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

What You Need To Know About Vaginal Discharge

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Every woman deals with it, yet it is not something that most women readily discuss with others. Vaginal discharge is a normal part of being female as it is the body’s natural method of cleaning “down there.” Vaginal discharge is a mixture of cells produced by the vagina and cervix and the changes those cells … Read More

Pelvic Pain

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The pelvis is the lowest part of the abdomen, and many women feel a great deal amount of pain in this area on a recurring basis. There are several causes of pelvic pain, some of which are short in duration and severe, some of which are debilitating, and some of which are more constant yet … Read More

Getting the Facts About HPV

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HPV stands for Human Papillomavirus.  HPV is a common virus of which there are over 100 different types. Forty out of the 100 types of HVP are spread through sexual contact and can infect the genital area in a variety of ways. In many individuals, HPV does not cause symptoms and will clear up on … 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

Natural Treatments for Menstrual Cramps

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For many women, menstrual cramps are simply a part of their monthly menstrual cycle.  The severity of menstrual cramps can range widely from a mild nuisance to a debilitating pain.  If you experience menstrual cramps every month, the first thing you should do is make your OBGYN aware of your symptoms and particularly any changes … 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

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

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

Yoga For the Treatment of Female Urinary Incontinence?

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An estimated 17 million women in the United States are currently dealing with Female Urinary Incontinence. Urinary Incontinence is a medical term used to describe a condition of not being able to control the flow of urine from your body. Symptoms may include leakage of urine when sneezing, coughing, laughing, exercising or lifting heavy objects. … Read More