Most young women should start getting Pap smears beginning at age 21. However, if you are younger than 21 and sexually active or if you are experiencing any reproductive health concerns, you should speak to an experienced gynecologist.It’s a common misconception, but Pap smears aren’t just for those who are sexually active. The purpose of … Continued
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If you have muscle pain or tightness, migraines or carpal tunnel, the whole-body approach of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) could bring you relief. Doctors trained to perform OMT are Doctors of Osteopathy (DO) and address pain through the body’s network of joints, muscles, nerves and tissues. The goal is to help your body heal itself … Continued
Let’s say you’re doing most things “right” when it comes to your health. You get annual well-woman exams, stay up-to-date with your mammograms and are as active as your family and work life allow. Still, there are some key concerns all women should be aware of when it comes to our health.Top women’s health care … Continued
So many parents-to-be dream of starting a family, but for one reason or another, struggle to become pregnant. Thankfully, for instances in which uterine or cervical issues are interfering with your ability to conceive, there are solutions such as dilation and curettage (D&C). This surgical procedure is performed to remove tissue from inside your uterus. … Continued
Approximately 1 in 40 pregnancies are ectopic, which means the pregnancy is occurring outside the womb, usually inside one of the fallopian tubes. When this occurs, it can be extremely dangerous for the mother because she may experience life-threatening internal bleeding. Unfortunately, ectopic pregnancies cannot be carried to full term.What are the risk factors for … Continued
A hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows your doctor to look inside your uterus. It is commonly used to diagnose and treat the causes of abnormal bleeding. Women who have periods that are longer or heavier than normal, or those that have unexplained bleeding between periods are most likely to undergo a hysteroscopy … Continued
If you’ve been trying to conceive, then you understand all too well the anxiety and anticipation of the very long two-week wait. This is the period of time between your pregnancy attempt and the day you receive your pregnancy results—whether from a natural try at home or a medically-assisted attempt at a fertility center.Most over-the-counter … Continued
It can be devastating to receive news about an abnormal pap smear. When your results come back positive, it means your doctor found abnormal or unusual cells in your cervix—it does not necessarily mean you have cervical cancer. Nevertheless, women often feel betrayed by their own bodies and can have deep concerns about their fertility, … Continued
From the moment you confirm your pregnancy and until delivery, there is so much to look forward to, think about and do. But, there is always time to check your week-by-week fruit and veggie comparisons. It’s fun to get a tangible idea of how big your baby is and help you answer that pressing question, … Continued