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As a woman, there’s a high probability you will get a vaginal infection (vaginitis) at some point in your lifetime. Don’t worry, it’s more common than you think and there’s usually a misconception about the types of infections and what causes them. Generally speaking, you will get symptoms like itching, burning, and a thick white…


Menopause, you may fear it or try to ignore it; but how well do you know it? The North American Menopause Society defines it as “a normal, natural event of the final menstrual period that is usually confirmed when a woman has missed her periods for 12 consecutive months (in the absence of other obvious…


So you are pregnant! Not only are you excited, but also have also just realized that there’s a long road ahead of you before the baby is born. You have to be prepared not only with the baby’s room, but also emotionally and physically. In this article you will find brief to-do lists so your…


Nowadays, there’s a massive amount of information about diabetes just a simple click away, but there is certain information you should only obtain from a reliable OB/GYN. First of all, we have to understand there are preventive measures women can take in order to reduce their risk of getting this disease. According to a Harvard…


You have probably seen commercials for sanitary napkins, or “pads.” These products help keep you clean when you are going through your period. There are many different types available for your specific flow and preference. There are also some smaller and lighter pads that you can use during the lighter days of your period. Tampons…


The feeling of uncertainty, nervousness, and confusion is normal for any pregnant woman. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first pregnancy or your 5th; every pregnancy is different. That’s why it is so important that you see an OB/GYN you feel comfortable with and that you ask the correct questions. There are many factors that…


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Breast Cancer Awareness month has been around for a few years already, but most women only know a few things about it. Misconceptions as to what increases your risk of breast cancer and what does not are everywhere. In order to detect breast cancer at an early stage and treat it effectively, you must be…


We all know that hormones are responsible for cramps, mood swings and breast tenderness during menstruation or hot flashes and irritability during menopause, but did you know that they can be responsible for many other symptoms? Your body is able to function due to a delicate balance of hormones. These chemicals control everything from your…


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Symptoms and Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer: Ovarian cancer can be difficult to detect since its symptoms tend to be vague and similar to the symptoms of many other non-cancerous conditions. This can be dangerous, since many women will spend months visiting different kinds of physicians and never think of visiting an OB/GYN. It is…


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Women face many health problems that might be too embarrassing to discuss with friends or even their doctors. No matter what you’re going through, chances are most women experience it at one point or another too. Your OB/GYN is probably familiar with these embarrassing conditions and can help you find relief. Here we explain some…


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