Gynecology

News in Gynecology: The Three Stages of Menopause

Menopause affects each woman differently. Perhaps your best friend is struggling to sleep. You're drenched in sweat from each hot flash. And your sister—lucky her—is enjoying a new sense of energy and creativity. What are the three stages of menopause and what can you...

Dr. Marie Stopes: Person of Influence in Gynecology

Many men and women have paved the way for modern gynecology. Dr. Marie Stopes, our person of influence in gynecology, is one. Dr. Marie Stopes Dr. Marie Stopes, 1880-1958, was a distinguished academic scientist and the youngest Doctor of Science in Britain at that...

What Causes Ovarian Cysts? Fact Sheet

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs in the ovary. They are common and usually form during ovulation. Many women with ovarian cysts don't have symptoms, and usually, they are harmless. What Causes Ovarian Cysts? The most common causes of ovarian cysts include: Hormonal...

Vaginal Yeast Infection: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Itching, burning, swelling, and pain—Most women recognize the signs of a vaginal yeast infection, as this type of infection is common among women of menstruating age. If you’re experiencing symptoms of a yeast infection, schedule an appointment with your gynecologist....

Water Retention: Relief for This Premenstrual Symptom

Water retention (also called edema) occurs when fluid builds up inside your body. Some women notice water retention every month before their period. Hormone imbalances and a woman's diet can cause premenstrual water retention. Water retention can be uncomfortable and...

Different Period Blood Colors: What it Means for Your Health

When you have your period, your uterus sheds its lining. Menstrual blood flows from the uterus through the cervix and passes out of the body through the vagina. Through the duration of your period, the blood might change color, ranging from black to orange to pink to...

Toxic Shock Syndrome: Facts, Causes, and Symptoms You Need to Know

What is Toxic Shock Syndrome? A 16-year-old teenager died on a school field trip from toxic shock syndrome (TSS) in March 2017. The death appears to be linked to the teen’s tampon use. But what is toxic shock syndrome? And why is it linked to tampons? The young...

Hormone Replacement Therapy: What is it and is it Right For Me?

What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy? Hot flashes. Insomnia. Vaginal dryness. Incontinence. Are you looking for relief from these common menopause symptoms? During menopause, your estrogen levels fall. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)—which is also known...

2014 Interesting Developments in Obstetrics & Gynecology Part 2

Here is the second installment of interesting studies that effected OBGYN and women’s health in 2014. See our blog post for Dec. 8, 2014 to read part 1. Long-acting reversible contraception for adolescents - The etonogestrel implant and intrauterine device (IUD) is...

2014 Interesting Developments in Obstetrics & Gynecology Part 1

Every year new and informative studies are published that effect women and their health.  To help you keep up with some of the new information, below are a few of the studies that have been published this year. Aspirin for preventing preeclampsia - The US Preventive...

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