Because women are unique, their reproductive health is unique as well. Even if your concern may seem embarrassing, you should be sure to ask your doctor about the issues you are experiencing. Here are some of the most important things to bring up to your gynecologist.
A mammogram is a medical test that uses low-dose x-rays to gather images of the breast tissue to detect breast cancer. There are two types of mammography, screening and diagnostic. It is helpful to know how these procedures work before you go in for one.
Many birth control methods are available, including pills, implants, injections, patches, and natural family planning practices (abstinence, fertility tracking, etc…). The effectiveness of each method can vary and some may not be right in certain circumstances. All help to prevent conception, but with so many options out there, it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you.
High-risk pregnancies are those that include increased health risks for babies and mothers. There are many situations that can cause a pregnancy to be considered high-risk. Whether you have been pregnant before or are planning to become pregnant in the future, it’s important to know what a high-risk pregnancy is and how your OB/GYN can help you through it.
Morning sickness is nausea and vomiting that happens during pregnancy, typically in the first two trimesters. Despite its name, morning sickness can happen at any time of the day or night. Stress, lack of sleep, and certain foods are known to make symptoms worse. If you’re pregnant and dealing with this issue, we have some tips that can help!
It is vital that women ages 40 and over get a mammogram once every year. There are situations where they are needed more often or earlier, though. It is commonly known that the goal of all mammograms is to detect breast cancer as early as possible. But, you may have other questions about these procedures. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about mammograms, including some you may not have even thought of.
Many people only go to the doctor when they are sick or injured, but every healthy adult should still see their healthcare professional at least yearly. Many organizations recommend regular preventive exams and screenings, including the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. You should speak with your doctor about the screenings you should receive, but here are some of the most commonly recommended for women.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a condition that is characterized by the abnormal production of androgens. These are male sex hormones that women DO have in small amounts, but in larger amounts can result in fluid-filled sacs called cysts forming in the ovaries. The ovaries can experience other issues, especially related to ovulation.
Did you know that there are three phases of menopause? All are important times of transition in a woman’s life. The symptoms of each stage may vary, although many women report having the same throughout. It is important for every woman to understand what to expect during perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause.
Women have an average of 450 periods in their lifetime, so it seems strange that they would be surprised by anything related to the menstrual cycle. However, there are many things women of all ages don’t know about their periods! Here are some facts that every woman should understand about their menstruation:
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