Hormonal Imbalance: Symptoms and Treatments

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Are you exhausted yet unable to get to sleep or stay asleep?  Are you moody and irritable, even when it is not that time of the month?  Have you recently gained weight and are unable lose it?  Are you experiencing hot flashes?  Have you completely lost interest in sex or has sex become painful for … Read More

Boys and HPV Vaccinations

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If you are a woman or have a daughter, you have most likely heard about the vaccinations that are available to prevent Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a group of sexually transmitted infections that, if left untreated, can lead to cervical cancer as well as a variety of other types of cancers affecting women.  However, many people … Read More

Can I Still Breastfeed After Breast Augmentation Surgery?

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Breast augmentation is a popular type of cosmetic surgery that can be used to change the size and shape of the breasts. Everyday, women with naturally small breasts elect to have them enlarged to make them more proportionate to the rest of their bodies, increase their confidence and enhance their overall appearance. If you are … Read More

Are You Tired of Dealing with Excessive Menstrual Bleeding?

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Is excessive menstrual bleeding getting in the way of your life and making it hard to participate in the activities you enjoy? Does it require you to plan your life around your menstrual periods? If so, you may want to consider Hydrothermal Ablation (HTA). In general, menstrual bleeding is considered excessive when a woman soaks … Read More

Should I Donate My Placenta After a Planned Cesarean Section?

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If you are pregnant, you may be faced with the decision of whether or not to donate your placenta after the birth of your child.  Placenta donation is a common practice that can done when there is a birth via a planned Cesarean Section.  This tissue from the placenta is then harvested and used for … Read More

Is It a Vaginal Yeast Infection or Something More Serious?

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 According to data provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, nearly 75% of all adult American women have had at least one vaginal yeast infection in her lifetime.  This same data shows that of this 75%, 40% or more will suffer from two or more cases of this type of infection. A … Read More

Finding Relief from the Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence

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If you have a sudden urge to urinate or have trouble controlling the release of urine from your bladder, you are not alone.  Millions of women suffer from the same symptoms of female urinary incontinence.  The severity and frequency of the symptoms of female urinary incontinence can vary widely.  For this reason, this common condition … 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

Barrier Methods of Birth Control

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Barrier methods of birth control work by preventing sperm from entering the uterus and fertilizing an egg.  When a spermicide is combined with a barrier method of birth control, it is even more effective.  Unlike other methods of birth control, barrier methods are used only when you have sexual intercourse. So, what are the different barrier methods … 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