If you have your first gynecological visit and need to have a PAP smear completed, then you may be wondering if there is something that you should do before the exam. Well, keep reading to learn about a few things that are necessary beforehand. Avoid Sex and Vaginal Products PAP smears are completed to test your cervix for abnormal cells. This is necessary to check for both precancerous and cancerous conditions and the collection of the cells requires access to the cervix and an uncontaminated specimen.
5 December 2018
Even if you consider yourself to be a pro when it comes to birth control, there is still a slight possibility that you are doing something wrong. Since the stakes are so high, you should periodically assess your usage of your preferred birth control method to ensure you are still on the right path. To help you navigate the complex world of birth control, here are some mistakes that you could be making and what you could do to avoid them.
23 January 2017
Some women decide very early on in life that they just do not want children. Others just want to have sex without the consequences of pregnancy. Whatever your reasons, if you want to cross pregnancy and children off your list completely, there are some permanent and irreversible forms of birth control just for women. Oophorectomy This is the complete removal of your ovaries. Without your ovaries, there is no chance you will ever get pregnant, period.
20 January 2017
For many women, their menstrual cramps stop or slow down once they become mothers or enter middle age. But if you're over 40 years of age and still have painful periods, take steps to find out why now. Menstrual cramping, or dysmenorrhea, can be a sign of a more serious gynecological condition, such as uterine fibroids. Here's a possible reason for your cramps and what you might do to treat it. Why Are Your Cramps So Bad?
19 January 2017
In order for doctors to detect gynecologic cancers early, women need to be able to recognize the symptoms that something is amiss with their bodies. Awareness of the warning symptoms can lead to early diagnosis and treatment—both of which can save your life. The sooner a gynecologic oncologist can start treatment, the more effective it will be. Types of Gynecologic Cancer Gynecologic and genital cancers can take several different forms. Although the symptoms and risk factors for the various cancers differ, some cancers of the reproductive organs share similar symptoms.
12 January 2017
While it isn't uncommon for it to take some time for you and your partner to get pregnant, there are certain signs that there may be a problem. These signs are generally cause for you to visit an infertility doctor to get further treatment. This article is going to discuss 2 signs that you need to visit an infertility doctor. Your Periods Are Very Irregular If your periods are very irregular, then it is likely going to be harder for you to get pregnant because you aren't ovulating as often.
11 January 2017
With the first menstrual cycle occurring at a younger age for many girls, early menarche poses concerns for a child's physical and mental health. Because at what age your daughter has her first menstrual period can affect her health later in life, it's important to be aware of the factors that may contribute to early menses as well as how the process may affect your child's overall health both in the present and future.
13 September 2016
After being pregnant for so many months, you may be eager to see your baby for the first time. However, before that can happen, you'll need to go through labor and delivery. If this is your first child, you might be nervous about the pain of labor, but if you want to have a smooth delivery, it's a good idea to use the following suggestions so that you and your spouse are adequately prepared for the process.
6 August 2016
Whether your ovaries might be merely damaged by radiation or chemotherapy treatments or completely removed in a bilateral oophorectomy procedure, you may be experiencing the unmistakable side effects of menopause -- hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, and low sex drive. While these symptoms are unpleasant enough for those who are already well into middle age, for those who are much younger and already recovering from major surgery or cancer treatment, they can be maddening.
17 May 2016