Symptoms of the Most Common STDs


Diseases that are transmitted sexually, known as STDs, are infections that are passed between people through sexual touch. Common ways that STDs are transferred is through kissing, sexual intercourse, and oral contact with genitals. An STD can be caused by a virus, bacteria, yeast, or a parasite. Having an STD is a serious condition and … Read More

Cervical Cancer Screenings

According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly all cases of cervical cancer are caused by infection with oncogenic, or high risk, types of human papillomavirus, or HPV. These sexually transmitted viruses are common in those who are sexually active with multiple partners, are having sex with someone who has multiple partners, or who is having … Read More

Abnormal Pap Smear

A Pap smear is a gynecologic procedure done to detect abnormal cells in the cervix. Most women anxiously await the results of their Pap smear to learn whether they are “in the clear” or if there are concerns. For women who receive a call with results of an abnormal Pap smear, anxieties and fear are … Read More

STD Testing

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are diseases that are passed from person to person through unprotected and liberal sexual encounters. Even with the numerous research that has been published and taught to patients since the 1980s, sexually transmitted diseases are still a common occurrence among women today. There are numerous sexually transmitted diseases and the consequences … 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

Is It a Yeast Infection or Something More Serious?

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A vaginal yeast infection is an infection of the vagina that is caused by the overgrowth of a certain type of fungus, Candida albicans.  The symptoms include extreme itchiness around and in the vagina, pain during urination, pain during sex and more.  This condition is very common and 75% of women will experience a vaginal … Read More

I Had An Abnormal PAP Test: What is Next?

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If you have had an abnormal PAP test, you are not alone.  Many women have abnormal results on one or more PAP tests during their lifetime.  So, what is the next step?  The first step is not to panic.  One abnormal result on a PAP does not mean that you have cervical cancer.  A PAP … Read More

HPV And Oral Cancer

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In a recent interview with The Guardian, popular actor and Hollywood star Michael Douglas announced that his recent throat cancer was most likely caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease that can be contracted during oral sex.  In the interview, Michael Douglas also admitted to drinking and smoking.  These two factors have been … Read More

STDs in the United States

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Despite major efforts at raising awareness and education, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain a problem in the United States.  The most common types of STDs in the United States include the following: •  Chlamydia – Chlamydia is an STD caused by a bacterium and is the most frequently reported sexually transmitted infection in the United … Read More

Common Causes of Pelvic Pain

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Many women experience pelvic pain before or during their monthly menstrual cycles.  Most of us just brush this pain off as an expected symptom of menstruation.  However, other common causes of pelvic pain include Endometriosis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and Fibroids.  In some cases, pelvic pain may be a sign of a more serious medical … Read More