you should get tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?  It is an important question as more than 1/2 of all Americans get a sexually transmitted disease or infection at some time in their lives.  Many times, STDs do not cause symptoms and many people never know they have one.  This makes … Read More

Surgical Treatment for Endometriosis

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Endometriosis is a condition characterized by the abnormal growth of cells (endometrial cells) outside the uterus. It is one of the leading causes of pelvic pain in women and can also cause other symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding and infertility. If you have pelvic pain, heavy bleeding or other symptoms, it is important to … Read More