Mastalgia is the medical term for breast pain. Most women have to deal with episodes of occasional breast pain at some point in their lives. It can range from mildly annoying to, quite frankly, disabling. It is often a challenge for physicians to manage and treat. Cyclic breast pain begins about ten days before menses […]
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Life would be simpler if all women began menstruating at the same age, had 27 to 38 days between each period, 4 days of bleeding, and everyone ceased bleeding at age 50. This isn’t always the case. Many variations in menstrual patterns may occur. There are many factors that can affect those patterns leading women […]
Expectant mothers have their blood routinely “typed” by a laboratory early in their pregnancies. The different blood types, A, B, AB, and O, are accompanied by the designation “positive” or “negative.” What does this designation mean, and why is it an important health concern? Red blood cell membranes have proteins attached to them. One of […]
Many mothers want to know when routine gynecologic examinations for their daughters should begin. The answer is simple: When the need arises. Reasons for an adolescent to see a gynecologist include (but are not limited to): ü Pelvic pain, including painful menses, not responding to Ibuprofen ü If the patient has become sexually active, considering […]
Endometriosis is a benign (non-cancerous) condition in which cells of the uterine lining, endometrium, is found in spots or in cysts outside the uterine cavity. The most common locations are on the surface of the ovaries, peritoneum (the membrane that lines the abdomen and pelvis), or on the intestine’s surface. It may also grow into […]
The first large follow up study has come from Australia , where the HPV vaccine Gardasil is provided for free with over 70% of patients between 12and 18 receiving all 3 doses since the vaccine program began in 2007. There was noted to be a 50% reduction in the incidence of severe pre-cancerous changes on […]
Perimenopause refers to the years preceding menopause (peri = “around”). Roughly coinciding with ages 35-52, this transition period from reproductive life to post reproductive life is caused by a change in the way the ovaries produce their hormones which leads to menstrual cycle changes. The ovary of a reproductive aged woman, under the pituitary gland’s […]
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted virus which can infect both the cells of the skin and mucosal surfaces of the genital area. For many years, HPV has been known to cause genital warts. With the advent of DNA technology and years of research, HPV has been proven to be the cause of many […]