An annual visit to the gynecologist is reserved for moms and “older ladies” right? Wrong. Women should have their first visit to a gynecologist between the ages of thirteen and fifteen.
Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) may sound familiar to you, especially if you’ve ever purchased or used tampons. On nearly every package you buy, you’ll find the warning label regarding tampon use and TSS. In fact, about half of all diagnosed TSS cases are a result of tampon use.
September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) awareness month, and this widespread disease affects roughly 10 million women across the globe. It’s associated with irregular periods, infertility, and ovarian cysts that can be troublesome and painful.
Just hearing the acronym “UTI,” which stands for urinary tract infection, is enough to make many women wince and cringe. In fact, it’s estimated that between 50 to 60 percent of women will experience a UTI in their lifetime, and it is the most common bacterial infection among women.
If you’re like most women, especially those in “caring” professions such as full-time moms, nurses or teachers, you are more likely to put aside your own health concerns while being the main scheduler for your children or spouse.
“I’m feeling really bloated today” is a thought that most women have expressed more than once. On those days where you’re having trouble zipping your jeans, you suddenly feel full after a small meal, or you’re just generally feeling sluggish, bloating might be the culprit. While it is usually not a bad thing, if you’re feeling this way consistently for more than a couple weeks, it’s time to see your doctor to figure out if there is more to it than just run of the mill bloating. While there are many simple reasons to explain it, persistent bloating is also one of the symptoms of ovarian cancer.
This April, focus on understanding and educating yourself and your family about the prevalence and danger of sexually transmitted diseases. April is STD Awareness Month, and our goal is to make sure that all of our patients understand how serious STDs are and most importantly, how to protect themselves and their partners. STDs aren’t usual topics of conversation, but the fact is that many of them have been steadily on the rise in recent years, with millions of Americans affected each year.
We can all generally agree that menstrual cramps are the worst. But for some women, menstrual cramps sound like a walk in the park compared to their monthly experience.
Your bladder is an often overlooked organ with a very important role. Keeping your bladder healthy can prevent various conditions and diseases from forming while maintaining proper function.
Endometriosis is a painful disorder that may worsen with your menstruation period. If you have extreme discomfort and pelvic pain around the time of menstruation and are having difficulty getting pregnant, you may want to consult a doctor to find out if you are suffering from endometriosis.