You may feel embarrassed talking to your gynecologist about urinary incontinence, but do it anyway. Do it for yourself and to find a treatment. Do it because your gynecologist is the person who is most knowledgeable and who will give you the straight answers. » Read more about: Talking To Your Gynecologist About Urinary Incontinence »
The CDC recently published a press release stating that at the end of 2019 sexually transmitted diseases reached an all time high for the sixth consecutive year. More than 2.5 million cases were reported in 2019.
As STDs reach an all time high, learn how to prevent STDs. » Read more about: STDs Reach All Time High: How To Prevent STDs »
The first thing you should know if you have an abnormal Pap smear is not to panic. There are many possible causes for an abnormal result, and most of them are not something to get concerned about immediately. If it does happen, here is what to expect if you have an abnormal Pap smear. » Read more about: What To Expect If You Have An Abnormal Pap Smear »
Most women become familiar with the frequency and typical flow during their period. If something changes, women notice. It could be a missed cycle or two, or suddenly having a heavier than “normal” flow. When any changes occur, it’s important to see your doctor. There are some serious reasons why you shouldn’t ignore a heavy menstrual flow. » Read more about: Why You Shouldn’t Ignore A Heavy Menstrual Flow »
85% of women who have unprotected sex, even occasionally, get pregnant within a year. Those odds are not in your favor if you’re not ready to have a child. Choosing a contraceptive method that’s right for you can involve some due diligence and clear thinking. » Read more about: Choosing A Contraceptive Method That’s Right For You »
For parents of adolescent girls, or if you are a young teenager yourself, you may wonder about when to schedule a first gynecological visit. You may be surprised by the answer including both when and why. » Read more about: When To Schedule Your First Gynecological Visit »
Premenstrual syndrome or PMS describes a variety of symptoms that occur a week or so before the onset of a woman’s period. Many women have tender breasts, become moody or irritable, and experience bloating and a number of other symptoms to some degree. Any symptom of PMS can vary from mild to severe and women may think they are all normal. This is not necessarily true because there are some serious conditions that are often mistaken for PMS. » Read more about: Serious Conditions That Are Often Mistaken For PMS »
Heavy bleeding during your period is sometimes known medically as menorrhagia. Although every woman is different and menstrual cycles can vary, when should you see your OBGYN about a heavy period? » Read more about: When Should You See Your OBGYN About A Heavy Period? »
You may wonder how your gynecologist can help maximize your sexual health, and the truth is they can help, but only if you let them. Since many women would prefer to keep their sexual pleasure or lack thereof to themselves, it’s impossible to get any help if you don’t ask. » Read more about: How Your Gynecologist Can Help Maximize Your Sexual Health »
We hear this question quite frequently: is my menstrual cycle normal?
Since every single woman is unique, and we love that, it is hard to define “normal.” Most of the time we talk more about what is “average” rather than normal to help women understand if their cycle falls within average parameters. » Read more about: Is My Menstrual Cycle Normal? »