Low Libido

The term “low libido” refers to a woman’s decline in sexual desire and interest. It is a common problem for women, and it is often the result of many different conditions or a side effect from certain medications. At Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. our doctors are here to help you find the treatment you need … 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

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

Pelvic Pain: Is it a Uterine Fibroid, or Something More Serious?

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Pelvic pain is a common condition affecting women and can be caused by a number of conditions.  So, how do you know if your pelvic pain is being caused by uterine fibroids or something more serious? Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that develop on the wall of the uterus.  In many cases, fibroid tumors do … Read More

Preventive Women’s Health

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Do you have smoke alarms installed in your home?  Do you have a home security system?  Do you own a car, homeowners, health or life insurance policy?  Most likely, you have answered yes to many or all of these questions.  All of these things mentioned above are examples of preventive measures we take everyday to … 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 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

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

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